On 13th September 2023, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur hosted an IBM SkillsBuild Orientation Programme in collaboration with SURABI and REACHA aimed at providing students with valuable skills and certification. It was a significant step taken by Sacred Heart College towards equipping students with essential skills and certifications to compete in the job market. Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, Principal introduced the institution to the resource persons and Rev. Fr. Joseph Leo, Director, SURABI introduced about the IBM SkillsBuild programme to the students. He said that the programme is to prepare the students with industry-specific employability skills and IBM SkillsBuild programmes are learner friendly, learner paced and promote life-long learning.
Mr. Lawrie Colaco, Senior Consultant at REACHA, shared insights and expertise on the importance of industry-relevant skills and certifications in today's competitive job market. Mr. Vijaya Prakash, Lead Outreach and Operation at IBM, demonstrated the procedure to register for the IBM SkillsBuild courses, access the learning resources, and obtain certifications.
As a pilot run of the programme, all the students from the MBA, MCA, and M.Sc, Computer Science programmes were invited to participate. This diverse group of students were selected to represent different facets of the industry and to evaluate the effectiveness of the programme.