Telecom Sector Skills Council partners with Britco and Bridco to open new centers

The Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) has partnered with skill-based organization Britco and Bridco to open new exam centers in Hyderabad, Delhi and Guwahati. As part of this partnership, the focus will also be on offering special courses in telecommunications to college and school students. By studying and passing these courses, students have the opportunity to open their own business or obtain employment in reputable organizations, as all course objectives are in line with NEP-2020.

The new program is designed with an emphasis on imparting knowledge of advanced technologies, which will increase the potential of students to seize job opportunities in different sectors.

Mr. Arvind Bali, CEO of TSSC, said students not only need proper education and skills, but also need proper certification and recognition to progress in life.

Bali added that about 8.5% of the GDP comes from the telecommunications sector, so it is the need of the hour to train the telecommunications workforce. The partnership with Britco and Bridco will help India train young people and create a strong ecosystem of handset repairers and related services.

India needs 4-5 Lakh service engineers just to maintain the current volume of smartphones

The number of mobile subscribers in India was 1.2 billion in 2021 (according to Deloitte TMT 2022 forecast), of which 750 million subscribers were smartphone users. TSSC said an engineer can manage around 3,000 devices per year. So, for the current number of devices, India needs four to five lakh service engineers. As the number of devices increases, the need for service engineers will increase further.

With the arrival of new technologies such as 5G, AI, ML and many more in India, the need for trained telecom professionals is sure to skyrocket. Currently, there is a lack of trained professionals in the industry, and TSSC aims to fill this gap.

Valerie J. Wallis