Simulation and training solutions provider Sankhya Infotech today said it has partnered with Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC), an apex body to impart skilled human resources to the telecom industry, to provide online and digital training to professionals across India. As the digital content partner for TSSC, Sankhya would offer various TSSC courses on an online e-market place giving trainees experiential training in learning telecom technology, the company said in a release issued here.
“We are excited by the launch of the first B2C (business to customer) training technology platform. Telecom sector has high rate of obsolescence due to rapid technology changes and to meet the changing needs the skills of people needs to be enhanced at a faster pace. Our partnership with TSSC will help improve the skills using the online platforms and virtual classrooms using digital tools like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality,” Sankhya Infotech Chairman and Managing Director N Sridhar said.
KPMG National Skills Development Council report estimates 5.6 million telecom services jobs in India in the next five years, while the Indian Cellular Association report estimates 3.1 million telecom sector manufacturing jobs over the next five years that need high degree of skill, the release said.
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The government’s “Make in India” program is expected to push the demand for telecom sector jobs even further, and in the next five years, over 10 million skilled jobs in telecom sector are expected to be generated in India, it said. “Telecom sector is one of the largest employment generating sectors in the country and it has the potential to generate 5.6 million job opportunities over the next five years.
This gives rise to the need for an organisation that would lead skill development and our partnership is aimed at this objective. We are confident that skills provided by Sankhya will make the sector more dynamic and strong,” TSSC Chief Executive Officer SP Kochhar added.