On July 08, 2020, The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a not-for-profit public limited company has joined hands with tech giant company Microsoft India Private Limited, a subsidiary of American software company Microsoft Corporation, to enhance the digital skills of the country’s youth. Under this, more than 1 lakh youth will be digitally enabled in the country in the next one year.
About the partnership:
- As part of the tie-up, Microsoft’s learning resource center, Microsoft Learn, will be integrated with NSDC’s eSkill India portal to provide access to personalised learning paths and critical technology from entry level to advanced level like AI (Artificial Intelligence), machine learning (ML) and cloud computing so that the youth can be exposed to the nuances of today’s digital economy.
- Through the portal, e-skilling events, webinars and virtual sessions will be conducted across the country to support students, training partners and higher-education trainees enrolled under NSDC’s skill training programs.
i.The partnership with NSDC is an extension of Microsoft’s Global Skilling Initiative. Under this, the company is teaching new digital skills to 25 million people all over the world, which is needed in the coronavirus (Covid-19) economy.
ii.The integration between the two firms will give the youth a chance to redefine their skills for the digital economy.
About Microsoft India Private Limited:
Headquarters Hyderabad, Telangana
President– Anant Maheshwari
About National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC):
Headquarters– New Delhi
CEO and MD- Dr.Manish Kumar