The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) is planning to make available its online skilling platform Futureskills for college students as well.
The move of not for profit tech services industry will provide training to students in emerging technologies beyond member companies.
Futureskills offers training in Internet of Things (IoT), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Virtual Reality, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing and 3D printing, among others. NASSCOM through the platform has started the courses around three months ago and now has 2,00,000 participants from its member companies.
It is expected that the Futureskills will make these courses available to colleges from July next year. Initially, NASSCOM may carry out a pilot with a few colleges. The current subscription model for the courses offered is also likely to be replicated for the courses.
“Our first goal was to train the employees of member companies. So far, we offered training for B2B. July-August is when we want to take it to the colleges. We may pilot with some colleges and are in discussion with them,” said Amit Agarwal, CEO, IT-ITES Sector Skill Council, Nasscom,.
He also said, “The primary objective of Futureskills is to train people at member companies and the people who could be recruited by them.”