IBM collaborates with Startup Village for skills development


Kochi: IT major IBM and Kochi based Startup village has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to equip engineering students and young professionals with knowledge and skills which will better position them in today’s dynamic IT industry. The collaboration will also help them build business solutions that address the issues enterprise customers are facing in the Smarter Planet industries.

As a part of this MoU, IBM will help students at Startup village to attain industry-ready skills through its Career Education and Academic Initiative programme. Career Education courses are designed to develop the right skills and nurture basic competencies that are demanded by the industry. The courses offered include skills on Information Management using IBM DB2, Software Quality management, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Mobile Application Development using IBM Worklight, Embedded Systems development using IBM Rational Rhapsody and more.

Along with this, students will also undergo experiential learning programs through Career Education Projects and take part in The Great Mind Challenge (TGMC) contest, the largest technological contest certified by the Limca Book of Records. TGMC is an academic initiative that supports, guides, and challenges students to be industry ready and have hands on skills on software development.

With this collaboration IBM, by its Academic Initiative programme, will provide relevant IBM Software free of cost that will be used for training & enablement purposes for students & faculty members of various Engineering colleges in Kerala.

“We are pleased to partner with Startup Village in Kerala, under IBM’s Career Education, Academic Initiative and GEP Program. The aim is to provide for life-long learning, skills development, career and workforce training concurrently enabling young generations to create world-class products for the enterprise businesses”, says Karthik Padmanabhan, Country Manager – ISV & Developer Relations, IBM India.

Commenting on the collaboration with IBM, Sijo Kuruvilla George, CEO, Startup Village said, “We have found that there are lots of talented youngsters in our engineering colleges, but are left handicapped without the latest technology solutions. The IBM support will definitely ignite their innovative talent and thereby enhance the human capital which a prime mover in any eco-system. We are sure this would lead to a whole new culture of product-based thinking and catalyse innovations of the future”.

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