Bangalore: Wipro today announced the launch of a nation-wide initiative, the Wipro Integrated Skill Enhancement Programme (WISEPro) to impart communication and soft skills training to undergraduate students, predominantly from non-engineering colleges in India, with the aim of improving their employability in the Information Technology, Business Process Management (BPM), as well as other services sectors.
The pilot programme of the WISEPro initiative has been introduced to the student community at Kolkata-based Techno India Group. Wipro plans to extend this programme nationally to over 5,000 students by the end of FY14 and especially, make in-roads into smaller centres in India, besides the large cities.
Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a certification, post an assessment by Wipro. The certification will enable the candidates to be eligible for a placement at Wipro, if they are able to successfully clear one round of interviews as opposed to 3 or 4 levels of screening usually followed while recruiting fresh graduates at the company.
The 60-hour programme consists of technology backed modules in a self-paced format, that give the students the flexibility to work through the modules over a period of 3 months, along-side their core graduation course.
According to Dr. Sandhya Chintala, Executive Director, Sector Skills Council, Nasscom, “Enhancing employability to role-specific requirements in the IT, BPM and other services sector is a step in the right direction. The aim is to align the WISEPro programme with the SSC Nasscom guidelines outlined for CRM job roles. We, at SSC Nasscom, are glad to support and guide them in this endeavour”.
Subhasish Biswas, Head – Business Excellence, Wipro BPO said, “This initiative is an employability enhancement program that will endeavour to train students for the services sector where high levels of communication and presentation skills are required, in addition to basic domain knowledge. It aims to improve the soft-skill based competencies, foster professional skills and thereby, enhance the employability of youth for various service sector domains. We are of the opinion that considering the quality of the output being created, over a period of time, this certification will get recognition in several industries, besides the IT and BPM industries.”
Kerala IT News