Bangalore, Oct 6: MeritTrac Services, India"s Largest Skills Assessment Company, today announced the launch of TracSkills National Employability Test (TNET) to be held across 11 cities in separate phases.
This unique initiative for the BPO/ ITES sector aims at creating a single platform for all fresh graduates from across the country to showcase their skills to the industry. The first phase of the test is being held simultaneously in Pune Hyderabad and Cochin on October 7, 2007 after an initial pilot in Indore and Coimbatore. The other cities being covered in separate phases are Chennai, Nagpur, Delhi, Hubli-Dharwad, Aurangabad&Jaipur. The programme is being endorsed by some of the largest BPO players in the country like Wipro BPO, Firstsource, Patni, Reuters and Mphasis.
On this revolutionizing effort, Girish Karnad, VP- Recruitment, Patni Computer Systems, said, "TNET is a laudable effort by MeritTrac and we are pleased to partner with them in this initiative. Patni believes in hiring the finest recruits purely based on their capabilities, irrespective of geographies. This initiative gives us the opportunity to extend our reach and hire quality talent from across the country. The candidates participating too have a prospect to showcase their skills, and prove their capabilities."
Any graduate from the batches of 2007 and 2008 vying for a BPO/ITES job can appear for the test by paying a nominal fee. The candidates making the cut-off criteria of the endorsing companies will have their scores showcased to the company and will be shortlisted for further selection based on the company"s requirements. Candidates will also get a scorecard validating their skills and also listing the areas that need improvement.
According to Madan Padaki, CEO- MeritTrac Services, “As a neutral skills assessment company, we are in the best position to provide students with critical feedback to enhance their job readiness. It has also been our experience that talent is not just confined to the metros and only requires a platform to express itself. TNET will not only provide an avenue for students across India to showcase their skills to the endorsing companies but also provide vital feedback for self improvement- a critical factor in employability enhancement"
For further information and registering for TNET, candidates can access the portal www.tracskills.com. The portal is a unique gateway for the candidates to access their test scores and find out their performance. Endorsing companies will be provided special access to test scores via the portal to select the candidates based on these.
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