Ahmedabad, Dec 17(PTI) Intending to build skilled Information and Technology(IT) workforce in Gujarat, National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) will soon recommend the state government to introduce vocational courses in higher education institutions.
"We will urge Ministry of Higher Education of Gujarat to introduce vocational training in IT at the institutions so that skilled workforce can be generated," Chairman NASSCOM Ganesh Natrajan told reporters on the sidelines of 8th International Entrepreneurship Forum at MICA institute.
"The courses will be based on Pune model, where consortium of IT companies comprising CISCO and Global Talent Track are imparting vocational training in IT of 550 hours to 30,000 graduates in 100 colleges," Natrajan said.
Abundant opportunity is opening for entrepreneurs in IT sector, one should find a purpose and means will always follow, Natrajan said. At this juncture tapping knowledge flows from every stakeholder was important.
Speaking about opportunities in various other sectors Natrajan said "Infrastructure management has lot of potential to be explored. The sector is estimated to grow at 50 per cent annually atleast for three years, and Gujarat could be amongst one of the states to tap this abundant opporturnity share".
Currently, the animation industry in India is very small it is expected to bloom into a Rs 4,000 crore industry in next couple of years. So going forward, development of skilled workforce is key concern for the IT industry, he added.