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Hitachi Data Systems, India Collaborates with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and EDS Technologies to Empower Underprivileged Students with Job Oriented Skills

Mar 21, 2016   13:32 IST 
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd, has joined hands with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and EDS Technologies to provide value added courses and training programmes at V.E.T.B.V.L Polytechnic college in Bangalore. The  objective of  this initiative is to enhance the employability skills of the students belonging to the economically weaker sections of the society by providing them the required technical knowledge and skills.


Talent has become the de facto requirement in the competitive business environment today and Hitachi Data Systems feels proud to support the Govt of India’s vision of a Skilled India” said Vivekanand Venugopal, vice president and general manager, Hitachi Data Systems, India. “With this learning initiative, we aim to help bridge the gap between demand and supply of skilled manpower and innovative thinking, for existing and future job opportunities. This training will improve the employability of students and make a positive impact in the job market for years to come,” he added.


Started on 2nd March for 21 students, this 10 day course was conceptualized and designed together with HDS and EDS Technologies. Industry mapped and industry desired design skills have been chosen in the electrical/mechanical streams. The students are being trained and equipped on INVENTOR (3D Modelling), webinars like CNC (Computer Numerical Control), welding, machine tools and class room sessions on soft skills focusing on the communication abilities, critical thinking and problem solving.Post completion of this program, HDS will connect the students to various companies for employment opportunities with the assistance of CII and EDS Technologies.


In 2014-15, CII affirmative action panel had successfully completed a pilot batch, which comprised of 15 students. 6 of them have been placed in full time jobs in the manufacturing industry and 2 have opted for post graduate courses. This pilot project was supported and funded entirely by CII members like Hitachi Data Systems and Manipal Group.


The program will be a significant catalyst of growth for students and thereby help to develop trained engineers required for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises in the state.


About Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., builds information management and Social Innovation solutions that help businesses succeed and societies be safer, healthier and smarter. We focus on big data that offers real value – what we call the Internet of Things that matter. Our IT infrastructure, analytics, content and cloud solutions and services drive strategic management and analysis of the world's data. Only Hitachi Data Systems integrates the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies to deliver the exceptional insight that business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at


About EDS Technologies Pvt. Ltd

EDS Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (EDST), established in 1995, is the largest PLM and Real-Time Visual Simulation solutions provider in India, with its corporate office in Bangalore and having direct presence in Chennai, Gurgaon, Noida, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Pune, Kochi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. EDST, an established Value added reseller with global leaders like DassaultSystemes, Autodesk, SAP, Presagis, VT-MAK provides PLM and 3D Visual simulation COTS solutions, PLM Training and Trained on-site resources bringing in the most complete solution for any size and type of industry.


About Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes. CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India's development process. Founded in 1895, India's premier business association has over 7200 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 100,000 enterprises from around 242 national and regional sectoral industry bodies. 

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