A good news to people from non-technological academic background who wish to pursue a career in the Information Technology sector. Under ‘Tech Nomad,’ a programme launched by the State government in association with the American multinational IT Company DXC Technology, unemployed can pursue a career of their choice. The best part is that they can work from anywhere and earn a decent sum.
“There is no minimum educational qualification or maximum age limit to pursue this career.
The candidates need to fulfil the criteria fixed by the DXC by taking up a written test and in person interview,” says J.A. Chowdary, IT Adviser and Special Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Speaking to The Hindu on the sideline of the prize distribution function of sports and games conducted to the IT employees here, Mr. Chowdary says the first batch of 35 students are pursuing a PG Diploma course in Insurance Management being offered by the DXC at Sri Krishnadevaraya University in Anantapur.
“The students are from diverse academic backgrounds and hailed from rural areas. They started earning from the very second month of the year-long course and the earnings will be up to ₹1 lakh per month once the course is completed,” he explains.
Besides inviting applications from the interested for the next batch, the DXC is also planning to introduce the course in the Godavari region soon.
“Plans are afoot to convert containers into classrooms and take them to the rural pockets to conduct the classes. The classes will reach the students, who can earn from their homes by getting equipped with laptops and Internet connection,” he says, adding that decentralisation of the IT offices is taking place at the global level and the number of tech nomads would become manifold in the days to come.
“The course fee is borne by the company from its Corporate Social Responsibility funds. We are expecting some more multinational companies to join the bandwagon, so that more and more people from the State will be placed in the IT sector,” Mr. Chowdary says.
“In the last three and a half years, we have created employment to 35,000 people in the IT sector. Once this project gets succeeded, the employment generation will touch the one lakh mark very soon,” he said.