ICT Academy, an initiative of the Information Technology and Digital Services Department, announced its partnership with ServiceNow, a leading digital workflow company, to take its digital training and skills program to 1,000+ ICT Academy partner institutions to benefit more than 2,000 teachers and students in the next 24 months.
This partnership aims to drive skill initiatives among faculty and the students of member institutions. This initiative will help universities and autonomous colleges adopt ServiceNow platform skills as a part of the curriculum, educating the students, and creating a talent pipeline of ServiceNow-certified professionals into the ServiceNow ecosystem. As a part of this partnership, ICT Academy will organize outreach programs, certified instructor programs, faculty development programs, as well as student training and certification programs to make them job-ready.
Thiru. T. Mano Thangaraj, Hon’ble Minister for Information Technology and Digital Services, Government of Tamil Nadu, said “ICT Academy has always strived to empower the students for the future of work. We welcome our partnership with ServiceNow in building a new career path for students and addressing the digital skills gap and talent shortages. This collaboration will play a crucial role in achieving our goal of making Tamil Nadu transition to a technology-led and competency-based skill-developed state.
Sumeet Mathur, Vice-President, and Head of ServiceNow India Development Centre said
“ServiceNow is proud to partner with ICT Academy to build paths to simpler, faster, and equitable digital careers required for Digital India. India is one of the fastest growing markets for ServiceNow and we’re enabling thousands of Indian students with the opportunity to build rewarding digital careers within our fast-growing ecosystem.”
With industry 4.0 in place, businesses across the world are transforming digitally. The need for digital transformation has been accelerated by the Covid-19 crisis, as organizations create new ways of working. There is a raise in the need for skilled manpower in the sector. To address this, digital-learning programs are the need of the hour to increase the knowledge and capabilities of the upcoming workforce. There is a critical need to encourage students to acquire new technology skills and make their capabilities relevant to current and future industry trends. The partnership is a step closer to that realizing the joint vision of building an industry-ready resilient workforce in one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.