Earlier this week, IBM announced it is joining forces with the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) of India as the two organizations seek to advance modern technologies like cloud computing, big data management, IoT and virtualization within the country’s telecom industry. The partnership aims to achieve these objectives by conducting educational courses throughout the country.
According to IBM, the courses will be created by experts from both IBM and the TSSC, with a planned duration of one week per course. Students will be given access to software and platforms such as IBM Cloud, IBM Watson IoT platform and IBM Big Data Solutions. Those who complete the program will then be certified by IBM Career Education and TSSC.
While declaring the partnership, CEO of TSSC, S.P. Kochhar, mentioned:
We are delighted to partner with IBM in our endeavor to train and skill India’s youth, boost growth and productivity in the telecom sector. We believe IBM’s resources will enable telecom sector professionals with new-age capabilities and narrow the existing gap between demand and supply of skills.
Likewise, the Regional Manager for India at IBM, Karan Bajwa, said:
We touch almost half of the telecom subscriber base in the country through large telco contracts that we have. I see a positive impact in the mid-term.
IBM currently maintains operational partnerships with some of India’s largest telecom service providers, including Vodafone, Bharati Airtel and Idea Cellular.