Tata Consultancy Services has signed a pact with National University in the Philippines to launch a comprehensive, long-term plan to enhance the skills-readiness of university graduates for the job market.
Through new digital courses, updated curriculum, faculty training, workshops and internships, nearly 5,000 students enrolled at National University will now have access to new skills and training relevant to the IT/ITeS industry. The new alliance is part of the TCS Academic Interface Programme (AIP) to foster collaboration, learning and training in institutes of higher education, leading to a win-win situation for both industry and academe.
TCS Philippines country manager Vikram Singh and HR head MArijit Roy signed a Memorandum of Understanding with National University President Teddy Ocampo at a signing ceremony held at the TCS office in Bonifacio Global City, the Philippines.
''On its 117th year, National University continues to make a difference as it embarks on the new era of providing quality education that is suited to the ever changing requirements of the globalised world. National University believes in the significance of industry-academic partnership that bridges gaps, ensures relevance and establishes long term relationships with lifelong learning at its core,'' said Ocampo.
- Industry-academic alliance to upgrade graduate employability skills in the Philippines
- New digital courses, curriculum revamp to be key features of up-skilling plan
- Academic outreach expands to more students, faculty and professionals
TCS will launch several new courses and training for students at National University. Amongst the first to be implemented will be a customised Digital Marketing course to train students in new age marketing campaigns, online branding, product positioning website creation, search engine optimization and content development. The course with an inaugural batch of 40 students is slated for roll-out in November 2017.
''There is a huge demand and supply gap in the IT/ITeS industry for talent. TCS has been at the forefront of developing specialized, value-added courses to integrate up-to-date and relevant knowledge into the business curriculum of colleges and universities. The academic tie-up with National University is part of an ongoing endeavor at TCS to accelerate the technical and business skills for a future-ready workforce,'' said Singh.