Telecom equipment maker Ericsson has partnered with the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) to establish a Center of Excellence (CoE) at Delhi Skill & Entrepreneurship University (DSEU).
The strategic move is aimed to address the growing demand for skilled professionals in the telecom sector amid the rise of 5G networks and emerging technologies. The CoE aims to provide comprehensive training in 5G and related technologies, equipping students with the necessary skills for successful careers in the telecom industry.
The program, set to commence with the new academic year, will offer specialized training modules tailored to meet the evolving requirements of the industry. Around 300 students are expected to undergo training in the first year, with a focus on practical hands-on experience. The curriculum will encompass various aspects, including 5G network engineering, technical proficiency in handheld and IoT devices, and the assembly of telecom products. Notably, the CoE’s training modules are not limited to theoretical knowledge; they emphasize practical learning through well-equipped Skill Labs.
The growing proliferation of 5G networks, coupled with the increasing adoption of smartphones and Internet of Things (IoT) devices in India, has resulted in a significant demand for skilled professionals in the telecom sector. The Ericsson-TSSC CoE aims to bridge this skill gap by offering world-class training and fostering career opportunities for students. This initiative is expected to play a pivotal role in nurturing a skilled workforce capable of contributing to the development of India’s digital infrastructure.
“With Ericsson’s support, we have established a pioneering Center of Excellence in Delhi, focused on nurturing technical skill development and inclusivity,” Arvind Bali, CEO of Telecom Sector Skill Council, said.
Nitin Bansal, Head of Ericsson India and Head of Network Solutions for Southeast Asia, Oceania, and India, underscored the significance of industry-academia partnerships in addressing skill gaps and fostering a robust telecom ecosystem.
Ericsson’s Connect To Learn initiative has been supporting underprivileged students pursuing technical education. Ericsson has also established Robotic Labs to spark young students’ interest in technology and provide them with essential digital skills.