NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday inaugurated a digital skilling initiative for one crore students from Class 7 to graduation, with an emphasis on skilling, reskilling, and upskilling them in emerging technologies through internships, apprenticeships, and jobs.
Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who launched the initiative, stressed that skilling should be a public movement. “The government’s role is to facilitate the development of a future workforce.” “Now is the moment to cooperate with industry, academics, and politicians in a constructive manner,” he stated.
The minister urged IT businesses to integrate technology with all Indian languages, saying that India must meet the world’s labour needs, and that technology will help us do so. Over 100 technological, business, and industrial companies have already signed up to give free emerging technology certifications through the platform.
The goal of the initiative is to match qualified individuals with skill trainers and various courses that provide knowledge in developing technologies. Artificial intelligence, blockchain, big data, data analytics, cyber security, and cloud computing are some of the topics covered.
According to Pradhan, this is the first-ever national partnership between the Ministries of Education and Skill Development Corporation, Skill India programmes (National Educational Alliance for Technology), and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).