VMware, Inc. has recently announced its collaboration with Intel in India to enable women developers to 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.
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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%).
“We are excited about this collaboration with Intel as we come together to empower more women developers in India to return to work successfully. Our aim is to help bring back talented women developers to the industry by upskilling them with the right resources. Through Taara, we have touched the lives of over 12,000 women in the country, and I am overwhelmed by the support this program has received from industry leaders. It reinforces our belief about how many women on career breaks are looking for the right training to be able to come back into the workforce. We look forward to more women benefiting from our association with Intel,” said Duncan Hewett, Senior Vice President & GM, APJ, VMware.
Intel India’s H2O program was launched in 2017 to help more women transition into the workforce after a career break. It includes efforts such as manager sensitization and comprehensive onboarding and integration plans, including upskilling, training, and mentoring.
The program falls under the umbrella of Intel India’s ecosystem-wide initiative called BeingWISE (Women Innovators, Social leaders and Entrepreneurs), which aims to accelerate inclusive participation of women in the workplace.
Comprising corporates, investors, educators, and policymakers, BeingWISE enables focus on a few common areas such as skilling, hiring, retention, career progression, supply chain diversity, and entrepreneurship. The initiative provides a platform for companies to collaborate and learn from each other to drive measurable progress towards equal representation.