Technicians launch software training center to improve lives of rural youth in Villupuram – The New Indian Express

Express press service

VILLUPURAM: Mahatma Gandhi once said that India’s future lies in its villages. At a time when the world of technology is changing at a rapid pace and the job opportunities of the new era are directly linked to the ability to catch up with you, it is not a question of whether the young people of India rural people need to learn the latest technologies. After all, they are the future of the country.

It is with this thought and this motto that the free software movement based in Villupuram V-GLUG (Villupuram GNU/Linux Users Group) led by a group of technicians in the city for a decade, has developed a training center software skills for rural people. neighborhood youth.

The centre, which will operate in conjunction with the State Skill Development Corporation and the district administration, was inaugurated on Saturday by Villupuram MP D Ravikumar. The first batch at the center will have 30 young women trained in software skills free of charge.

V-GLUG General Secretary U Karkee said, “The software we teach is not only basic software, but also crucial software used in large technology-based companies. We train them in the latest programming languages, including Python, which will otherwise be available at the centers for huge fees. With our training, these women can go to some of the biggest tech houses where only students from the best IT schools can go. Karkee added that this opportunity could save their lives.

“With the working knowledge of these programming languages, women will be placed for jobs that will earn them more than Rs 30,000 even when they enter the industry,” said Khalell Jaheer, coordinator of V-GLUG.
Dr. Haripriya, another coordinator, said the training will help many women move out of their homes into well-paying jobs.

“For a long time, vocational training for women focused only on low-income domestic work, and through subsidized loans. They have been caught in a cycle of earning and repaying loans without really empowering them to come out of the clutches of financial constraints,” Haripriya said.

K Vijayalakshmi, Biosciences Software Engineer at V-GLUG, added that this is a viable model because everyone who has benefited from the training would benefit, unlike a few who make a fortune from their skills.

VILLUPURAM: Mahatma Gandhi once said that India’s future lies in its villages. At a time when the world of technology is changing at a rapid pace and the job opportunities of the new era are directly linked to the ability to catch up with you, it is not a question of whether the young people of India rural people need to learn the latest technologies. After all, they are the future of the country. It is with this thought and this motto that the free software movement based in Villupuram V-GLUG (Villupuram GNU/Linux Users Group) led by a group of technicians in the city for a decade, has developed a training center software skills for rural people. neighborhood youth. The centre, which will operate in conjunction with the State Skill Development Corporation and the district administration, was inaugurated on Saturday by Villupuram MP D Ravikumar. The first batch at the center will have 30 young women trained in software skills free of charge. V-GLUG General Secretary U Karkee said, “The software we teach is not only basic software, but also crucial software used in large technology-based companies. We train them in the latest programming languages, including Python, which will otherwise be available at the centers for huge fees. With our training, these women can go to some of the biggest tech houses where only students from the best IT schools can go. Karkee added that this opportunity could save their lives. “With the working knowledge of these programming languages, women will be placed for jobs that will earn them more than Rs 30,000 even when they enter the industry,” said Khalell Jaheer, coordinator of V-GLUG. Dr. Haripriya, another coordinator, said the training will help many women move out of their homes into well-paying jobs. “For a long time, vocational training for women focused only on low-income domestic work, and through subsidized loans. They have been caught in a cycle of earning and repaying loans without really empowering them to come out of the clutches of financial constraints,” Haripriya said. K Vijayalakshmi, Biosciences Software Engineer at V-GLUG, added that this is a viable model because everyone who has benefited from the training would benefit, unlike a few who make a fortune from their skills.

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