ServiceNow launches IT upskilling programme in Telengana


The ServiceNow Academic Program aims to create a talent pool for leading IT companies in India

Hyderabad: ServiceNow has partnered with TASK (Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge) for launch of the ServiceNow Academic Program in Telangana.

The program has been designed to ensure that the new graduates have skills that industry demands. The Academic Program provides guaranteed job prospects to engineering students, in alliance with academic partners and leading Information Technology (IT) Companies.  The program culminated in a job fair last week where 264 job offers were made to 248 certified students.

Under the Academic Program, ServiceNow levels up students with knowledge and experience in cutting-edge technology, to help set them up for a successful career with some of India’s leading technology companies.

The program will help bridge the skills gap in the industry and also be able to generate skilled workforce for the city (Hyderabad) and the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

The program launches at a time when the Indian economy is looking to add more than 1.4 million new IT jobs by 2027, according to a joint study by International Data Corporation (IDC) and Cisco. This represents a 46% growth in jobs primarily driven by emerging technologies like cybersecurity, Internet of things (IoT) and big data.

ServiceNow Vice President (Engineering) Rao Surapaneni, said, “We are thrilled to launch the ServiceNow Academic Program and support next generation of technology talent. This initiative is in line with the Government’s ‘Skill India’ program, aimed at improving skills of 40 crore people by 2022.”

The colleges participated in the inaugural year for the ServiceNow Academic Program include BVRIT Hyderabad College of Engineering for Women, CMR College of Engineering and Technology, CVR College of Engineering, G Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science for Women, Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, VNR Vignan Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, and KL University.

Firms including Capgemini, Cognizant, DXC, Hexaware, Infosys, LTI, Mphasis, TCS & Wipro participated in the job fair.

Speaking about the collaborationTASK CEO Sujiv Nair said, “Thanks to the ServiceNow Academic Program pilot, the state of Telangana is now equipped with ‘trained & certified’ faculty and fresh engineering graduates as ‘ServiceNow application developers’ and are excited to extend the reach of this program to many more colleges in the near future.”

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