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HCL Partners with Confederation of NGOs of Rural India to Empower Rural Youth

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HCL Career Development Centre (CDC) announced an alliance with Confederation of NGOs of Rural India (CNRI) for pan India roll of Centre for Development of Employable Skills (CDES). The Centre for Development of Employable Skills (CDES) has been formed to impart job oriented skills and induce self-employment skills amongst youth in rural India. The training program would cover Basic Communication Skills, English Language Learning, Sales Orientation, Basics of Computer Hardware and Networking, Business Applications and Basic Accounting Process.

CNRI’s reach and understanding of the rural needs coupled with HCL’s extensive IT experience & expertise will ensure that CDES offers quality IT Infrastructure, useful training software with focused content, training kits and courseware for specially designed programs. CDES has been primarily designed to address skill development needs of the rural youth and would expand into the Tier III, IV cities covering remote districts, towns and villages of the country.

Commenting on the tie up Mr. George Paul, utive Vice President, HCL Infosystems said, “Today, the need to create a progressive environment of growth is more than ever before. Indian economy, in the past few years, has grown but the growth can be accelerated and made more inclusive by providing an impetus to IT education in rural India that in turn will impart development of modern IT skills among rural youth. We are sure that this initiative by HCL CDC and CNRI will go a long way in setting benchmarks for taking ICT education to path-breaking levels.”

The courses offered at CDES comprises of English learning supported in vernacular languages along with basics of hardware & networking and sales and accounting process. Students completing their courses from CDES will obtain certificates jointly by HCL and CNRI.

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