By providing the pathways to early academic dropouts to pursue education again within a structured ecosystem, talent shortage can be mitigated.
India has the largest youth population in the world which creates a huge demographic advantage: more than 60% of the total population is of working age. However, with 17% dropouts at secondary education level which constitutes a significant part of this working population, the participation across organized job sectors is lower. While there are many reasons that are attributed as the causes for students dropping out of the education system at these levels, some of the major ones include financial constraints, domestic needs, early marriages, and a need to be a financial provider for the family. To support these academic dropouts, the Certificate Program in Information Technology has been designed towards providing these students an opportunity to curate a career through entry level jobs in Information Technology
Hours of Training
This program is a part of our commitment to advance economic mobility through high-quality technology training. Strengthening India’s global leadership in the digital economy requires the diversification of talent pipelines. By equipping themselves for careers in the high-growth information technology sector, these students will not only create wealth and opportunities for themselves and their communities, but also contribute to innovations of tomorrow.
Paneesh RaoGlobal Head – Sustainability [E.S.G], Mindtree
In the current day and age, there are two main concerns when it comes to skilled technology talent –the dearth of skilled talent and the unexplored potential of underserved youth who lack the wherewithal to continue education and hence lack the necessary opportunities. We are delighted to be partnering with Mindtree Foundation and IIIT Dharwad towards bridging this gap and equipping youngsters from the underserved sections of the society with the necessary core employability skills and technical skills required to earn entry-level roles in technology and a dignified livelihood.
Nagesh Singh Executive Director, Edunet Foundation
Indian Institute of Information Technology Dharwad (IIIT Dharwad) being an institute of National Importance set up in Public Private Partnership mode is very keen to serve as the academic partner in this unique program with Mindtree Foundation and Edunet Foundation. The very purpose of setting up IIITs is to take India to a leadership role in the global IT industry and IIIT Dharwad believes that this promising industry – academy collaboration will be a model for the whole industry.
Dr. Kavi Mahesh Director, Indian Institute of Information Technology Dharwad