Telecom Sector Skill Council, Huawei unite to open CoE at NIT Patna
Patna, Sept 19 (KNN) The Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) in partnership with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has opened a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for IoT (Internet of Things) in Patna.
This centre has been opened up to cater to the need for capacity building in the telecom sector. It will aim at upskilling aspiring students to enhance their employability through training in innovative technologies.
While addressing the inaugural ceremony on Monday, Ravi Shankar Prasad (former IT minister), said “TSSC is fulfilling the need of the hour by creating high-end skill centres to cater to demand from the youth. We need more industry-aligned training to empower our youth with advanced skills like 5G and IoT. I want to see more being done for the state of Bihar.”
As per reports, the CoE will cater to roles in Information and Communications Technology, Cyber Security, Electronics and Communication, including Technical, Services and allied fields. This includes job roles for Internet of Things (IoT), Call Centre Executive, ToT, and ToA, among others.
The agreement between TSSC and Huawei Technologies has been signed for a period of five years.
“Frontline workforce skilling & upskilling for the telecom industry has become imperative with the accelerated growth of the industry. We are seeing new technology-enabled ventures every day with telecom being their backbone, and to fulfil client delivery, we need to have the workforce in place. Huawei will be a strategic partner who will help us align with the future demands of the industry and NIT Patna will provide the crucible for the transformation of the students.” said Arvind Bali, CEO of Telecom Sector Skill Council.
TSSC will be supplying training content, network of training partners, industry connect, NOS as per industry demand, institutionalise accreditation process for training providers etc. The lab setup will cater to high-end courses in IoT technology. Once the period of the MoU is over, the centre will be handed over to NIT Patna.
Harsh Khurana, Executive Director, Huawei India “Huawei has been a strong proponent for telecom growth in the Indian market. India has immense potential to develop quality skilled workers and TSSC has a proven history for finding prime movers in the ecosystem. NIT Patna is one such institute which is why we chose to work over here. The accelerated technological growth of the Indian market will lead to more services and manufacturing in the telecom industry.”
NIT Patna will host the lab setup and all equipment necessary for the training. It will additionally be supplying a faculty list for those who wish to be trainers at the CoE. The institute will be in control of the centre to optimize operations at the centre. (KNN Bureau)