NEW DELHI: The Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) and Broadband India Forum (BIF) Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to train and skill BIF members for 5G, PM-WANI, IoT, small cells, digital in-building solutions, among other emerging technologies to meet the industry’s reskilling and upskilling requirements.
The MoU which has been signed for a duration of three years will see TSSC supporting BIF’s membership base in the development of their training ecosystem, imparting training that is aligned with industry requirements, and create awareness of the skill program.
BIF, in turn, will provide suggestions for the course content for the training of its member organizations. It will additionally help create and/or upgrade labs, classrooms, and teaching infrastructure with TSSC.
“For projects like The National Broadband Mission, Smart Cities and other big-ticket technologies like 5G and IoT, we need skilled manpower with domain expertise … Our aim is to enable the telecom sector to grow rapidly to cater to future demand. India has become the next big destination for capital investment in the ICT manufacturing and servicing domain,” commented Arvind Bali, CEO, TSSC.
“India has been blessed with a rich talent pool of highly capable and innovative resources, especially in the digital technologies domain… BIF is pleased to associate with TSSC, which has long been the gold standard for skill development in the telecom sector in this endeavor, which we believe will help strengthen our objective of facilitating ubiquitous, high-quality, and affordable broadband for all,” added T.V. Ramachandran, President Broadband India Forum.
TSSC and BIF will issue joint certificates on all the paid National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) aligned courses.
The telecom skill development institution will also help create programs with “high industry visibility and traction” for BIF members and provide guidance on various government skill development schemes for participating and benefitting from.