Wipro launches Skill Enhancement Program

14th December 2013 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

New Delhi, India, December 14, 2013: Wipro, a leading global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, has launched its nationwide skills enhancement initiativefor undergraduates in the finance and accounting domain, in an e-learning format. The pilot program of the initiative titled FINPro (Finance& Accounting Skills Enhancement Program)has been launched in colleges in Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Wipro BPO has partnered with Firstnaukri.com to promote the initiative – the latter will host the online module on their portal and distribute it to colleges that they have tie-ups with.

The program is targeted at undergraduate students pursuing the final year of Bachelors in Commerce (B.Com) or Business Administration (BBA) in Indiaas well asgraduates in these streams.The program aims to enhance their employability in the finance and accounting and other relatedservices sector.

The online course is designed into two parts- basics of Finance & Accounting and Corporate Readiness training. The course content is proprietary to Wipro. Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded a FINPro certification, post an assessment by Wipro. The certification will enable the candidates to be eligible for a placement at Wipro, if they are able to successfully clear one round of interviews as opposed to 3 or 4 levels of screening usually followed while recruiting fresh graduates at the company.

The 24-hour program consists of online modules in a self paced format, that give the students the flexibility to work through the modules over a period of two months, along-side their core graduation course.The course modules are in a video-based Presentation format as well as simple e-learning courses, which makes it easy to understand the concepts.

Subhasish Biswas, Global Head – Business Excellence, Wipro BPO (a Division of Wipro Ltd)said, “Our belief is that a readily employable workforce is the need of the hour. Wipro’s expertise in training delivery in the IT and ITeS sectors enabled us to create FinPro – a platform that we are sure, a large number of youth will use as a springboard to chart successful careers in the domain of finance and accounts.This is the second such program that we have initiated this year afterthe launch of WISEPro, which seeks to enhance the communication and soft skills of aspiring professionals.”

Business Head at Firstnaukri.com Deepali Singh said, “Indian businesses are grappling with the issue of recruiting people with right technical and soft skill sets. Therefore, it is becoming imperative for companies to focus on skill development and employability of youth entering the workforce. Through this initiative we seek to impart basics of finance and soft skills which are a pre requisite for admission into the corporate world”.


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