May 6, 2009 4:05:38 am
Former NASSCOM chief Ganesh Natarajan has been invited by J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah to be the co-chairman of the IT Task Force set up for initiating the IT revolution in the state
City-based Global Talent Track (GTT),an employable skills assessment and training company has been chosen to partner Kashmir University in a project aimed at enhancing the employability through assessment and skills provision across the state.
Commenting on the partnership GTT CEO Uma Ganesh said GTT’s success formula with Pune University,where the company had partnered CISCO to provide a range of skills programs to students in100 colleges has been seen as a pioneering model.
The partnership with Kashmir University will bring employable skills to a very deserving part of the country. GTT will also consider opening its own centrein the city of Srinagar to add to the four centre network in Pune,Jaipur,Delhi and Chandigarh that are being opened in May 2009, she said.
GTTs first three programs focused on IT,knowledge services and retail have already been launched. The active participation of the corporate sector in providing internships,placement opportunities and the adoption of the German Dual System model has made GTT’s employability testing and training a unique solution to the problem of employability in a slow economy,she pointed out.
GTT board advisor and ex-chairman of NASSCOM,Ganesh Natarajan has also been invited by J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to be the co-chairman of the Information Technology Task Force set up for initiating the IT revolution for the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).
While the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will himself chair the Task Force,Dr. Natarajan will work with the government to focus on skill development and employability. Dr Haseeb Drabu,Chairman of J&K Bank will chair the committee that will draft the IT Policy for the state.
Dr. Ganesh Natarajan said “The delegation that visited Srinagar in March at the invitation of the Chief Minister met members of the government,industry and academic community of the State and we hope that all the members of the delegation – Global Talent Track,Zensar Technologies and Meritrac will have a role to play in the progress of the state,
Speaking about the future role that his team is going to play in the state he said We hope to prepare students in various colleges for national and international certifications and administer the NAC and NACTECH tests to all graduates aspiring for a career in IT and BPO. The potential of young people around the country has to be converted to employable skills and we look forward to J&K being a role model for inclusive development.
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