Tech Mahindra reskills its IT workforce to drive growth
Tech Mahindra has successfully reskilled and upskilled nearly 70% of its IT workforce in digital and future skills. The company’s recent partnership with FutureSkills, an initiative by NASSCOM, powered by Edcast, a leading Silicon Valley organization for personalized learning has fuelled the company’s upskilling drive in key digital future-skilling initiatives.
As part of its TechMNxt charter, Tech Mahindra is investing heavily in reskilling its employees in digital and next generation technologies like Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Robotics, and Automation, and 5G. Reskilling employees through a four-tier internal training program and partnerships with online education partners like Pluralsight, edX.org and FutureSkills bear testimony of Tech Mahindra’s commitment towards the reskilling initiative. In line with the industry demand for digital services, the technologies range from Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Virtual Reality (VR), Social & Mobile, Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing.
Jagdish Mitra, Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Growth, Tech Mahindra, says, “We, at Tech Mahindra believe that successful digital transformation lies in ‘disrupting one’s own business before others do’. As part of our TechMNxt charter, we are investing heavily in reskilling employees in next generation technologies like Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Robotics, and Automation, and 5G. Our partnership with NASSCOM has majorly aided this digital transformation journey aimed at reskilling associates in the organization, to make them ‘Digital Savvy’. In the near future, we are targeting at least 50% revenue share from digital businesses while continuing our growth trajectory of around 30% YoY.”
Tech Mahindra also has a Blockchain Centre of Excellence that encourages its employees to develop solutions leveraging Blockchain technology. Additionally, the organization is also investing in internal programs like RIDE to accelerate skilling on next generation roles. The program is run in self-learning mode leveraging various partnerships and is aligned closely with skilling demands.
Amit Aggarwal, VP & CEO, IT - ITeS Sector Skill Council, NASSCOM, says, “We are pleased that our partnership with Tech Mahindra is enabling a future skills ready work force. As technology permeates through various industries, capacity building and skill development of our workforce will play a crucial role in driving economic competitiveness in the future. Companies today are prepared for the next wave of growth as reskilling, AI, automation, blockchain, and digital solutions emerge as the future drivers of the industry. Also, with greater impetus by the Government for new age technologies, it is imperative that we equip the industry workforce to deal with futuristic technologies to drive innovation and spearhead the broad structural transformation of the economy.”
Tech Mahindra has also collaborated with various academia and universities across the globe such as the University of Berkeley, University of Suffolk, University of Sydney and a newly established Center of Excellence’ (COE) in Canada for unlocking the next wave of digital disruptions by boosting collaborative innovation, research programs and providing experiential learning opportunities to students.