IT outsourcing vendor Wipro has launched its skills enhancement initiative for undergraduates in the finance and accounting domain.
This is the second such program that Wipro has initiated this year after the launch of WISEPro , which seeks to enhance the communication and soft skills of aspiring professionals.
Wipro in a statement said the online program — FINPro (Finance & Accounting Skills Enhancement Program) — is available in colleges in Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
The IT outsourcing company is targeting undergraduate students pursuing the final year of Bachelors in Commerce (B.Com) or Business Administration (BBA) in India as well as graduates in these streams. The online program aims to enhance their employability in the finance and accounting and other related services sector.
The online course is designed into two parts – basics of Finance & Accounting and Corporate Readiness training. Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded a FINProcertification, post an assessment by Wipro. The certification will enable the candidates to be eligible for a placement at Wipro, if they are able to successfully clear one round of interviews as opposed to 3 or 4 levels of screening usually followed while recruiting fresh graduates at the company.
The 24-hour program consists of online modules in a self-paced format, that give the students the flexibility to work through the modules over a period of two months, along-side their core graduation course. The course modules are in a video-based PowerPoint Presentation format, which makes it easy to understand the concepts.
Subhasish Biswas, Global Head – Business Excellence, Wipro BPO, said: “Wipro’s expertise in training delivery in the IT and ITeS sectors enabled us to create FinPro – a platform that we are sure, a large number of youth will use as a springboard to chart careers in the domain of finance and accounts.
Wipro BPO has partnered with Firstnaukri.com to promote the initiative – the latter will host the online module on their portal and distribute it to colleges that they have tie-ups with.
Deepali Singh, business head, Firstnaukri.com said that it is becoming imperative for companies to focus on skill development and employability of youth entering the workforce.