Symantec Software Solutions Private Limited and the Government of Meghalaya has announced a Skill Development Program to provide comprehensive training and create opportunities for IT-ITeS employment in the state. Upon completion of the course, over 1,500 participants will be qualified for a variety of IT roles and receive relevant placement assistance through Symantec partners.
“IT knowledge is an important asset in the connected, technology-driven world, and the Skill Development Program will empower the local talent in Meghalaya with world-class, outcome-oriented training and resources,” said Anand Naik, Managing Director- Sales, India and SAARC, Symantec. “This is an opportunity for Symantec to not only arm Meghalaya’s youth with key technology skills they’ll need for their future career development, but also develop a savvy resource pool for the industry as a whole.”
Students will experience hands-on, instructor-led classroom training covering the gamut of IT operations, from IT fundamentals to networking, security, data center management, storage, archiving, disaster recovery and availability. The twelve month program, consisting of ten courses, will be conducted in three batches, each of 161-hour duration. While high school graduates are eligible to participate, the program is recommended for college students seeking employment.
Symantec will provide end-to-end skill development, concluding the program with job fairs where candidates can engage with potential employers, including Symantec partners. Symantec has designed the course in agreement with the Government of Meghalaya. It will also provide courseware, systems, processes, faculty and award certificates to qualified participants.
“Building a qualified talent pool through the Skill Development Program is imperative to attract IT investment to the state of Meghalaya,” said Dr. D. P. Wahlang, IT Secretary- Govt of Meghalaya. “Along with the large English-speaking population, strong academic infrastructure, attractive IT policies and subsidies, this initiative will improve the state’s credibility as a strong contender in the IT arena. Symantec is a trusted partner, and our successful track record of working together – from IT change management to IT skills development – made them a natural choice.”