DXC Technology helps train 10,000 women for Indias IT sector

DXC Technology helps train 10,000 women for India's IT sector

 August 31, 2022

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Women’s empowerment and gender equality are essential to global progress. No nation can progress unless its women have equal access to opportunities with adequate safety and security. In India, women face a range of structural and social barriers that hinders their progress and eventually limit India’s ability to modernize. Women’s equal participation in the labor force would unlock trillions of dollars for global development.

To address this, DXC Technology has partnered with ICT Academy in India implementing a unique social initiative to empower deserving and under-privileged 10,000 graduating girl students across the country. This program is implemented by ICT Academy, establishing the Centre for Women Empowerment in engineering colleges across India. The program is a holistic and transformative skill program, shaping the future of the next generation.

As such, DXC Technology in collaboration with the ICT Academy in India, has launched Project 10K that aims to train 10,000 women engineers in the Information Technology / Information Technology Enabled Services (IT/ITES) industry by imparting training on various technical and soft skills.

Knowledge is power

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, says: "Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress in every society, in every family."

This statement has influenced DXC India in its in collaboration with the ICT Academy, that has seen Project 10K launched.

Through the initiative, DXC Technology is helping to "impart various technical and soft skills to the inquisitive minds of these young trainees."

Supporting students to be industry-ready and employable for ICT industry

"We're proud to announce that more than 2,500 of our selected trainees have been placed at some of the top organizations in the country," announced DXC Technology.

The ICT Academy Centre for Women Empowerment, powered by DXC Technology are established at rural Engineering colleges with the following goals.

  • Training 100 Pre-Final Year Engineering Girl students - 100 girl students of the Institution (Passing out in 2022) will be trained on a specific advanced technology course as per the demands of Industry. The 200 hours of training comprises 100 hours of Virtual Live Instructor Led Training and 100 hours of self-learning. The training includes soft skills for employability.
  • Assessment and Certification - The students will undergo an online assessment after completing the course and would be certified by ICT Academy in partnership with DXC.
  • Placement Facilitation - ICT Academy will organize exclusive placement drives for students trained under this program.
  • Creating Women Faculty Mentors - Two women faculty members will be trained on the advanced technology and recognized as the mentors for the students under the Centre for Women Empowerment.
  • Annual Student Competition - ICT Academy shall organize annual student competitions (Technology Hackathons) for the students participating in this training and winners will be recognized through awards and certificates at institutional level and national level.
  • Women Empowerment Summit - ICT Academy shall organize the Women Empowerment Summit for all centres jointly, to inspire and empower them across the landscape of their professional careers and personal lives. Industry Leaders and practitioners from DXC Technology and other corporates would be invited as speakers for this summit. Successful women leaders will be invited to share their experiences, which will inspire young girls.
  • Recognition for Institution - The implementing institution will be recognized as an ‘Implementation Partner’ on this unique social program on women empowerment by setting up of Centre for Women Empowerment in its Campus.

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Empowering, inspiring and uplifting

ICT Academy is an Initiative of the Government of India, State Governments, and Industry. The group is a not-for-profit autonomous organization focusing on improving the quality of students passing out of institutions in India, to make them industry-ready, and immediately employable in the ICT industry - comprising ICT services and ICT manufacturing sectors. The group helps support meeting the skill requirements of the industry, and generates more employment. ICT Academy is governed by an autonomous Board of Governors with representations from the State Governments, leading companies in the ICT industry, and NASSCOM which is the premier trade body and chamber of commerce of the technology industry in India and comprises over 3,000 member companies. ICT Academy is a pioneering venture under the Public - Private - Partnership (PPP) model that endeavours to train the higher education teachers and students in the areas of Information & Communication Technology, thereby making students industry-ready.

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