Ed-vantage to employability
Microsoft India joined forces with Indian technology giants Wipro and Infosys to help increase student employability through its education...
Microsoft India joined forces with Indian technology giants Wipro and Infosys to help increase student employability through its education resource programme, Ed-vantage. The programme provides a platform for corporates to hire Microsoft Technology certified students of high caliber from colleges for internship & employment, a press note said on Sunday. According to the release, Ed-vantage allows for industry connections facilitation for eligible students for Internship and employment. The announcement came as part of a series of other key milestones for the Ed-vantage program with Microsoft also partnering with Aditya Engineering College, Kakinada to host the final event of 'Ed-vantage YAPPON', India's largest youth coding hackathon organised by Edukinect, Microsoft and Microsoft's partner NECX. The event witnessed the participation of 3000 plus students from 10 plus colleges who developed "code" for a 24 hour period. A The day's proceedings were topped off by the launch of a new online education portal www.microsoftedvantage.com, which helps students gain exposure to the "Industry Connection" benefit under Ed-Vantage. Present on this occasion were senior HR executives from Wipro and Infosys who represent the first of a number of participating technology companies set to offer internship & employment opportunities to eligible students through the programme. The release quoted Deepak Jain, SVP & Global Head-Work Force Planning & Development, Wipro Technologies, Srikantan Moorthy, Senior Vice President and Group Head - Education and Research at Infosys, Sanket Akerkar, Managing Director, Microsoft India and Satish Reddy, Vice Chairman, Aditya Engineering College, stating that it's a great milestone in making students industry ready by imparting the requisite skills to make them more employable.