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All India rollout of Centres for Development of Employable Skills


HCL Career Development Centre (CDC) today announced an alliance with Confederation of NGOs of Rural India (CNRI) for pan India roll of Centre for Development of Employable Skills (CDES). The Centre for Development of Employable Skills (CDES) has been formed to impart job oriented skills and induce self-employment skills amongst youth in rural India. The training program would cover Basic Communication Skills, English Language Learning, Sales Orientation, Basics of Computer Hardware and Networking, Business Applications and Basic Accounting Process.


CNRI’s reach and understanding of the rural needs coupled with HCL’s extensive IT experience & expertise will ensure that CDES offers quality IT Infrastructure, useful training software with focused content, training kits and courseware for specially designed programs. CDES has been primarily designed to address skill development needs of the rural youth and would expand into the Tier III, IV cities covering remote districts, towns and villages of the country.


Commenting on the tie up Mr. George Paul, Executive Vice President, HCL Infosystems said, “Today, the need to create a progressive environment of growth is more than ever before. Indian economy, in the past few years, has grown but the growth can be accelerated and made more inclusive by providing an impetus to IT education in rural India that in turn will impart development of modern IT skills among rural youth. We are sure that this initiative by HCL CDC and CNRI will go a long way in setting benchmarks for taking ICT education to path-breaking levels.”


The courses offered at CDES  comprises of English learning supported in vernacular languages along with basics of hardware & networking and sales and accounting process. Students completing their courses from CDES will obtain certificates jointly by HCL and CNRI.


About Confederation of NGOs of Rural India (CNRI)
CNRI is an apex body of more than 6000 NGOs established with the specific objective of strengthening, coordinating and facilitating their working at the grass root level for the integrated development of rural India. CNRI is committed to transforming the quality of life of people in rural areas, catering to the unreached and neglected segments of society. For more information, please visit www.cnri.in


About HCL Career Development Centre (CDC)
Among the fastest-growing IT education brands in India, HCL CDC offers a complete spectrum of quality training programmes on software, hardware and networking, as well as various global certifications in association with leading IT organizations worldwide.
HCL CDC is an initiative that enables individuals and organizations to benefit from HCL’s expertise in the IT space. The company has ventured into the field of IT training with an objective to meet the increasing demand for skilled professionals across the country. The company has formed alliances with leading IT corporations, such as Microsoft, Red Hat and Oracle, that help in obtaining valuable input for augmenting the curriculum, as well as in adopting global best practices in IT education. For more information please visit us at www.hclcdc.in


About HCL Infosystems Ltd.
HCL Infosystems Ltd. with revenue (LTM) of US $ 2.6 billion (Rs. 12,307 crores) in financial year 2009 is one of India ’s premier hardware, services and ICT system Integration companies offering a wide spectrum of ICT products that includes Computing, Storage, Networking, Security, Telecom, Imaging and Retail. HCL Infosystems Ltd. aims to be a one-stop-shop for all the ICT requirements of an organization. One of India’s leading System Integration and Infrastructure management services organizations, HCL Infosystems Ltd. has specialized expertise across verticals including Telecom, BFSI, E-Governance and Power. HCL Infosystems Ltd has one of India’s largest distribution and retail networks for ICT products, taking to market a range of Digital Lifestyle products in partnership with leading global ICT brands, including Apple, Cisco, Ericsson, Kingston, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Microsoft, Nokia and Toshiba. HCL Infosystems Ltd. today has one of India’s largest vertically integrated computer manufacturing facilities; with over three decades of electronic manufacturing experience, and HCL desktops are among the largest selling brands in the business enterprise space. With one of India’s largest ICT services networks that reaches most regions in India, HCL’s award winning support services make it a preferred choice of enterprise and consumers alike. For more information please visit us at www.hclinfosystems.in

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