Capgemini, is gearing up to hire 500 women from the rural areas of the country, train them, and give them jobs. As part of this initiative, it has already selected 100 women from South India — graduates, diploma holders and postgraduates — who are undergoing training as software engineers. By December, it hopes to hire 300 more.
Non-government organisations (NGOs) across the country are helping Capgemini identify such women for them — women, who are educated and have the desire to follow a career, but are unable to relocate, because of which they end up giving up their professional dreams.
The selected women will undergo rigorous training and mentoring by experienced engineers, before they are assigned to projects. This project is intended to help rural women, who are desirous of a professional career, fulfil their dreams, and in the process, increase women’s participation in the workforce. The first lot of 100 consists of women who have some experience and also those who have been unable to put their education to use due to circumstances.