Technology sector will no more remain a bastion ruled by engineers and engineers only.
It is also opening doors to younger, less-educated students who are mere highschoolers, who will be trained for entry-level jobs.
To this effect, HCL Technologies rolled out a work-integrated early career program ‘Tech Bee’ in a bid to create a deployment-ready talent pool.
The 12-month program will cater to the younger generation and help them fetch a job in the IT sector.
“With this program, HCL aims to hire the best talent and enable them to achieve financial independence at the start of their career. Students also earn a degree from leading universities that HCL has partnered with as part of this program,” said Sanjay Gupta, Executive Vice President, HCL Technologies & Program Director, HCL New Vistas.
HCL’s new initiative programme is a saviour for students who end their education right after Std XII have limited opportunities to seek employment apart from limited government jobs and a few-corporate driven programs that induct them into auto and manufacturing sectors.
HCL’s program however will offer IT engineering jobs to the high school graduates who clear the 12th grade after grooming them in software tools, life skills and software testing. This initiative is a part of the government’s Skill India program.
The students who undergo their training process will be awarded a technical degree from BITS Pilani and SASTRA University. The blended training program will include on-the-job training and classroom training, with an early stipend of ₹10,000 every month. The company initiated the program in 2017, and has enrolled 500 students.
To enroll into the programme the students should have a minimum of 60% in Std. XII with mathematics as a part of their curriculum and will have to pass an entrance test — which will be conducted across the HCL offices until July.