The Telecom Skills Council (TSSC) has partnered with skills-based organization Britco and Bridco to open new test centers in Hyderabad, Delhi and Guwahati. Under this partnership, the focus will also be on providing special courses in communications for college and school students. By studying and passing these courses, students get the chance to open their own business or get employment in reputable institutions, where all course objectives are aligned with NEP-2020.
The new curriculum has been developed with a focus on providing knowledge about advanced technologies, which will increase the potential of students to seize employment opportunities in various sectors.
Arvind Bali, CEO of TSSC, said that students not only need the right training and skill sets, but also the right certifications and recognition to grow in life.
Bali added that about 8.5% of GDP comes from the telecom sector, hence the need for an hour to train the telecom workforce. The partnership with Britco and Predco will help India train youth and build a strong ecosystem of phone repairers and related services.
India only needs 4 to 5 Lakh service engineers to maintain the current volume of smartphones
India had 1.2 billion mobile subscribers in 2021 (according to Deloitte’s 2022 TMT forecast), of which 750 million were smartphone users. TSSC said that one engineer can handle about 3,000 machines per year. Thus, for the current number of machines, India needs four to five lakh service engineers. As the number of devices increases, so will the need for service engineers.
With new technologies like 5G, AI, ML and more coming to India, the need for trained professionals in the telecom field is sure to rise exponentially. There is currently a shortage of trained professionals in this sector, and the TSSC aims to fill this gap.