DXC Technology Collaborates with ICT Academy to
Further Virtual Education and Employment in Rural India
DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) today announced a new collaboration with ICT Academy, a not-for-profit initiative of the Government
of India in collaboration with the state Governments and Industries, to train 7,500 rural schoolteachers
on digital teaching skills and 10,000 graduating women students on advanced IT skills.
Rural Teachers Empowerment Program will equip 7,500 schoolteachers with
digital training knowhow to help them deliver virtual classes to
students effectively. This initiative
will benefit teachers from Assam, Jammu, Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Uttar
Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu,
and Puducherry in India. The program aims to improve the quality of
education in the rural belts of the country.
The Women Empowerment Program will help in imparting modern information technology skills to 10,000 graduating women from tier II, III and rural regions of India. These skills will enhance their employability and entrepreneurship capabilities.
Lokendra Sethi, HR Head - India, DXC Technology said,
“Education is a key focus area for DXC, and we place added emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
skills enhancement among
primary and secondary school and college students. This year, our focus
is on promoting advanced IT skills amongst communities that need access
to streamlined education means. Both these
programs for teachers and women students align with the DXC goal of
building a strong and inclusive future for the country. We are proud to
collaborate with ICT Academy in bringing about systematic change in
digital literacy in rural India.”