BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, recently licensed the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to award Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status to its members who meet the established criteria. Now, IET members will join those from BCS and other bodies on the Register of Chartered IT professionals. On this initiative, Shekhar Sanyal, country head and director, IET India, said, “We are pleased to offer IT professionals a professional registration that helps them benchmark themselves against global counterparts. A professional IT registration such as the CITP enhances their career prospects and competence on a global platform. Partnerships such as these help demonstrate that the IET is committed to providing essential engineering knowledge to engineers working in IT, helping them stay relevant in a dynamic business environment.”
While David Clarke, group chief executive of BCS, said, “I’m delighted to be extending an agreement to IET to award CITP to its members. Licensing other membership bodies demonstrates our commitment to establishing open standards for the IT profession and establishing CITP status as the global standard for IT practitioners. CITP status is incredibly important for the profession which is today at the very heart of all business and society as a whole, and is driving immense change and delivering enormous benefit.”
Nigel Fine, the chief executive and secretary of the IET, added, “India produces close to 650,000 engineers each year, however the employability of these graduates remains a concern which reduces their competitiveness in a global market. There is an urgent need for engineering students to be equipped with the right understanding, attitude and job-ready skills that is needed to supplement the continuing growth of any economy. The IET—a trusted source of engineering intelligence—through its initiatives like Scholarship Award, Job Fair, CITP, etc, is striving to prepare India’s home-grown talent to prove them competitive in the global market and at the same time enhance their career prospects, which, in turn, up-skills them in the job market and brings out the innovation.” He also talked about the dearth of engineering talent globally and the measures that can be taken to overcome this. “We are working towards engineering a better world,” he said.