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HCL Infosystems, India’s premier information enabling company, announced the expansion plans of its latest initiative to create high skilled IT professionals across the country. The company has ventured into the field of IT career development with an objective to meet the increasing demand for skilled resources from various organizations. Under the initiative, HCL will be initially setting up over 50 IT Software, Hardware, and Networking training centers, called HCL Career Development Centre (CDC), by the end of this year. HCL CDCs will provide specially designed courses in high-end Software, Hardware & Networking integration to groom students into industry-ready professionals.


The company already has fully operational CDCs in different cities namely Delhi, Noida, Pune, Coimbatore, Meerut and Agra while new centres are coming up at various other cities across the country. The company has plans to set up similar centres overseas as well.


HCL has always believed in taking young talents and setting their minds on fire. Over the last three decades, the company has played a major role in providing trained manpower to the Indian IT industry. The career development initiative is born out of the idea of tapping the company’s experience to groom young under graduates, graduates and professionals the best practices in Software, Hardware and Network integration.


“The IT boom in India has caused a severe shortage of high-skilled IT engineers. With HCL CDCs, we hope to play a leadership role in enlarging the talent pool available to organizations deploying IT in India. Our faculty of industry experts and veterans draw upon our over thirty years of HCL experience in IT software, hardware, networking and system integration” said Mr. Rajendra Kumar, Executive Vice President, HCL Infosystems Limited.


“HCL CDC courses have been designed keeping in mind the specific needs of modern day organizations. Our mission is to transform our students into industry-ready professionals who are ready to take on enterprise-wide IT deployment and integration assignments from the day one, without the need for any further training by their prospective employers,” said Mr. STM Eswar, Head, HCL Career Development Centre.


“HCL is offering a three-months full-time and one-year part-time course titled HCL Certified Network Engineer (HCNE)” he added. The course involves 7 modules, 21 projects and 70 quizzes as part of the academic curriculum. HCL CDCs also provide for placement support to all their students who excel in their academics and display a remarkable performance during the course. The company also has plans for introducing short-term modular courses to enhance skills of working professionals, who aspire for faster growth in their respective careers. Most importantly the company offers the students various flexible payment options, to enable affordability across all sections of the society.


HCL is the largest IT company in India that is focused exclusively on providing a comprehensive range of ICT products, solutions and services to the customers in the domestic market. HCL is also the largest PC manufacturer in India. The company has the largest support and service network in India with 3,000+ professionals, all of whom have been trained by the company in system and networking integration.


A study by Cisco-IDC estimates that one-third of companies are not able to fill in their demand for networking professionals. Also according to an estimate by E-Value, there is an estimated annual demand of around 2 lakh networking professionals in the country while the supply is limited to about 60% only. The deficit is further estimated to grow at a CAGR of 21% till 2010.


The technological changes add further to the demand, leading to not only a gap in quantity but qualitative as well. Hence the realization and the urgent need to create a robust and sustainable skilled manpower resourcing framework, has resulted in HCL setting up the HCL CDCs, an initiative which is expected of an IT pioneer like HCL. And in doing so, HCL is poised to carve a niche for itself in the field of career development.


About HCL Infosystems

HCL Infosystems, with annual revenues of US$ 2.6 billion, is India’s premier information enabling and system integration company. HCL offers products and infrastructure solutions in the fields of computing, communication, networking, office automation, broadcasting and imaging. It has partnerships with leading global players like Intel, AMD, Toshiba, Bull, Ericsson, Cisco, Microsoft, Nokia, Apple, Computer Associates, Symantec and Konica Minolta among others.


HCL has a direct sales, channel sales and retail sales network pan India. HCL has a support of 360+ customer service centers and four ISO 9001 certified state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. For more information please visit us at www.hclinfosystems.in


About HCL Enterprise

HCL Enterprise is leading global technology and IT enterprise with annual revenues of US $3.9 billion. The HCL Enterprise comprises two companies listed in India – HCL Technologies & HCL Infosystems. The 3-decade-old enterprise, founded in 1976, is India’s original IT garage start-up. Its range of offerings span Product Engineering, Technology and Application Services, BPO, Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of ICT products. The HCL team comprises 40,999 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 16 countries including 300 points of presence in India. HCL has global partnerships with several leading Fortune 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms. For more information please visit www.hcl.in

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