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India: A new upskilling and return-to-work program for women in Telangana State

By CXO Today

The Indian state of Telangana has launched a new virtual upskilling and return-to-work program for women. The program is a collaboration between the state-run platform hub for women entrepreneurs - WE HUB - and VMware, a software company.

Women who have been unemployed for six months or more and female graduates who haven't found work yet are eligible for the program.

The women will learn cloud computing, virtualization, networking, and entrepreneurship. VMware already runs an upskilling program for women through its platform VMinclusion Taara which provides free technical education and certification courses on digital business transformation technology. Over 5,000 women in India have registered for the program over the last year.

"VMware’s public-private sector partnership with WE HUB will encourage more women in India to successfully grow their career at a time when digital skills are more critical than ever before" - Duncan Hewett, VMware senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific and Japan.


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