Bangalore, Oct 12 (UNI) The Manufacturers' Association for Information Technology (MAIT) and Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) today entered into an agreement to jointly facilitate the availability of skilled and certified manpower for the IT industry in India and also support growth through knowledge management activities.
Speaking on the occasion S S Raman, MAIT Vice President informed that the IT sector in India would create job opportunities for over seven million people by 2015 and another 14 million in indirect jobs. "In order to keep up with the technology trends, we will not only need to recruit people who are better qualified but also need resources to continually add to their skill-sets," he said.
Mr Raman informed that the joint initiative between MAIT and CompTIA will facilitate the creation of a vendor-neutral platform in India for assessing and benchmarking skills through standardised accredited and accepted by the IT industry and vendor globally.
"Broad-based, foundational exams that validate an individual's IT skill-set have been developed by global experts and industry leaders from the public and private sectors, including training, academia and government," he said.
About MAIT-CompTia alliance Mr Raman said that it would facilitate dissemination of information about offers and requests for joint ventures, licensing and identification of partners and about professional experiences and best practices.
The MoU was signed by Mr S S Raman and Mr John Venator, President and CEO CompTIA.
Mr Venator, said that it would help to reduce gap between competence and resources of the IT industry and also helps to achieve common goals between two organisations.