HCL Technologies is planning to engage at least 2,000 students who have passed Class 12 in 2021 or 2022 across the state of Karnataka as part of its “catch them young” initiative. These students ought to have received at least a 60% and should have studied business or mathematics in class 12.
They will be enrolled in the TechBee early career programme run by the international provider of IT services in India. In the cities of Bengaluru, Shivamogga, Hubballi, and Mysuru in the state of Karnataka, interviews are already being conducted for the position. To help students become employable in the IT industry, the Company has an agreement with the Karnataka Skill Development Corporation (KSDC). The initiative has already benefited about 8,000 students from all over India.
Students who are chosen have the chance to intern with HCL after completing the intensive training programme for a year. They receive a stipend of Rs 10,000 during the internship and get to work on HCL projects. Those hired by HCL have the opportunity to enrol in an undergraduate programme at a prestigious university like BITS Pilani, Amity University, or SASTRA University.
About five years ago, the TechBee initiative was started in an effort to find talented class 12 students, particularly those from tier 2 and tier 3 towns. The goal was to assist them in achieving financial independence. The course, which had an initial batch of 80 students back in 2017, is now so in-demand that over 4,000 students enrolled last year and almost 8,000 this year.