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 VETBVL 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 society by providing them the required technical knowledge and skills.
Vivekanand Venugopal, Vice President and General Manager, Hitachi Data Systems, India, “Talent has become the de facto requirement in the competitive business environment today and Hitachi Data Systems feels proud to support the Government of India’s vision of a Skilled 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 will improve the employability of students and make a positive impact in the job market for years to come,” he added.
This 10-day course was conceptualised 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 classroom 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.
The programme 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.