New Delhi, 14th February, 2017: The Society for Broadband Professionals (SCTE) hosted an intellectual seminar along with the Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) on February 10, 2017 in the Silver Jubilee edition of Convergence India 2017 Expo held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The seminar was organized to promote skill development in the country and to potentially certify more than ten thousand technical resources in the cable and broadband industry.
The session was addressed by Mr. NK Mohapatra, CEO, ESSCI declaring the joint initiative of ESSCI and SCTE India to promote skill development in the cable and broadband industry. Spreading awareness among the audience on Skill India ecosystem, Mr. Mohapatra talked about the ESSCI standards and certification for various Training Programmes in India. Thereafter, Mr. Yogendra Pal, Advisor, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting shared his views on DAS Scenario in India and the importance of training from the Government’s point of view. The session was further carried forward by Lt. Col. VC Khare, SCTE India Founder & Broadband Consultant, who envisaged the audience by throwing light on how SCTE India can contribute in the creation of accredited upskilling of wireline broadcast practices. To add more acknowledgment among the audience on skill development partnership with SCTE, Mr. Piyush Chakraborty, VP- Sales & Marketing, ESSCI, and Mr. Vikas Kapoor, Vice President, SCTE India, discussed the various courses /modules available through SCTE-ESSCI training and also narrated some SCTE success stories worldwide.
The event witnessed the presence of industry colleagues having an open house discussion with the session panelists. “Following this effort to provide skill enrichment and training, cable technicians, last mile cable operators and MSOs will transform themselves into skilled broadband technicians/engineers thereby transforming the customer experience of broadband, multi screen, ecommerce apart from enriching themselves and paving the way to make India; “A Digital India”.
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About SCTE India (www.scte-india.org) and ESSCI (www.essc-india.org)
Founded in 1945, the SCTE™ is a Learned Society and non-profit making organization whose aim is to raise the standard of broadband engineering in the telecommunications industry. The Society particularly concerns itself with the training and career advancement of technical professionals in the field. SCTE (Society for Broadband Professionals) India carries forward the global charter of creating a knowledge and skill pool of par-excellence technical professionals in the fields of digital cable and broadband. The initiative also fosters a culture of technical excellence as India transforms itself into a digital and broadband powerhouse.
SCTE India was established in 2014 with nine founding members from the Indian broadband industry. It is a non-profit educational Society designed to promote expertise, exchange of information, experience and the training and accreditation of members in India. It aims to generate standards, offer assistance and conduct training courses for wireline networks, largely for Cable TV networks as well as for TELCOs, to cover the entire spectrum of broadband telecommunications in the residential segment, in particular, and the enterprise sector in general. With the mantra of ‘Building a Digital India – The SCTE Way’, the Society contributes to the digital transition of India with informed choices, training opportunities, advisories and certification.
Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI), is a Not-For-Profit organisation registered under the Indian Companies Act 1956. The Council is promoted by six associations i.e. CEAMA, ELCINA, IESA (formerly ISA) , IPCA, MAIT & ELCOMA, with financial support from the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
ESSCI focuses on establishing an effective and efficient ecosystem for developing and imparting outcome-oriented skills for the Electronics Systems, Design and Manufacturing industry (ESDM). ESSCI’s mandate comprises a plethora of deliverables including development of curricula, courses, information databases and delivery systems. ESSCI is responsible for standardisation, accreditation and certification processes to enhance the employability of the Indian workforce globally.