TSSC signs tripartite MoU with TiE, IESA to form IoT Skill Center in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC), The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) & India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA) have signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a Skill Centre (COE) for skill development in Internet of Things (IoT) sector in Bengaluru.

The organizations believe that the essence of the MoU/CoE is to provide world class skills and certified manpower to support roll-out, proliferation and maintenance of the IoT deployments, with a focus on semi-urban and rural segments. IoT related vocational training courses will be provided at the Skill Centre. The MoU was signed between Lt Gen (Retd) Dr S P Kochhar, CEO, Telecom Sector Skill Council, Krishnamoorthy Krishnan, Chairman IESA and Naganand Doraswamy, President TiE.

This MoU would help complement each other’s technical capabilities and industry reach, to achieve a common goal of skilling India in the IoT domain. TiE, IESA and TSSC training partners will synergize their efforts and conduct approved courses, resulting in improved proliferation of IoT courses in India.

The MoU aims at consolidating the efforts and resources of three major entities — TSSC, TiE & IESA in bringing the benefits of IoT training to the youth, with a view to increase their employability prospects. IoT, as a technology, holds a huge potential and promises, with applicability across sectors. Country’s vision of Smart Cities, Digital India, connected eco-systems and Assisted decision making centered around big-data and analytics, has strong links to IoT solutions/deployments.

Digital Innovation is the main driver of economic growth around the world. Digital economy has converged its multi-disciplinary facets of IT, Hardware, Big Data and Connectivity with Internet of Things (IoT), enabling a much more agile, efficient and cost effective service offering than in the past with partnerships and ecosystems.

Lt Gen (Retd) Dr S P Kochhar, CEO, Telecom Sector Skill Council said, “Telecom Sector Skill Council’s (TSSC) main aim for the next 5 years is to train approximately 8.67 million people which will be beneficial for the telecom industry’s growth. We are outreaching to rural areas also by Online and Offline courses through various Training centers.”

“India is passing through a very interesting, challenging, contemplating, transformative times .It is interesting to see how we meet challenges of creating Skilled and motivated workforce for digital transformation and contemplate Machine to machine communication, Fiber optic cable based broadband communication, last miles through radio technology like high speed Wi-Fi, LTE-Advanced, DWDM and cognitive technologies. This leapfrog into Smart cities, Connected cars, Artificial Intelligence, Smart agriculture, e-Medicine, e-Education and e-Governance requires home grown technologies and solutions, sophisticated skilling and passionate human resources,” said Vipin Tyagi, Director C- DOT.

“This industry ready workforce is aligned to the latest modules for applications from a simple machine to the most complex of technological processes. With the increasing demand for skilled workforce and changing trends in telecom, in both industrial and in general day to day life, there is a huge requirement across sectors which needs to be addressed at the earliest,” added Lt Gen (Retd) Dr SP Kochhar.

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