VMware signs MoU with Intel in India to help Women Developers Restart Their Careers

VMware, Inc. announced its collaboration with Intel in India, to enable women developers  restart their careers after a break. VMware’s VMinclusion Taara – one of India’s largest upskilling programs will collaborate with Intel’s Home To Office (H2O) program under the umbrella of Intel India’s ecosystem-wide BeingWISE (Women Innovators, Social leaders and Entrepreneurs) initiative to empower developers with relevant skills and career opportunities.

VMware’s VMinclusion Taara aims to upskill 15,000 women by providing free technical education and certification courses in Cloud Management & Automation, Data Center Virtualization, Networking, and Digital Workplaces. The joint initiative will upskill candidates under the VMinclusion Taara program with Intel also extending eligible free courses from its H2O program to the candidates in Level 2 and above. The free courses will be focused on building skills for developers in India. A recent survey by Simplilearn’s State of Upskilling 2021 report reveals that most learners are upskilling in technology aligned job roles such as- Data & AI (48%), Project Management and Scrum (34%), Cloud Computing/DevOps (32%), and Digital Marketing (21%).

VMinclusion Taara candidates in Level 1 and above will be able to avail the Intel AI and VMware Spring courses focused on developers. The courses from Intel will enable them to enhance their knowledge in emerging technologies such AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Time Series Analysis, DL for Robotics and Anomaly Detection. VMware’s Spring courses offer experience with Spring Boot and its major features, including auto-configuration, Actuator, Spring Boot testing framework and more. On completion, participants would have a foundation for creating enterprise and cloud-ready applications.

Since its launch in 2019, over 12,000 women have registered for the VMinclusion Taara program and more than 2,000 women have successfully returned to work. The program has been supported by several organizations, with over 900 organizations having hired Taara graduates. Companies such as Bharti Airtel, Cognizant, Cerner, Dell, and NTT Ltd. India Pacific have come forward and pledged their support for the program by considering VMinclusion Taara graduates for open positions in their organizations. VMware India had also signed an MoU with WE HUB, a Government of Telangana initiative for women entrepreneurs to extend the program in the state.

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