IT services major Infosys NSE -0.13 % on Wednesday announced a new programme, wherein it will offer 500 job seekers the opportunity to complete a fully digital, online diploma course certified by Salesforce. The programme aims to prepare Americans for 21st century careers in the technology sector. Leveraging Trailhead, Salesforce’s free online learning platform, the program will train these 500 American workers, free of cost, for roles at Infosys as Salesforce Certified Administrators and Salesforce Industries Developers, a statement said.
The programme, targeting recent graduates from major universities, liberal arts colleges, and community colleges, will help Infosys to create a workforce prepared for the future, it added.
“Getting the right people ready for the right roles can be better achieved by embracing creative new approaches. Infosys’ new programme leveraging Trailhead for digital skills learning is another investment in this direction that will enable us to expand our hiring to include more people while creating upward mobility, so more of us can live the American dream,” Infosys President Ravi Kumar said.
Infosys has also announced a three-year investment benefitting the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), America’s largest organisation exclusively representing the Black College Community.
As part of its commitment to developing and recruiting diverse talent, Infosys will serve as an HBCU Graduate Pipeline Partner creating an opportunity for at least 1,600 graduating students to interview and accept jobs within Infosys, a statement said.
Additionally, given its mission to advance access to computer science education for K-12 educators, Infosys Foundation USA will serve as the STEM sponsor of TMCF’s Teacher Quality and Retention Program (TQRP) 10-day Summer Institute to invest in the future pipeline of Black STEM educators, it added.
“Infosys recognizes that in order to get the right people into the right roles, while also ensuring upward mobility, we can’t rely on past approaches. Through this partnership, Infosys renews its commitment to provide equal opportunity for all and strive for a workforce that resembles the cultural makeup of America,” Kumar said.
“The completion of this block is testament to the long-standing collaboration between Infosys Foundation and Jayadeva Hospital. This further propels our continued efforts to ensure proper medical care and treatment for underprivileged patients in India,” Infosys Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murty said.