Hitachi Data Systems, India Collaborates with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and EDS Technologies to empower underprivileged students with job oriented skills
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd, has joined hands with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and EDS Technologies to provide value added courses and training programmes at V.E.T.B.V.L Polytechnic college in Bangalore. The objective of this initiative is to enhance the employability skills of the students belonging to the economically weaker sections of the societyby providing them the required technical knowledge and skills.
“Talent has become the de facto requirement in the competitive business environment today and Hitachi Data Systems feels proud to support the Govt of India’s vision of a Skilled India” said Vivekanand Venugopal, vice president and general manager, Hitachi Data Systems, India. “With this learning initiative, we aim to help bridge the gap between demand and supply of skilled manpower and innovative thinking, for existing and future job opportunities. This training willimprove the employability of students and make a positive impact in the job market for years to come,” he added.
Started on 2nd March for 21 students, this 10 day course was conceptualized and designed together with HDS and EDS Technologies. Industry mapped and industry desired design skills have been chosen in the electrical/mechanical streams. The students are being trained and equipped on INVENTOR (3D Modelling), webinars like CNC (Computer Numerical Control),welding, machine tools and class room sessions on soft skills focusing on the communication abilities, critical thinking and problem solving. Post completion of this program, HDS will connect the students to various companies for employment opportunities with the assistance of CII and EDS Technologies.
In 2014-15, CII affirmative action panel had successfully completed a pilot batch, which comprised of 15 students. 6 of them have been placed in full time jobs in the manufacturing industry and 2 have opted for post graduate courses. This pilot project was supported and funded entirely by CII members like Hitachi Data Systems and Manipal Group.
The program will be a significant catalyst of growth for students and thereby help to develop trained engineers required for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises in the state.