Thursday, June 13, 2013

IIHT partners with TATA STEEL in Jamshedpur in its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities.

Hardware and Networking Programme was launched by Tata Steel in May, as part of their CSR activity, in collaboration with Indian Institute of Hardware and Technology. IIHT has honoured this collaboration to bring skilled training in Hardware and Networking for 120 students (a total of 17 girls and103 boys). The students come from poor and marginal families, belonging to villages that come under the project area of Tata Steel CSR.

The IIHT programmes are designed to specifically cater to the student's need, considering their education and skill background in the region. The programme is a process of STEM learning with high focus on technology. It aims at making the youth job ready, in order to curtail the rate of unemployment and reduce poverty. The region is known for unemployment and under employment with majority of the villagers working on low yielding occupation and youth usually take up low skill jobs, largely because the education itself has not equipped them for high skilled jobs.

The programme was initiated at a centre in Jamshedpur in May. The event was inaugurated by Mr. Partha Sengupta, Vice President, RM & CSI, Tata Steel.

Tata Steel has funded this project with the aim of helping the students to find jobs in spheres of hardware, desktop management, network engineering and client and technical support specialists, desktop support technicians and such role, not only to elevate them from existing conditions but also to bring them up to speed with the world through such exposures.

IIHT has offered over 30% discount for most of the students and Tata Steel is to bear the rest of the program cost per student for this collaboration. Youth from more than 20 villages from in and around Jamshedpur will be attending the course. Villages include Laiyo, Ichakdih, Hurdag, Kedla, Rahwan, Pachmo, Basantpur and many others.