- TATA to Train 150 Engineers on Next-generation technologies
Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS), a global leader in transformative business operation, in collaboration with Smart Africa Alliance unveils Skill Africa program.
According to the company, the program will help bridge the skill gap that exists on the continent and empowers African engineers on next-generation technologies.
In the course of the program, participants would be trained on Cyber-security, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud, Big data, Robotics and Smart Cities.
“We are committed to accelerate Africa’s journey to the 4th Industrial Revolution through enabling ICT infrastructure across the continent,” said Madhusudhan Mysore, Executive Chairman and CEO, Tata Communications Transformation Services. “To ensure long term sustainability and growth in ICT services we need to address the skills gap. TCTS has launched this program to provide hands on experience in technology and operations of ICT networks.”
Lacina Koné, Smart Africa’s Director-General, said in order to be ready for the job of the future, African engineers and professionals need to be equipped with the right skills.
He elaborated on the tremendous impact the program will have on participants with respect to the rapid global change in the technology industry.
“We launched the initiative as a way to give back to the community,” said Harkirit Singh, Business Head – Africa, Tata Communications Transformation Services. “At TCTS we are committed to developing the skills crucial for the future of telecoms and IT industry, through our high-quality training programs. The Skill Africa Program will give the people of Africa an opportunity to develop the essential skills needed to help build Africa’s next-generation communications infrastructure.”
The 150 African engineers that will benefit from the skills development program will come from the 25 Smart Africa Alliance member states and will attend training at TCTS Renaissance Training Centre in India.
Each 30-member cohort will be trained for an intensive one-week period with the first group expected to start in October. Training periods will begin at the beginning of every month for a week-long training session, with the final group expected to complete the training before the Transform Africa Summit 2020.
Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS), a 100% subsidiary of Tata Communications Ltd, provides business transformation, managed network operations, network outsourcing and consultancy services to telecommunication companies around the world.