Global leading technology company HCL Technologies has recently announced the launch of its new apprenticeship program that will focus on recruiting recent high school graduates for jobs in the technology industry. The program will promote opportunities that would otherwise be inaccessible to certain participants while also guaranteeing full-time employment upon the successful completion of their program. Participants will also be given the chance to pursue a fully paid college education while simultaneously working with HCL.
“At HCL, we understand how vital it is to invest in tomorrow’s technology leaders, and we are thrilled to create opportunities for our apprentices to grow their careers at HCL,” said Ramachandran Sundarajan, Executive Vice President, HCL Technologies. “This program furthers our pledge to hire and train the nation’s next generation of skilled technology talent – while freeing them from the burden of education debt.”Program participants will gain access to facilitated learning and on-the-job training to help develop the skills and competencies needed for a long and fruitful technology career. Participants will enroll in their choice of an associate or bachelor’s degree program in STEM – to be fully funded by HCL – at a college or university that is part of HCL’s nationwide academic partner network. A key partner for the program is Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), nonprofit institution and leader in online education that offers more than 200 accredited degree programs.”
The United States operates as the largest market for HCL Technologies and has contributed to more than 60% of their company’s revenue. The company credits this growth and success mostly due to its recruitment of local talent as well as its efforts to invest in local ecosystems. HCL has stayed loyal to helping to prepare and train participants who have no previous degree in becoming workforce-ready workers ready to fill positions within the tech industry while also making its programs readily accessible to all.