GCCs in India to Employ Nearly 12,000 Veterans

First published by Veena Mani & Swati Bharadwaj for TNN, article by Commander satyajit Roy for SecuritySkillsWorld.com

Global Capability Centers (GCCs) in India are expanding their workforce to include nearly 12,000 military veterans. This initiative aims to leverage the unique skills and discipline that veterans bring to the corporate world, while also providing them with rewarding career opportunities post-service. GCCs, which serve as offshore units for multinational companies, have been instrumental in driving business operations, innovation, and service delivery across various sectors.

Opportunities for Veterans. Veterans possess a diverse set of skills, including leadership, strategic planning, problem-solving, and teamwork, which are highly valued in the corporate environment. The integration of veterans into GCCs not only aids in their transition to civilian life but also enriches the workforce with experienced and disciplined professionals. Opportunities span across various roles such as project management, cybersecurity, operations management, data analytics, and customer support.

To thrive in GCC roles, veterans need to possess or acquire the following skills:

  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in IT, data analytics, cybersecurity, software development, and other technical areas.
  • Soft Skills: Leadership, effective communication, teamwork, and adaptability.
  • Management Skills: Project management, strategic planning, and process optimization.
  • Problem-Solving: Ability to analyze complex issues and implement practical solutions.

Essential Certifications and Courses: To enhance their employability in GCCs, veterans may need to pursue various certifications and courses. Key certifications and courses include:

  • Project Management: PMP (Project Management Professional), PRINCE2 (Projects IN Controlled Environments).
  • Cybersecurity: CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker).
  • Data Analytics: Certified Data Scientist, Google Data Analytics Professional Certificate, Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Scientist Associate.
  • IT and Software Development: AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert, Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Oracle Certified Professional.
  • Business and Management: MBA (Master of Business Administration), Six Sigma Certification, Lean Management Certification.
GCCs in India to Employ Nearly 12,000 Veterans

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