MAIT, CompTIA sign MoU to create vendor-neutral platform

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Bangalore, Oct 12 (UNI) The Manufacturers' Association for Information Technology (MAIT) and Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) today entered into a pact to jointly facilitate the availability of skilled and certified manpower for the IT industry and support growth through knowledge management activities.

Speaking on the occasion, MAIT Vice-President S S Raman said the IT sector in India, would create job opportunities for over seven million people by 2015 and 14 million more through indirect jobs.

''In order to keep pace 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 said the joint initiative between MAIT and CompTIA would 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.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by S S Raman and John Venator, President and CEO of CompTIA.

Mr Venator, said the pact would enable to reduce the gap between competence and resources of the IT industry and also help to achieve common goals between the two organisations.

UNI

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