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TechM partners edX to re-skill workforce on new tech areas

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

IT major today said it has partnered with platform, to facilitate re-skilling of its 1.17 lakh workforce in emerging areas like Internet of Things, data analytics, and cybersecurity.

Founded by University and in 2012, counts as its second largest learner base with over 15 lakh people enrolled.

"Today's disruptive business landscape demands for our talent to be future ready and it is our responsibility to ensure that the right tools and innovative pathways are made available to them," and told

He added that as part of the partnership, over 1.17 lakh employees in and abroad can undergo various courses to re-skill themselves in these new technology areas.

He explained that the 10 areas chosen, which includes data and machine learning, are technologies that clients are increasingly focussing on.

"We are working together with Tech Mahindra to offer learners the tools they need to gain knowledge in the said areas in order to fast-track their careers and secure in- demand jobs," Anant Agarwal, and Professor, said.

Tech Mahindra employees will be offered these courses, which are priced between USD 50-1,000, at discounted rates that will be reimbursed on successful completion of the course.

Besides, Tech Mahindra will offer opportunities for pre-identified learners enrolled in an edX's MicroMasters programme.

Anyone who completes these programmes and meets the minimum criteria of and work experience, Tech Mahindra will assure a job interview with the company, Agarwal said.

Over the last few years, edX has witnessed 96 per cent growth in its Indian learner base with constituting 11 per cent of the edX learner base overall.

According to a recent report by EY, commissioned by Ficci and Nasscom, the IT-sector is expected to be impacted the most by digital and automation trends with 70-75 per cent of the jobs in 2022 requiring new skill sets.

It said, of the 4.5 million jobs of 2022, 10-20 per cent would be new roles like 3D designer, AI research scientist and language processing specialist.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 17:10 IST