NIIT to Partner with Microsoft for 'Women in Tech' Initiative

Published: 06th October 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th October 2014 04:19 PM   |  A+A-


NIIT Limited, the Global Talent Development Corporation will partner with Microsoft India on its significant ‘Women in Tech’ initiative that has been designed to provide, attract and retain women talent in the IT industry. As the Primary Learning Partner, NIIT will utilise its nationwide network to train and certify female students and women in the latest Microsoft technologies, through Technology Skill enhancer courses. This will enable young girls and women in the country to find suitable careers in IT and accelerate their growth in the fast-evolving IT industry. The initiative will target female school students, young women students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) colleges, women IT professionals and women entrepreneurs. As an invitational offer, special scholarships will be offered to women for a range of programmes till December 31. Additionally NIIT will organise about 25 job fairs in the top 10 cities exclusively for women aspirants during the next 12 months. Associated career counselling and mentoring will also be provided.


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