Microsoft India, TSSC sign MoU under Project Sangam; aims at skill development of Telecom Sector

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Microsoft India on Monday announced signing of an today Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) to jointly explore how Project Sangam will help enhance skills of executives in the telecom sector and create a more viable skilling ecosystem.

Announced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella earlier this year at Future Decoded, Project Sangam is a cloud hosted platform that leverages Azure services, as well as the power of LinkedIn, to provide an integrated mobile-first platform for skilling, and employment.

The pilot is intended to skill candidates in the areas of ICTEC (Information, Communication Technology, Electronics and Cyber as related to Telecom) and connect them with jobs.

With this pilot, Microsoft India will provide TSCC a platform to onboard identified skilling partners, content creators, training candidates and potential employers. Using the platform, the sector council can create courses compliant with the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF).

These courses can then be further extended by their partners and trainers with

their own training material. The platform will also provide Advanced Analytics and Insights for monitoring and iteratively improving program success.

"We are excited to partner with Microsoft in our efforts to train and skill India's youth boost growth and productivity in the telecom sector. We believe Microsoft's programs, tools and resources will empower telecom sector professionals with new-age competencies and narrow the existing gap between demand and supply of skills," said Chief Executive Officer Telecom Sector Skill Council, Lt. Gen SP Kochhar (Retd).

"We believe technology can empower every Indian, and this MOU will take us further in that journey. Project Sangam is an important step in helping play a role in bringing the power of Microsoft technology to accelerate the 'Skill India' mission," said Managing Director Microsoft India (R&D) Private Limited and Corporate Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise, Anil Bhansali.

"We are pleased to bring the power of Microsoft cloud technologies and data analytics to the Telecom Sector Skill Council and look forward to supporting them in their mission to develop world class skilled manpower for the Telecom industry in India," said Country Manager Public Sector Microsoft India, Sanjeev Gupta.

The Indian telecom sector is among the largest employment generating sectors in the country, which emphasizes the need for skilled manpower.

Project Sangam enables blended online and offline, teaching and learning. It can strengthen the skilling eco-system in India and has the potential to benefit millions in the country. (ANI)
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