Devajit Chayengia

GUWAHATI, Feb 20: India’s third largest IT company, HCL Technologies, today announced the launch of its early career program TechBee for Assam and the North-east at an event here.

TechBee, which is a work-integrated higher education program under HCL’s new people strategy for 10+2 students, offers IT engineering jobs by equipping the students with future-ready skills.

Throwing light on the program during an interaction with this correspondent, Srimathi Shivashankar, Corporate Vice-President, HCL Technologies, said TechBee prepares 12th passout students technically and professionally for entry-level IT jobs in HCL, where candidates undergo an extensive 12-month training to become software engineers.

Highlighting the job oppotunities under the program, she said TechBee provides assured full-time jobs to completed class XII students for global career opportunities.

Explaining further, Shivashankar said student candidates who get selected for TechBee get a stipend of Rs 10,000 during the internship in live HCL projects, and post becoming a full-time employee at HCL, the candidates may also enrol in graduation degree programs offered by universities like BITS-Pilani and SASTRA University.

The fees for higher education program is partially/fully funded by HCL depending on the graduation program, she added.

After successful completion of the one-year TechBee training program, students earn a salary of Rs 1.70 - 2.20 lakh per annum in accordance with the chosen job roles like software engineer, infrastructure management, design engineer or digital process associate roles, she said.

On selection of candidates, she said it is done via an online career aptitude test (HCL CAT), adding that those who clear the test are invited for interview discussion, after which HCL issues the letter of interest/offer letter.

HCL started this program in 2016 with an aim to hire the best talent and enable them to achieve financial independence at the start of their career, Shivashankar said, adding that so far, over 3,000 students have successfully completed the TechBee program and are now working with HCL.