World Youth Skills Day: TCS iON launches youth employability and entrepreneurship programme
Tata Consultancy Services’ New Program to Help Students Develop Holistic Vocational Skills and Receive Guidance from Industry Mentors
Mumbai: TCS iON, a strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has unveiled the TCS iON Youth Employability & Entrepreneurship Programme (YEEP) for students undertaking vocational courses, on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day.
TCS iON YEEP is delivered in a phygital model and aims at holistic development by enhancing life, career and entrepreneurial skills of youth who are pursuing or have completed their diploma, ITI and other vocational programs. It includes well-researched high-quality digital learning resources, group exercises and tools to benchmark and improve oneself. Students can also view and apply for job opportunities across industries and receive mentoring for various facets of self-employment from a local pool of subject matter experts.
The program is built in collaboration with the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) Ahmedabad, a national resource institute in the field of entrepreneurship education, research, training and institution building. EDII will support YEEP students by imparting knowledge on all aspects of enterprise creation and sustenance and by mentoring them in opportunity identification and conceptualizing the venture with the help of local mentors, under the supervision of EDII experts. Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON said, “The need of the hour is to equip the youth of India with entrepreneurial skills to encourage self-employment. We are optimistic that this program will empower them to progress towards self-sufficiency, boost their self-confidence and enable them to write their own success stories.”
Dr Sunil Shukla, Director General, EDII, said, “These are the times when businesses need to possess knowledge, skills and attitude to succeed. These three factors will emanate the ability to withstand crises and major catastrophes. Understanding the market and its dynamics is very important for every entrepreneur in today’s times. TCS iON Youth Employability & Entrepreneurship Programme will spur creative entrepreneurship and develop our youths as competent entrepreneurs.”