Tata Consultancy Services, which last month inked a
pact to set up an information technology services company
in China, is now mulling plans to set up a training
centre in Pakistan.
is at a very early stage still," said. S Padmanabhan,
Executive Vice-President in charge of Global Human Resources
Development, at TCS.
training facility is intended to target engineering
students who pass out of colleges in Pakistan and provide
them the skills and capabilities required to close the
gap between their academic training and industry requirements.
are 15 to 20 mid-sized software companies employing
200 to 300 staff each, who are looking for appropriate
skill sets, said Padmanabhan.
has been talking to various government agencies in Pakistan
as well as to the Nasscom equivalent in that country
that is known by the name of P@SHA. In fact P@SHA had
sent a delegation to the Nasscom annual conference in
Mumbai that was held in February this year.
training centre would be a commercial venture, said
objective in China, said Padmanabhan, would be to create
an enterprise that will be a role model there, a `pioneering
seed'' for setting up the software services industry
South Asian region has all the potential to grow into
a big market as well as a big services provider, said