HCL to provide technology job opportunities, debt-free college education

HCL to provide technology job opportunities, debt-free college education

HCL unveiled its apprenticeship programme in the United States, with the goal of employing high school graduates into full-time technology employment that would otherwise be unavailable. Apprentices who successfully complete the programme will be offered full-time work with HCL as well as the opportunity to pursue a debt-free college degree.

HCL's apprenticeship programme offers full pay and benefits, allowing candidates to start their technology career in software development and testing, digital and cloud services, infrastructure delivery, and engineering, with positions available at multiple global innovation and delivery centres in California, Connecticut, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Rise at HCL, the company's North American early career and training programme, including the HCL Apprenticeship.

"At HCL, we recognise the importance of investing in tomorrow's technology leaders, and we are happy to provide chances for our apprentices to advance their careers at HCL," said Ramachandran Sundarajan, Executive Vice President, HCL Technologies. "This programme demonstrates our commitment to hiring and training the nation's next generation of competent technological workers - while relieving them of the burden of student debt."

Participants in the programme will have access to guided learning and on-the-job training to help them build the skills and competences required for a long and prosperous career in technology. Participants will enrol in an associate or bachelor's degree programme in STEM, which will be fully supported by HCL, at a college or university in HCL's nationwide academic partner network. Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), a private, nonprofit university and leader in online education with over 200 approved degree programmes, is a prominent programme partner.

HCL is dedicated to assisting non-degreed and non-STEM associate degreed individuals in becoming job-ready and to making employment in the technology profession more egalitarian and accessible to all, regardless of gender, race, or socioeconomic background. The HCL Apprenticeship Program supplements HCL's existing internship and graduate hiring commitments around the world, particularly in the United States, where HCL has had a significant presence for nearly three decades, working with Fortune 500 and other companies that drive the American economy forward.

The United States is HCL's largest market, accounting for more than 60% of total business sales. The company's success may be credited to best-in-class technology solutions, its embracement of local talent, US government assistance, engagement with numerous US colleges and other academic institutions, and its ongoing commitment to source people locally and invest in local ecosystems.