Kerala its early career programme TechBee, a work-integrated
higher education programme which contributes to the Skill
India mission of the government.
Students also earn a degree from leading universities
that HCL has partnered with as part of this programme, HCL
Technologies Corporate Vice President Srimathi Shivashankar
The programme offers IT engineering jobs by equipping
the students with future-ready skills and prepares them
technically and professionally for entry-level IT jobs in HCL
where candidates undergo an extensive 12-month training to
become software engineers.
After becoming full-time employees at HCL, they can
pursue higher education by enrolling in the graduation degree
programmes offered by reputed universities such as BITS Pilani
and SASTRA University.
Shivashankar said the TechBee programme has benefitted
more than 3,000 students by creating employment as well as
helping them pursue higher education.
HCL started the programme in 2016 aiming to hire the
best talent and enable them achieve financial independence at
the start of their career.
The programmeassures full-time jobs to students who have
completed class XII. Those who get selected for TechBee would
also be entitled to a stipend of Rs 10,000 during the
internship in live HCL projects, she said.
The fees for the higher education was partially or fully
funded by HCL depending on the graduation programme, she
added. PTI UD