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World Youth Skills Day: TCS iON Launches Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship Programme

Tata Consultancy Services’ New Program to Help Students Develop Holistic Vocational Skills and Receive Guidance from Industry Mentors

Mumbai, July 15, 2020: TCS iON, a strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has unveiled the TCS iON Youth Employability & Entrepreneurship Programme (YEEP) for students undertaking vocational courses, on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day.

TCS iON YEEP is delivered in a phygital model and aims at holistic development by enhancing life, career and entrepreneurial skills of youth who are pursuing or have completed their diploma, ITI and other vocational programs. It includes well-researched high-quality digital learning resources, group exercises and tools to benchmark and improve oneself. Students can also view and apply for job opportunities across industries and receive mentoring for various facets of self-employment from a local pool of subject matter experts.

The program is built in collaboration with the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) Ahmedabad, a national resource institute in the field of entrepreneurship education, research, training and institution building. EDII will support YEEP students by imparting knowledge on all aspects of enterprise creation and sustenance and by mentoring them in opportunity identification and conceptualizing the venture with the help of local mentors, under the supervision of EDII experts. To be a part of the program, training partners/ ITIs/ polytechnic institutes can register at https://iur.ls/YEEP

Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON said, “The need of the hour is to equip the youth of India with entrepreneurial skills to encourage self-employment. We are optimistic that this program will empower them to progress towards self-sufficiency, boost their self-confidence and enable them to write their own success stories.”

Dr Sunil Shukla, Director General, EDII, said, “These are the times when businesses need to possess knowledge, skills and attitude to succeed. These three factors will emanate the ability to withstand crises and major catastrophes. Understanding the market and its dynamics is very important for every entrepreneur in today’s times. TCS iON Youth Employability & Entrepreneurship Programme will spur creative entrepreneurship and develop our youths as competent entrepreneurs.”

TCS iON ensures uninterrupted learning and skilling even during the pandemic. The company has announced several unique courses, solutions and partnerships, such as TCS iON Digital Glassrooms, Career Edge – 15 Day Free Self-Paced Course, TCS iON Remote Assessments and Remote Internships program for students. It has also partnered with key government organizations such as the National Skill Development Corporation to provide digital infrastructure and Telangana State Council of Higher Education to improve the employability quotient of students.

About TCS iON

TCS iON is a strategic business unit of Tata Consultancy Services focused on enabling institutions, government departments and organizations 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. TCS 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 Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII)

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) is an acclaimed International Resource Centre facilitating all facets of Entrepreneurship Development. EDII’s mission is to be a catalyst in facilitating emergence of competent first-generation entrepreneurs and transition of existing SMEs into growth-oriented enterprises through entrepreneurship education, training, research and institution-building.

EDII is an autonomous and not-for-profit institute, set up in 1983, and is sponsored by apex financial institutions – the IDBI Bank Ltd, IFCI Ltd, ICICI Bank Ltd, the State Bank of India (SBI) and the Government of Gujarat. Even during the troubled times today, the institute has continued to work in sync with the Prime Minister’s mandate of Atmanirbhar Bharat. Through its focused activities and training programmes, EDII has reached out to people across sections and sectors, garnering tangible outcomes that are strengthening the discipline of entrepreneurship with every passing day. For more information, visit www.ediindia.org

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 over 50 years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent AgileTM 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 over 443,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $22 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, 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 www.tcs.com.www.tcs.com.

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