Digital Skilling Initiative Launched by Union Education Minister for 1 Crore Students
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Digital Skilling Initiative Launched by Union Education Minister for 1 Crore Students

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Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has launched a digital skilling initiative on Monday, June 06, 2022. The initiative is for 1 crore students from class 7 to graduation. The aim of this initiative is for students to skill, reskill, and upskill themselves through apprenticeships, internships, and employment opportunities in evolving technologies. 

The government will help students get these employment opportunities. According to the minister, this initiative is the very first national collaboration between the Ministry of Education of India, AICTE, Ministry of Skill and affiliated NSDCs, and Skill India programs (National Educational Alliance for Technology). More than 100 firms in the manufacturing, corporate, and technology sector are already on board to offer free certifications in emerging technology. 

The Education Minister said that there is a need to make skilling a “mass movement” as the world has been facing unprecedented changes. In order to do so, the government has decided to function as a facilitator to develop a future-ready workforce by collaborating between academia, industry, as well as policy-makers. Pradhan said that the technology will enable India to cater to the worldwide workforce requirements. 

Pradhan has called upon various tech giants in the country to coordinate technology with Indian languages. He also mentioned the great potential India has in terms of human capital, given the dynamic demographic dividend. This initiative will be able to connect candidates with the right mentors and skilled trainers with expertise in emerging technologies. The various courses included in this initiative are data analytics, data science, big data, artificial intelligence, cyber security, blockchain, cloud computing, etc.

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