Telecom Sector Skill Council to train 1 lakh people in new-age and emerging technologies

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To boost skill infra and workforce needed in new-age and emerging technologies, the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) has announced to train 1 lakh people in the next 3 years. The decision has been taken in view of India’s 5G rollout.

The TSSC, responsible for skilling in telecom, has also announced to open 10 new Centres of Excellence across the country.  TSSC aims to train people on futuristic technologies such as 5G, IoT, AI, ML, M2M etc. The move is aimed to create future workforce to serve telecom manufacturing & service clusters where the need for a skilled workforce is paramount.

Earlier, TSSC announced to expand its operation in Madhya Pradesh. To train students on Drone Technology and Internet of Things (IoT), the telecom body has also plan to setup a skill lab at academic facilities.

In its just launched report titled ‘Overview: Indian Telecom Market 2022-23’, TSSC highlights the areas of traction where the telecom industry would witness growth in the coming financial year.

The report highlights that in the past year, there was a combined demand of more than 1.5 lakh in roles in 5G, Cloud Computing, AI & Big Data Analytics, IoT, Mobile App-Development and Robotic Process Automation.

The report also highlights that the demand supply gap is almost 28% in new-age and emerging technologies. According to the TSSC, talent demand-supply gap will continue to widen with the advent of 5G and allied technologies rollout.

Arvind Bali CEO, TSSC commented, “We are focused on providing the workforce demand for the growth of 5G ecosystem in India. The ecosystem is seeing a big influx of manufacturing units with approval for PLI in telecom equipment, electronics, and handset manufacturing. With OEMs setting shop in India, they will need a plethora of job roles to set up their supply chain. We aim to aid the ecosystem with a world-class skilled workforce for 5G and its allied technologies.”

In addition to government schemes like PMKVY, DDU-GKY, NULM, ESDM etc., TSSC plans to expand internationally through collaborations with African and the Middle East nations. They are already in talks to launch courses recognized internationally for conventional job roles like handheld device repair as well as service-oriented job roles. In a staggered manner, advanced job roles will be then cascaded to these international regions.

Also, Read Here: Cloud Computing sees highest talent demand-supply gap, here is why

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