- HCL will offer high school graduates job opportunities in the tech sector in the US
- HCL Apprenticeship is part of the company’s Rise at HCL initiative
- High school graduates will be offered full-time jobs in the tech sector
Indian tech giant, Hindustan Computers Limited (HCL) Technologies, has announced of its apprenticeship programme in the United States of America (USA) wherein the company will be focusing on hiring High School graduates for full-time technology jobs which otherwise would be inaccessible.
Once the high school graduate successfully completes the program, the apprentice will be offered full-time employment at HCL and have the opportunity to concurrently pursue a debt-free college education.
The apprenticeship program from HCL provides full pay and benefits, which enables the candidates’ to begin their technology career in software development and testing, digital and cloud services, infrastructure delivery and engineering – with positions available at multiple global innovation and delivery centres across California, Connecticut, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
The HCL Apprenticeship is part of the company’s Rise at HCL, which is its North American early career and training program.
Ramachandran Sundarajan, Executive Vice President at HCL Technologies said, “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.
Sundarajan added, “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.”
In a statement, it was said, “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), a private, nonprofit institution and leader in online education that offers more than 200 accredited degree programs”.
The Indian tech giant is committed to championing non-degreed and non-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) associate degreed individuals to become job-ready and making employment in the tech field more equitable and accessible to all, without regard to gender, race or socio-economic background.
The HCL Apprenticeship Program complements HCL’s existing internships and graduates hiring commitments across the globe, especially in the United States, where HCL has had a significant presence for close to 30 years, working with Fortune 500 and other companies that propel the U.S. economy forward.
The U.S. is the largest market for HCL, contributing over 60% of the total revenue of HCL. The company’s growth in the US can be attributed to its best-in-class tech solutions, its embracement of the local talent, support from the U.S. government, collaboration with a lot of U.S. universities and other academic institutions, and also its continuing commitment to source talent locally and invest in local ecosystems.