#SkillIndia: Microsoft India, Telecom Sector Skill Council inks MoU to boost skill development
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 23-May-2017

New Delhi, May 23: To boost skill development under ‘Project Sangam’ initiative, Microsoft India inked a Memorandum of Understanding MoU with the Telecom Sector Skill Council TSSC on Monday. ‘Project Sangam’ serves as the online platform for skilling and employment.

While signing the MoU, Sanjeev Gupta, Country Manager, Public Sector, Microsoft India said that “We are pleased to bring the power of Microsoft Cloud technologies and data analytics to the Telecom Sector Skill Council and look forward to supporting them in their mission to develop world class skilled manpower for the telecom industry in India.”

Basically the“Project Sangam” is a Cloud hosted platform that leverages Microsoft Azure services, as well as the power of LinkedIn, to provide an integrated mobile-first platform for skilling, and employment.

Telecom Sector Skill Council is a not-for-profit public-private partnership between National Skill Development Corporation and the telecom industry. Using the platform, TSCC can create courses compliant with the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF). These courses can then be further extended by their partners and trainers with their own training material.

“We believe Microsoft’s programmes, tools and resources will empower telecom sector professionals with new-age competencies and narrow the existing gap between demand and supply of skills,” added S.P. Kochhar, Chief Executive Officer, and Telecom Sector Skill Council.