The roll out of 5G networks in India, the rapid adoption of smartphones and IoT devices in the country as well as the boost in the manufacturing sector have led to the creation of new skill requirements in the telecom sector. Ericsson together with TSSC is looking at addressing this gap by providing world-class training and skill development to students in addition to providing career opportunities in the telecom sector. The modules being offered to students include training to be a 5G network engineer, technical training for handheld devices and for IOT Devices/Systems as well as line assembly of telecom products. The industry approved training modules include theory lessons as well as hands on practical training for the students in the Skill Labs set up in the CoE.
Ericsson’s educational initiatives in India include providing financial support to hundreds of meritorious girls from underprivileged sections of society who are pursuing technical education. A part of its Connect To Learn initiative, Ericsson has been running 40 centers across the country to provide ICT and soft skills training to underprivileged youth across the country to boost their employability. Furthermore, to stimulate student’s interest in technology and provide digital skills including coding, programming and robotics at an early age, Ericsson has set up 15 Robotic Labs in the country. Through Ericsson’s flagship program Connect to Learn, 400,000 children and young adults in 36 countries have been provided with access to digital learning and skills development programs.