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IBM Collaborates with TASK to offer online Skill Development Programs for Students in Telangana

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IBM, Telangana Govt announces collaboration to provide online courses for studentsOn 14th December, 2020 Technology giant International Business Machines (IBM) announced collaboration with Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) to offer free degree and polytechnic courses on emerging technologies to empower 30,000 students yearly through IBM’s free digital education platform “Open P-TECH” for a period of one year.

Highlights of Skill Development Program:

Aim- To empower students with emerging technological courses thus enhancing professional skillset for their future career.

Courses Offered- Cyber Security, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning, Cloud computing, Internet of Things, Design Thinking.

Age Group- Focused on Students between 18 and 22 years.

i.Open P-TECH platform will provide 11 key skills that are not covered in college curriculum but has higher demand in Job Market.

ii.IBM also provides training to college teachers with an insight of using the platform to mentor students in learning these skills.

Open P-TECH:

Launched by IBM on March 2020 to provide knowledge on basics of Emerging Technologies in line with India’s SkillIndia Mission.

Provides free courses on cutting edge technology and professional skills to students.

Recent Related News:

  • On September 8, 2020 The UK India Business Council (UKIBC) renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Industries and Commerce Department, Government of Telangana. This will bolster the industrial development of the state.
  • On 21st August 2020, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation) announced its collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation(NSDC) to offer a free digital education platform on emerging technologies and professional skill development and to equip the next generation with digital skills.

About IBM:

International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation is an American Multinational technology company founded in 1911 by Charles Ranlett Flint.
IBM India founded in 1992 is headquartered at Bengaluru
IBM India’s MD- Sandip Patel

About Telangana:

Capital-Hyderabad. Hyderabad city is also known as Biryani Capital of India, City of Pearls.
Chief Minister -K. Chandrashekar Rao
Telangana state has launched a Blockchain district and also dedicated the year 2020 as “the Year of AI”.