NAC-Tech: Industry Standard Assessment and Certification Program

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NAC-Tech: Industry Standard Assessment and Certification Program

NAC-Tech(NASSCOM Assessment of Competence-Technology) test is launched by IT/ITES companies to identify the competitive candidates for their hiring purpose. It has been conceived as an industry standard assessment and certification program to ensure the transformation of a “trainable” workforce into an “employable” workforce, hence creating a robust and continuous pipeline of talent for the IT/Engineering Industry. It is targeted at final year and pre-final year students, who will be seeking employment opportunities in the IT / Engineering sector.

In-depth meetings with the large recruiters in the industry were conducted to understand their recruitment practices, cause of attrition desired skills in a candidate, etc. Based on this, a job-skill matrix was developed which formed the basis for the design of this assessment program. Core and Working Committees from the industry were formed and constant interactions were made to make sure that the program was in line with the industry requirements. An evaluation committee was set up to finalize the vendors and decide on the approach to the pilot. Multi-tier evaluation of the vendors happened after the initial interaction. The identified vendors provided the content and technology to run the test. The companies that have helped develop the assessment program are – TCS, Wipro, Infosys, Accenture, Cognizant and HCL. NASSCOM the IT association body of India has launched the NAC-Tech test. This test is designed by large IT Co.’s like TCS, Wipro, CTS, HCL, Accenture, and Infosys who are the member companies of NASSCOM.

More than 1000 companies listed with NASSCOM uses this NAC-Tech score for their hiring purpose. From 2013 all the companies in the IT/ITES sector would use only NAC-Tech for their campus hiring. This test is conducted to under comprehensive, quality aspect and finally capitalizing for career growth in IT industries.

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