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“Equitable opportunities for education and economic empowerment are intertwined with women’s right to live with dignity. Nothing more than education and meaningful employment has the potential of breaking down the walls built around women. Education is instrumental in helping women defy stereotypes that may block their potentially bright future.”
Hundreds and thousands of women associated with various domains, who are passionate and keen to change the world around them, not only carve a niche for themselves but also present an empowering role model for making a difference. We at Altran are committed to making the IT and ITeS domain more accessible for underprivileged women engineering students through our CSR program. Most of the IT / ITES companies today have strong diversity programs through which there is a special focus to hire women employees. Also, due to a technological shift, companies are looking for skilled workers in advanced computing. While the current requirement of the skilled workforce in advance computing is not large, it is bound to increase. As a part of its CSR initiative, Altran CSR plans to empower women engineering graduates by training them on higher-order skills to prepare them for future jobs.
Initiated in 2018, the project targets women candidates who have graduated recently with BE/BTech (CS/IT) and/or BCA degrees and enhances their capabilities in advance computing – Analytics, Informatica or R programming, or Hadoop or a customized curriculum based on industry demand.
This Bangalore-based program has focused on delivering a combination of advanced computing, core domain-based upskilling, behaviour change, developmental perspective, coping ability, and group dynamics.
It is very relevant today as more and more companies in the IT/ITeS industry want to move up the value chain and engage in Business Transformation and Non-Linear Revenue models. The program aims for 100 percent employment/ livelihood opportunities in the core IT/ITeS sector post upskilling. This year, the program is being expanded to a more prominent audience and geographies using digital media and technology-enhanced learning mechanisms due to the effects of COVID- 19 lockdown and social distancing.