TechM digitally reskills 70% workforce

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

By Author  |  Business Bureau  |  Published: 19th Mar 2019  8:39 pm

Hyderabad: IT company Tech Mahindra has successfully reskilled and upskilled nearly 70 per cent of its IT workforce in digital and future skills. The company’s recent partnership with FutureSkills, an initiative by Nasscom, powered by Edcast, has fueled 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 programme and partnerships with online education partners like Pluralsight, edX.org and FutureSkills bear testimony of Tech Mahindra’s commitment towards the reskilling initiative.

Jagdish Mitra, chief strategy officer and head of growth, Tech Mahindra, said, “As part of our TechMNxt charter, we are investing heavily in reskilling employees in next generation technologies. Our partnership with Nasscom has aided this digital transformation journey aimed at reskilling associates in the organisation, to make them ‘Digital Savvy’. In the near future, we are targeting at least 50 per cent revenue share from digital businesses while continuing our growth trajectory of around 30 per cent 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 programme is run in self-learning mode leveraging various partnerships and is aligned closely with skilling demands.

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 programmes and providing experiential learning opportunities to students.