Bangalore: IT major Wipro on Monday launched a programme to impart communication and soft skills training to undergraduate students.
The Wipro Integrated Skill Enhancement Programme (WISEPro) is a nation-wide initiative to impart communication and soft skills training to undergraduate students, predominantly from non-engineering colleges in India, the Bangalore based company said in a statement.
The initiative aims at improving their employability in the Information Technology, Business Process Management (BPM), as well as other services sectors, it added.
The 60-hour programme consists of technology backed modules like business communication skills, corporate readiness, in a self-paced format that give students the flexibility to work through the modules over a period of 3 months, along-side their core graduation course.
Stating that the pilot program of the WISEPro has been introduced to the student community at Kolkata-based Techno India Group, Wipro said- it aims to extend this programme nationally to over 5000 students, both in small and large cities by the end of FY14.
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 3 or 4 levels of screening usually followed while recruiting fresh graduates at the company, the release said.
First Published: Monday, September 02, 2013, 16:07