Wipro to impart soft skills training for UG students
Bangalore: IT major Wipro has launched a programme to impart communication and soft skills training for undergraduate students.
The Wipro Integrated Skill Enhancement Programme (WISEPro) is a nation-wide initiative to impart communication and soft skills training for undergraduate students, predominantly from non-engineering colleges in India, the Bangalore based company said in a statement today.
The initiative aims at improving their employability in the Information Technology, Business Process Management, as well as other services sectors, it added.
The 60-hour programme consists of technology backed modules like business communication skills and corporate readiness in a self-paced format that give students the flexibility to work through the modules over a period of three months, alongside their core graduation course.
Stating that the pilot program of WISEPro has been introduced at Kolkata-based Techno India Group, Wipro said that it aims to extend this programme nationally to over 5,000 students, both in small and large cities by the end of FY’14.
The certificate awarded on completion of programme, post an assessment by Wipro will enable the candidate to be eligible for placement at Wipro, on successfully clearing one round of interview as opposed to three or four levels of screening usually followed while recruiting fresh graduates at the company, the release said.