The Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) – India’s premier skill development institution for ICT, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Britco & Bridco (B&B), the first and exclusive mobile phone institute in India to collaborate to mutually leverage capabilities in Skilling and placement.
The MoU, which has been signed for a period of three years, is aimed at working together for the delivery of vocational courses to colleges and schools. This includes enabling TSSC’s certification or co-certification with B&B for various programs offered, international placement support to TSSC students globally and B&B acting operating as Train the Trainer (ToT) academy of TSSC.
“The Indian mobile ecosystem is blooming under the current government programs like Make in India, PLI schemes for telecom equipment manufacturing and the NDCP. This partnership will help us expedite various mechanisms needed to fulfill the emerging demands of the sector be it for manufacturing and services or futuristic technologies like 5G. With over two decades of industry experience, B&B are an established name in the mobile ecosystem and this collaboration is aimed at driving up employability of candidates passing out from both organizations.” commented Mr. Arvind Bali, CEO, TSSC.
The MoU also outlines joint commitment towards development of new programs for skill development. TSSC will help develop the programs which can be executed by B&B across their current 16 institutional centres in Kerala, UP and Delhi with 3 more centres planned for Kerala, and one each in Bengaluru, Chennai, and Mumbai as early as March 2022. Another key objective explored through this MoU is CSR funds from both Private and Public entities. TSSC and B&B will also work towards joint representation for training, assessments, certification, and placements under various relevant thematic areas.
MD for Britco & Bridco Mr. Muthu Kozhichena said “We already receive 100+ requirement for technicians monthly. With the growth of the ICT industry in our country, this demand will only increase in the future. As academic partners of TSSC, we will increase our presence in the telecom sector which supports most of the national infrastructure and services. TSSC has been a longstanding name synonymous with quality skill development and will help us connect with the industry for domestic as well as international placements.”
B&B will help TSSC create and develop Centre of Excellence (CoE) owned and operated jointly as “TSSC and B&B Centre of Excellence” at Polytechnics and ITl’s across India by the funding support of Private or Public entities. Britco & Bridco has a trainer setup of ~100 high-quality trainers. TSSC has already established CoE’s across India and plans to expand its scope along with B&B’s association.
“We have ~100 highly skilled trainers across our centres who can help a candidate earn 3000-5000 daily if they choose to setup their own centre. This is a massive opportunity for the youth to gain financial independence and run a successful business’ he added.