Punjab Infotech and Department of Higher Education, has joined hands with Infosys BPO, and launched a 'Train the Trainers' programme. The objective of this programme is to bridge the academia-industry skill gap. A ten day module training was completed by the first batch of 48 lecturers from 25 colleges, who later went back to their respective colleges and prepared to impart necessary skills to the students to make them employable. Dr Upinderjit Kaur, Education Minister, Punjab, complimented Infosys and Punjab Infotech for supporting the initiative. She hoped that Infosys would further help in providing placement opportunities to such skilled youth of Punjab in the ITeS industry.
It was explained by Rakesh Verma, Managing Director, Punjab Infotech that the company supported the initiative to equip the teaching fraternity in tier II and tier III towns so that they can further train their students in specific skills required in the ITeS industry. The lecturers from different colleges of Punjab expressed deep appreciation for dispelling many myths about the BPO industry. Punjab Infotech was incorporated in 1976 as the nodal agency of the government of Punjab for the promotion of IT industry in the State.