Chennai, Nov 21: HCL Technologies today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with six colleges in Chennai, to commence its first campus engagement initiative.
This initiative includes introducing 'GoPro' HCL's 'Campus to Corporate', a career development programme to develop the next generation of corporate community and tie-ups with selected Women colleges to encourage and widen the gender representation in the Corporate world, a HCL release said here.
In line with its value-centric approach in all its endeavours, HCL's 'GoPro' programme aims at training in non-technical and soft skills in preparing students to become professionals and to increase their 'employability' quotient.
'GoPro' would serve as bridge to the corporate world, and would help to hone, inculcate and develop best qualities and capabilities for 'tomorrow's professionals' to sustain the corporate challenges and environment.
The training module would include soft skills, communication, etiquette, attitudinal and behavioural skills.
The initiative was also structured to encourage 'innovation and creativity' among students, which HCL recognises as an essential part of the development of an organisation.
To this effect, varied competitions and campaigns on innovation and creativity would be rolled out.
Apart from strategic tie-ups with Engineering colleges, the highlight of the initiative, includes tie-up with Women colleges from arts and science background to encourage gender representation and diversity in the professional workforce.
This apart, the company would set up 'Technology Labs' to facilitate training and research work for students and would also introduce 'Faculty Enablement Programme' for the faculty as well, to engage them to interact with experts in certain areas of technology.
HCL has signed MoU with Chennai-based Ethiraj College, MOP Vaishnav College, Stella Maris, SSN College of Engineering, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering and Thiagarajar College of Engineering from Madurai, the release added.