Technology calling Borabanda youth

Aspirants can earn up to Rs 1.5 lakh annually.

Hyderabad: Youths in and around Borabanda and nearby under-served communities will be trained in computer hardware and an advanced course in Microsoft Excel.

As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), Colruyt Group’s Collibri Foundation, King Baudouin Foundation and NASSCOM Foundation jointly announced the launch of ‘Collibri Foundation Skills and Employability Enhancement Program’ on Friday. The 240-hour programme hopes to train about 300-plus people to help them become employable. On completion of training, the trainees are expected to get jobs with a Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.5 lakh annual salary.

This effort is to take digital literacy programme ahead. The digital literacy drive aspires to create at least one digital literate in every home, this programme helps people from the lower socio-economic strata to learn computer skills to get employed.

Speaking on the occasion, TS IT secretary Jayesh Ranjan said, “This is the first time a digital literacy centre is being upgraded into a skill development centre, and this effort from NASSCOM is a role model for others. There are about 3 lakh digital literates in TS who after their basic education cannot upgrade their skills much. But something like this gives them an opportunity to get skilled and employable.”

The programme will also coach students on job essentials such as oral and written communication, business etiquettes, problem solving, time management, customer orientation, interview skills and other soft skills required to enhance their employment opportunities. It will run on a public-private-partnership model in a possible collaboration with the social welfare department of the TS government. It is the first involvement in Telangana of the King Baudouin Foundation, a global foundation of the last King of Belgium.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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