The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) signed an MoU with Podar Eduspace Pvt Ltd, and EduCLaaS Pvt. Ltd for imparting futuristic and digital skills in India’s youth to make them future ready through special apprenticeships-based post graduate education programs.
According to the organisation’s press release there will be two programmes introduced under the partnership that will skill the young Indian talent pool. The duration of these programmes is 24 months where in the first six months the candidates will go through intense online training followed by 18 months of online on-the-job corporate apprenticeship leading to International Master’s Degree from a European University. Program fees will be funded by apprenticeship making it zero cost program for students. This collaboration envisions to fulfil the aspirations of young Indians who want to be a part of today’s progressive job market and will entail courses like software engineering and cloud computing which will specialize the students in future technologies such as python programming, database management and cloud management, administration, and security skills. Most importantly, the selected candidates will be given interview and apprenticeship opportunities with the large organisations.
The MoU was signed between Ved Mani Tiwari, COO, (Officiating CEO), NSDC, Rajiv Podar, Director, Podar Eduspace Pvt. Ltd and Leslie Loh, Founder and CEO EduCLaaS Pvt. Ltd.
The release further states that the courses will provide training to the enrolled students through live sessions and self-paced asynchronous modules, delivering extensive knowledge about digital skills using a series of videos, flip cards, diagrams, and other visuals. The partnership will benefit candidates who aim to become digital business analysts, data analysts, data managers, data scientists, Cloud computing experts, Cloud management specialists. Upon completion of the 6-month training, candidates will be eligible for a paid apprenticeship of 18 months with the international and local MNCs, unicorns, hyper-growth companies, and start-ups that will unlock myriad employment opportunities for them in the global market.
Ved Mani Tiwari, COO, (Officiating CEO), NSDC said, “NSDC in pursuance of its core purpose of providing Opportunities for All through Skills for All vision is focussing on future skills which help our youth to get ready to participate in workplaces of future. This apprenticeship based post-graduation program will help students get experience of working in international organisations while pursuing an international post-graduation program. The apprenticeship aspect of the program helps student substantially finance their post-graduation and also helps them acquire industry relevant work experience.”
“We are delighted to partner with NSDC and EduCLaaS and will help India’s youth to enhance their skill set to become future ready. We as an institute understand the evolving business needs and introduce modules that are aimed at achieving practical outcomes in real time. It is our endeavour to bring-in feature rich modules for enrolled students and with NSDC’s rich experience in skill training, we believe we can empower many youths to build their knowledge, capabilities and become employable”, said Rajiv Podar, Director, Podar Eduspace.
Leslie Loh, Founder and CEO, Educlass Pvt Ltd said, “digitalization and technology have been rapidly thriving post the pandemic in India and digital skills has become prerequisite in today’s talent market. In a bid to make youth future ready, our collaboration will provide seamless training modules to the students to bridge the digital talent crunch in accordance with the mission of Digital India and Skill India. It will enable us to equip students with industry-relevant skills for democratizing job opportunities in large organizations and make them employable.”
In this apprenticeship program, the students will be assessed based on the presentation and project work, designed to measure the tangible results of new-age skill levels of the students. The students will be awarded with a degree by Rome-based renowned university named Guglielmo Marconi on finishing the programme. The training will be provided online, and the partnership will be driven through academic institutions across the nation with an aim to bridge the skill gap, build in-demand skills, augmenting employability of students.
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