Chennai: Aspire Systems , a leading global technology services firm, launched a program on information technology skill development and employability titled SHINE, in collaboration with Universal Higher Education Trust (UHET), Vellore. This skill development program is a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility drive in which the company plans to enable students from lower economic backgrounds, from Vellore and its surrounding districts.
The SHINE initiative is a year-long program consisting of two phases. The first phase is to be conducted at the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) campus, and the second phase is to be held at the Aspire Systems’ Siruseri campus. The core focus will be on imparting programming skills to these students in order to add value to their employability in the IT sector. Additionally, training in communication and soft skills will also be taught.
Commenting on the partnership, Gowri Shankar Subramanian, Co-founder and CEO, Aspire Systems said, “Imparting of employability skills are the need of the hour. While students do have access to the best of theoretical knowledge, it is the IT industry’s responsibility to equip them with skills that help them go up the value chain. The aim of SHINE is to ensure that we imbibe these underprivileged students with employability skills and give them the opportunity to be capable professionals. We have always believed that it is vital to give back to the society and be socially responsible”.
Dr. G. Viswanathan, President, UHET said, “I am delighted to collaborate with Aspire for the SHINE program. We at UHET have been a financial support to underprivileged students from Vellore region since 2012, so that they can pursue their higher studies. I firmly believe that this program will provide a great opportunity for students to enhance their skillsets and start a successful career in the IT sector.”
Over 22 students have enrolled into this program and the course is scheduled to begin later this month.