OPPO India signs MOU with TSSC to upskill and reskill India’s youth

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Delhi, 8th August 2023: OPPO India signed an MoU with the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) at its factory in Greater Noida on 4th August 2023 to drive diverse skill development among the youth while promising employment opportunities at its facilities. OPPO India also joined forces with CSC Academy to launch the next phase of the Cyber Sangini Programme. Both initiatives gear towards strengthening the innovation ecosystem through training and upskilling the potential workforce in India.

Mr Nand Gopal Gupta, Minister for Industrial Development, Export Promotion, NRI, Investment Promotion in the Government of Uttar Pradesh, Arvind Bali, CEO, TSSC, Mr Rishikesh Patankar, CEO, CSC Academy, Alfa Wang, President OPPO India, and Mr Vivek Vasishtha, Vice-President, Public Affairs, OPPO India were present at the event.

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(Left to Right: Alfa Wang, President OPPO India; Vivek Vasishtha Vice President Public Affairs OPPO India; Nand Gopal Gupta ‘Nandi ji’ Minister for Industrial development, Export Promotion, NRI, Investment Promotion in Government of Uttar Pradesh; Praveen Sarohi, Assistant Vice President Telecom Sector Skills Council; Dr. Rishikesh Patankar, CEO CSC Academy)

Commenting on the programme, Mr Nand Gopal Gupta, Minister for Industrial Development, Export Promotion, NRI, and Investment Promotion in the Government of Uttar Pradesh, stated, “The state of Uttar Pradesh, with the Government of India, actively works towards empowering the youth through skill development initiatives. OPPO India’s collaboration with the TSSC and the CSC Academy showcases a strong commitment to inclusive growth and digital transformation. This collaborative approach will significantly contribute to India’s progress and development in the digital age.”

The MoU—signed for three years—provides a new workforce for OPPO India and supports its existing workforce through TSSC’s reskilling and upskilling programmes. The primary objectives of this collaboration are to invigorate OPPO India’s workforce with fresh talent and bolster the skills of its existing employees through the comprehensive reskilling and upskilling programmes offered by TSSC.

Arvind Bali, CEO, of TSSC, said, “We are thrilled to announce our partnership with OPPO India to enhance the telecom sector’s workforce capabilities. TSSC will upskill workers under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Programme under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). Through this programme, we will certify informally skilled workers within the framework of India’s government guidelines. This collaboration aligns with our mission to provide top-notch training and skill development to the Indian telecom and ESDM workforce.”

The second announcement at this event was the launch of the third phase of the Cyber Sangini Programme, an initiative that is currently being implemented in Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand. Till date, 5,000 women have been trained under this initiative.

Building on this success, the programme’s new phase targets the training of 2500 women in Uttar Pradesh. The Cyber Sangini Programme, endorsed by the Ministry of Electronics & IT, was launched earlier in the year to train 10,000 women nationwide in cybersecurity and cyber wellness, ultimately certifying them as Cyber Security Ambassadors.

Mr Rishikesh Patankar, CEO, CSC Academy, highlighted the importance of this programme, “The Cyber Sangini programme empowers women to be at the forefront of cybersecurity awareness and support in their communities. Our collaboration with OPPO India in this programme marks a pivotal stride in fortifying the cyber safety of citizens of India. We are excited to embark on this journey with OPPO India to elevate the capabilities of the Indian telecom workforce and contribute to the nation’s progress with quality training and skill-development opportunities.”

Sharing thoughts on the programmes, Mr Vivek Vasishtha, Vice-President, Public Affairs, OPPO India, said, “We at OPPO India are committed to making this digital revolution a sustainable one and are aligned with the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of inclusive social and economic growth through digital transformation. Earlier this year, we partnered with the CSC Academy to empower the Cyber Sangini Programme; now our collaboration with TSSC provides our workforce with an excellent opportunity to formalise their informal training background by earning certifications recognised by the Government of India.”

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