New Delhi, August 16, 2021: SAP India and Microsoft have announced the launch of a joint skilling programmde, TechSaksham, for empowering young women students from underserved communities to build careers in technology. The programme, which is described here in our report, will partner with the AICTE Training and Learning Academy-ATAL and State Collegiate Education departments, to support the professional development of faculty at participating institutes.
Here are course details and how-to-join
Tech Saksham Programme (TSP) is a top-up program that uses experiential learning to develop employability skills amongst underserved female students pursuing higher education in sciences, computer applications, vocational areas, and engineering, by imparting critical skills that are required to secure jobs in the market.
The programme follows a two-tiered delivery model with the core program engagement focused on learning and acquiring skills to understand application of technology by the students, followed by an activity led modular engagement delivered over a year to practice and implement skills under mentorship of Industry experts to ensure job-readiness of the students. It will include activities like technology bootcamps; interactions with Industry experts for knowledge sharing and career guidance; and opportunities for collaboration with peers for hands-on projects etc.
The technology areas include Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing & Web-Design and Digital Marketing. This programme will be delivered in blended mode – which combines onsite instructor led training with online learning, hands-on sessions, and mentoring. Students who successfully complete the program will receive course completion certificates and placement/internship assistance.
The main goal of the programme is to progress women learners from degree completion to employment by (1) leveraging and expanding – experientially – their pre-existing knowledge of the curriculum that they have already gone through as a part of their existing programs (2) developing career readiness or employability skills.
TSP curriculum helps build technical and project skills in participants so that they can be successful in the workplace. Students would, most probably, not have studied this content during their undergraduate curriculum. These areas will be addressed via lectures, hands-on sessions, assignments, learning activities, and a project.
This programme consists of core technical training content of around 80 hours to be delivered in instructor led sessions over a course of 16 weeks as per participating institution’s choice. The total duration of this programme is around 200 hours to be run over the course of two semesters and it contains of about 24 weeks of learning activities. The program is broken into discrete modules, where each module has its own objectives and learning activities.
In a Total of 24 weeks, 100 hours of instructor led core technical training content, 20 hours of self-paced employability skills, and 40 hours of individualized review content is delivered as part of the programme.
Duration: ~200 hours of learning
Locations: Bhopal, Vijayawada, Pune, Delhi-NCR, Ahmedabad
Eligibility: Women Learners from pre-final and final year pursuing degree / diploma courses ( BE/ B.Tech, B.Sc / M.Sc, BCA /MCA, PGDCA etc.)
This program will be delivered in a blended mode i.e. a) instructor led face to face workshops/ classrooms and project work, and b) self-paced online learning modules
This programme is fully supported by Microsoft and SAP. The course is FREE.
Click here to register for the course.
About Program – Tech Saksham: Empowering female students towards tech careers