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Partnership with TCS Launches new platform to Help Students Develop Skills and Employers Reskill, Retain, and Develop a 21st Century Workforce

LONDON | MUMBAI, September 20, 2018: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has entered into a strategic business partnership with The Training Room, a leading UK provider of technical training courses and careers support.

The Training Room will leverage the TCS iON Digital Learning Hub to provide a platform for UK and international students seeking skills and technical courses and for employers looking for dynamic solutions for recruitment, in-house training, and staff retention.

TCS iON provides the backbone for delivering skills in a ‘Phygital model’, where trainers and physical classrooms are combined with digital technology to give students access to quality, educational content anywhere, any time, and on any device. The Training Room will roll out an enhanced version of its own courses on the new platform, starting with health and fitness and personal training courses, followed by IT courses. The platform will also host content from many other educational and professional institutions covering a vast range of work-related learning opportunities.

For students at all stages of their career, the platform will be a gateway to courses, aptitude tests, discussion groups, mentors, gurus, job boards, careers advice, recruitment assessments, in-company training, CPD, social networks and links to real-life encounters and events.

For corporate employers, The Training Room’s new platform will be a place to host training and learning resources under their own brand, overcoming the capacity limitations of other third-party learning management systems.

The platform, which uses content delivery network technology, is an integrated solution for end to end management of a learner’s journey. From enrolment to course subscriptions to self-assessments to social collaboration and live interaction: all can be provided in one ecosystem.

We believe there’s an abundance of talent in the world, but too often there’s a lack of access to the right kind of training to nurture that talent. TCS iON’s Digital Learning platform helps people to train and find jobs and once they are in those jobs, it allows businesses to provide continual development opportunities that are engaging, accessible and inclusive,” said Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON. “TCS iON is delighted to partner with The Training Room to create a new platform that will give millions of people access to professional knowledge and experience previously beyond reach.”

Andrew Powell, CEO of The Training Room, said, “Our mission is to help young and unemployed people develop skills, connect with employers and grow their careers. Until now, we’ve been training some 4,000 young people a year and providing them with one-on-one careers mentoring to get them into jobs with our network of blue-chip corporate partners across the UK. TCS iON’s extraordinary technology will deliver a step-change in our skills development programme: more courses, more connections, and more people enjoying fulfilling careers not just in the UK but internationally.”

For Gen Z, the platform will offer a dynamic learning environment based on a mix of instructor-led, social and independent study, richly varied content and meaningful encounters with potential employers. For companies it offers everything they need to train, reskill and retain a valued workforce.”

To discuss how the new platform could support your business, please contact Kanishka Misal, Head of UK Digital and International Business,​

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for the last fifty years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of IT, Business & Technology Services, and engineering. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.

A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has more than 400,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $19.09 billion for year ended March 31, 2018 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit us at

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About TCS iON

TCS iON is a strategic business unit of Tata Consultancy Services focused on enabling institutions, government departments and organisations from multiple industry sectors to be efficient in their recruitment/admissions process, learning and skilling and overall business operations with the use of Phygital platforms. These are platforms that overlay digital technologies over physical assets. iON delivers this with a unique IT-as-a-Service model that provides easy-to-use, secured, integrated, and hosted solutions in a build-as-you-grow and pay-as-you-use business model. Serving clients with the help of best practices gained through TCS’ global experience, deep domestic market exposure along with industry leading technology expertise.

About The Training Room

The Training Room, founded in 2006, is one of the largest providers in the UK of accredited courses in health and fitness, IT, social care and other sectors set to expand up to 2030. It trains up to 4,000 students a year, offers guaranteed interviews, one-on-one career support and has a track-record of getting 80% of students into jobs with its network of blue-chip corporate partners. Students benefit from flexible learning delivered by dedicated tutors both online and at academies around the UK. They progress directly from The Training Room to careers with Fitness First, Virgin Active, Pure Gym, Your PT, Nuffield Health, GCI, NTT Data, and many other industry leaders in the UK and across the world. The Training Room is the only private training provider to offer its own loan scheme and is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, the UK’s financial regulatory body.

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