Aspire Systems works with rural students in Vellore to drive IT skills development and employability

 Rolls out second edition of its ‘SHINE’ program in partnership with Universal Higher Education Trust (UHET)

India CSR News Network

CHENNAI: Aspire Systems, a leading global technology services firm, has announced its six-month long training program, ‘SHINE’ in collaboration with Universal Higher Education Trust (UHET), Vellore. Formulated with a focus on Information Technology Skill Development & Employability, the program will enable students from lower economic backgrounds, from Vellore and its surrounding districts get employment opportunities in the IT sector.

S. Sathappan, General Manager, CSR said, “We at Aspire Systems are glad to continue the SHINE program in Vellore for the 2nd year in collaboration with UHET. The program is designed to build a strong foundation and enhance technical skills through practice oriented learning. We are confident that this program will serve as a platform for the deserving students to launch successful careers in the IT sector.”

The SHINE initiative is a six-month-long program, being offered for the second year, following the success of last year’s program, which benefited 22 students. SHINE program for this year has started with 20 students enrolled in it. The program is being conducted at the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) campus. The core focus will be on imparting programming skills, enabling students get employment opportunities in the IT sector. Additionally, training in communication and soft skills will also be imparted.

Dr. G. Viswanathan, President, UHET said, “We are happy to continue our association with Aspire systems in this SHINE program. We have been providing scholarships to students from Vellore region to pursue higher studies and strongly believe that this program will help students to enhance their skill sets and help them secure job opportunities in the information technology sector.”

Aspire Systems is a global technology services firm serving as a trusted technology partner for its customers. The company works with some of the world’s most innovative enterprises and independent software vendors, helping them leverage technology and outsourcing in Aspire’s specific areas of expertise. Aspire Systems services include Product Engineering, Enterprise Solutions, Digital Services, Independent Testing Services and IT Infrastructure & Application Support Services. The company currently has over 1,500 employees, over 100 customers globally and is CMMI Level 3 certified. The company has a growing presence in the US, UK, India, Singapore, Middle East and Europe. For the seventh time in a row, Aspire has been selected as one of India’s ‘Best Companies to Work For’ by the Great Place to Work® Institute, in partnership with The Economic Times.