Telcom Sector Skill Council (TSSC), India’s premier skill development institution for telecom has partnered with skill-based organization Britco & Bridco to expand their footprint from Kerala to Delhi, Hyderabad and Guwahati with centres which will have the facility for TSSC examinations.
The partnership will also emphasize on offering special telecom courses to school and college students. The courses are in-line with the objectives of NEP 2020 and offer students an opportunity to start their own businesses or get employment in reputed organizations.
The upcoming curriculum is with a mission to enhance skillsets in advanced technologies which will raise the potential of the students to grab enormous employment opportunities in different sectors. The skill scoring system along with traditional degree or diploma assures them modern employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.
TSSC CEO Arvind Bali said “In order to make the youth a true asset for the workforce of the nation, we must not only provide them with the necessary skills but also the proper certification and recognition. It is the need of the hour to train the workforce in telecom and TSSC is an important player in this because about 8.5% of the country’s GPD is accounted to this sector alone. India is a hub for skilled talent workforce and providing for workforce in Indian as well as global IT companies. This partnership with Britco & Bridco will help to make a robust ecosystem of trained handset repairers and related services.”.
The current curriculum of Britco & Bridco contains National & International Industry experience with Sales and Marketing Skills, Administration & Customer Management Skills, Finance Management Skills, and Entrepreneurial skill after institutional training. This curriculum will be NSQF aligned by TSSC and will assure a global entrepreneurship program for every aspirant in mobile phone technology Industry and grab the employment and entrepreneurship opportunity around the world. This is the mission targeted through this tie up.
As per the Deloitte’s 2022 TMT Predictions for India, India recorded 1.2 billion mobile subscribers in 2021; of which, about 750 million were smartphone users. Considering one service engineer can facilitate 3000 devices annually, we would need 4-5 lakh service engineers alone to maintain the current volume of devices.
Candidates from India can tap into this global job demand if they obtain the necessary technical & entrepreneurial skills. As official training partners of TSSC, Britco & Bridco has already trained several candidates who have secured well-paying jobs in the MEA region. A candidate who has completed the training as per NSQF standard can attain the certification for service engineer after passing the qualification test.
“Every part of our lives is dependent on mobile phones and it is imperative that we provide skill-based trainings to the youth. There remains a huge gap between the acquired and the required skillsets and the government has also promptly emphasized on this. I believe we can compete with our neighboring countries in the next 3-5 years to become a global hub for talent workforce.” commented Mr. Muthu Kozhichena, MD, Britco & Bridco.
TSSC CEO Arvind Bali, Britco & Bridco Managing Director Muthu Kozhichena, Britco & Bridco Executive Director Unnikrishnan Kinanoor, IMPT New Delhi Managing Director VPA Kutty were present in the meeting among others.