Elgi gets NASSCOM to digitally upskill its workforce

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 01 Sep 2021


Elgi Equipments, one of India’s leading air-compressor manufacturers, has partnered NASSCOM’s FutureSkills Prime initiative. This will enable it to equip every employee with a set of foundational digital skills , continually adapt to new ways of working, and add value beyond what can be done by automated systems and intelligent machines. 

FutureSkills Prime is a skilling programme focused on emerging technologies, powered by a partnership between the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, government of India, NASSCOM, and the IT industry. Over one thousand Elgi employees are scheduled to undertake this program.

Dr Jairam Varadaraj, MD, Elgi Equipments said, "Our purpose is to provide the best experience at each stakeholder touch-point.  In our journey towards this purpose, we recognise that emerging digital technologies will be central pillars in providing such an experience. Be it customers or employees, or investors, digital can substantially and significantly enhance the experience."

He added, "This has to be architected by our people and the starting point is to imagine the opportunities through the lens of digital technologies. To enable each employee in our organisation to do this, it is imperative that they have a foundational knowledge of the various digital technologies. We’re committed to ensuring all of our employees are digitally proficient and conversant with digital technologies as we adapt to the future.”

Kirti Seth, CEO, SSC NASSCOM said “Now more than ever, the need for each citizen to get equipped with the skills of emerging technologies is of paramount importance to leverage the waves of opportunity rising up through this digital transformation we are going through.  FutureSkills Prime has a vision to make individuals from across sectors, and across job roles digitally fluent. We're proud that our voice has been recognised by industries across sectors. The fact that Elgi Equipments is going to leverage FutureSkills Prime to build the digital quotient of their employees, is a strong signal of how this need cuts across all industries and domains.”

The FutureSkills Prime platform focuses on providing a solution to challenges when upskilling people with emerging technologies such as AI, Cloud computing, cybersecurity, big data analytics and robotic process automation.