Tech Mahindra, Idealabs to develop blockchain talent pool

Hyderabad: Tech Mahindra and Idealabs have launched a strategic initiative focused on enhancing the blockchain skillsets and know-how of thousands of aspiring tech professionals and students in India.

As part of the engagement, the companies have curated professional certification courses on blockchain that will include online live classes, expert sessions by professionals from the industry as well as support employability for deserving candidates.

Globally, Blockchain is a high demand technology applicable across a wide spectrum of sectors including finance, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, telecom, media and entertainment, shipping, oil and gas and many more. Many Indian multinationals and startups are strengthening their blockchain practice to meet the requirements of their customers or to enhance internal operational efficiencies.

Through this collaboration, Tech Mahindra and Idealabs endeavour to build on this unique differentiation by introducing high quality blockchain training for technology students in the early years of their engineering education. Further, the programme will prepare students to pursue career opportunities in the blockchain domain.

The programme is structured to provide the students with hands-on experience on real world implementation of technology. The course is packed with beginner to advanced level content, industry interactions, expert sessions, industry challenges, innovation programs, and placement opportunities.

On the occasion of the programme launch, Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary, ITE&C; Government of Telangana, mentioned, “It gives me immense pleasure to see the deep collaboration of Tech Mahindra, one of the renowned global digital transformation provider and Idealabs, an edutech company specialising in emerging technologies. These initiatives are imperative to bridge the gap between academia and industry and improve the employability of students. I appreciate the collaboration of both the organisations and encourage academicians and industry to come together for more such initiatives.”

Rajesh Dhuddu, Blockchain & Cybersecurity practice leader, Tech Mahindra said, “Tech Mahindra has been at the forefront of evangelising the adoption and growth of blockchain technology in India and globally. We believe an ‘industry-academia’ collaboration model will be a key enabler in pursuit of setting a global benchmark in developing cutting-edge blockchain technology solutions and platforms across industries. This initiative is a step in this direction wherein we combine our best-in-breed thought leadership and innovation with hands-on academic experience of Idealabs to hone the skillsets of our young tech talent and prepare them for exciting career opportunities in the blockchain space.”

Pankaj Diwan, founder & CEO, Idealabs added, “Idealabs and Tech Mahindra Co-certification programme is testimony of blurring demarcation between education and industry.”

The launch event witnessed presence from Telangana government officials, academicians and senior technology professionals of more than 800 attendees.

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