Ceo's Message

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M Sivakumar
Chief Executive Officer, ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu

India holds an important place in the global education industry. The country has more than 1.4 million schools with over 227 million students enrolled and more than 36,000 higher education institutes. However, there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. According to several reports, India will have a surplus of 47 million workers by 2020, equal to the world’s shortfall. This young workforce will be a remarkable human capital asset for India, provided it is well educated and skilled.

Given the skilling potential lying with India, the Government of India has initiated the Skill India vision. ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu aligns its training programs and courses in line with the Skill India vision. In 2016, ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu came out with niche courses for the Government and academia. Recently, ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu has trained the police constables in the state of Puducherry on Digital Literacy. This training program is a first-of-its-kind program for ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu, and it has created a positive change in the working style of the constables and increased the usage of technology in day-to-day activity. Further, the Academy is implementing AICTE - EMPLOYABILITY ENHANCEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM throughout the North Eastern states of India to train the students.

Beyond the regular skilling programs, ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu is the accredited training partner of National Academy of Customs, Excise & Narcotics (NACEN) and is organizing an intensive 3-Day course on GST following the Government mandate to the NACEN to impart training on GST to Central and State Government officers.

ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu does not restrict itself with talent creation; it also extends career opportunities through its unique initiative Link. Link – The Mega Job Fair creates opportunities for students trained by ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu through State / Central Government projects to participate in common placement drives to be conducted across India. This initiative is supported by corporate in order to provide an opportunity for students in the Tier II and Tier III cities to showcase themselves to organizations and obtain their dream campus placement offers.

Following the endorsement of NITI Aayog last year, ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu is now stretching throughout India and is already operational in 8 regions with presence in Tamil nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh other than Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

This year ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu will focus more on the online learning opportunities and the use of digital learning tools in order to help increase educational productivity by accelerating the rate of learning; program delivery; and utilizing better the teachers’ time.

ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu thanks all its stakeholders in Government, Corporate and Academia, for the support rendered since the inception of the Academy. We believe serving the nation with intent potential in the years to come evolving with newer initiatives to build this great nation.