Cvent, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the NASSCOM Foundation, the social arm of India’s apex IT – BPM industry body NASSCOM, to create and launch the Cvent India Launch Digital Literacy Training Programme. Under this programme, Cvent will empower people from the underserved community in the Delhi-NCR region with digital literacy skills. The MoU was signed by Mr. Shrikant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation and Cvent’s Founder and Global CEO, Mr. Reggie Aggarwal.
NASSCOM Foundation’s CEO Mr. Shrikant Sinha, said. “We are glad to partner with Cvent to train young people mostly first-generation learners from underserved communities on key skills and make them employment ready for any IT-BPM company to hire. This is a win-win for both society and industry. Coupled with basic digital literacy skills, this programme is a great example of how CSR money can be used for the benefit of the community by empowering them with digital technology and creating more employment opportunities for the ever-expanding young population of our country.
Cvent through its CSR support will help train more than 1000 individuals on the digital literacy curriculum starting March 2018. The training will be provided at a digital literacy center in the Delhi-NCR region and will be in accordance with the guidelines set forth by MeitY. Action India has been chosen as the implementation partner for this programme.
Reggie Aggarwal, Founder and CEO of Cvent, who was in India to launch this pivotal project, said, “India has been the ‘secret sauce of Cvent’ for more than 10 years, and it’s been part of our DNA to reinvest in the country and people that have helped us grow at a global scale. We believe that it’s important for India to bridge the digital divide and give people the tools necessary for today’s economy. Our digital literacy programme, coupled with the employability programme, is Cvent’s way of giving back and contributing to India’s growth.”
Encouraged by the results from last year, Cvent and NASSCOM Foundation this year have doubled the target number of youth to be trained to more than 200. The beneficiaries will go through training as defined by the Sector Skill Council NASSCOM’s industry recognized Qualification Pack for CRM Voice QP 2210 and CRM Non-Voice QP 2211. The programme will also train the students on essentials such as oral and written communication, business etiquette, problem solving, time management, customer orientation, interview skills and other soft skills required to further enhance their employment opportunities. On completion, the qualified beneficiaries will be given industry recognized SSC NASSCOM certificates. Centum Learning A leading global training organization has been chosen as the training partner for this initiative.
NASSCOM Foundation and Centum learning will further assist in placing the trained beneficiaries across the IT-BPM sector by organizing job role specific placement drives and job fairs.
Cvent, Inc. is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management company, with tens of thousands of customers and more than 2,800 employees worldwide. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, email marketing, and web surveys. Cvent provides hoteliers with an integrated platform, enabling properties to increase group business demand through targeted advertising and improve conversion through proprietary demand management and business intelligence solutions. Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage hundreds of thousands of meetings and events.
About NASSCOM Foundation
NASSCOM Foundation is a leading non-profit organization driving technology for good. The Foundation’s work is just as expansive and evolutionary as the potential that technology and corporate India entail. Drawing strength from its parent body NASSCOM, the Foundation works closely with four major stakeholders: NASSCOM member companies, NGOs, emerging social enterprises and Government to foster a strategic relationship between technology and development. NASSCOM Foundation’s core initiatives include working for Persons with Disabilities, fostering innovative solutions for social good, creating unique skilling models for underserved communities, and digital literacy where it is the industry partner to the Govt. of India’s National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM / DiSHA).