Company to provide IT training to 1,00,000 employable youth and women across the globe UST Global, an information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, has announced that CEO Sajan Pillai has been awarded the ‘Good Guys Award’ 2013 by the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC), a Washington-based multicultural, intergenerational, and multi-issue grassroots organization.
Sajan was also appreciated for his efforts as a business leader to promote equality in the workplace. Key to building a healthy pipeline of high potential leaders and in keeping with its commitment towards workforce development, UST Global has several initiatives that help ensure equal representation and opportunities for women across its centers. A notable one is NowU – Network of Women Ussociates -the charter for this global program, is helping women within the company and in the community to achieve their highest potential by providing access to other women in leadership roles through mentorships, as well as ensuring opportunities for learning, growth & recognition.
The average percentage of women employees at UST Global is 30% globally and 33% in India, on an average globally, women make up about 25% of the IT workforce.
UST Global has also recently unrolled its plans for providing technology training to thousands of citizens from countries such as United States, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Greece, United Kingdom and India and has plans to make 1,00,000 engineers industry-ready over the next 3 years.
Speaking on the achievement, Sajan Pillai said, “Looking beyond business and resource development, we at UST Global are deeply committed towards building sustainable partnerships with communities, clients and employees. Building from the roots up, we believe that education plays a very crucial role towards empowerment and we have made concentrated efforts over the past couple of years to train and nurture talent within the organization. It is through the encouragement of individual success, that all can share in a sustainable future.
Sajan was also recently listed among the ‘top 100 CEO Leaders’ by STEMConnector(R) for promoting STEM education among potentially employable youth in different parts of the world.