Microsoft helps 30 lakh folks in India purchase digital abilities – ET Telecom

New Delhi: Microsoft on Tuesday mentioned it has helped over 30 lakh folks in India acquire entry to digital skills amid Covid-19 when lots of and 1000’s of scholars and laid-off employees turned to on-line programs to higher put together themselves for the job market.

Globally, the corporate has helped over 30 million folks in 249 international locations and territories acquire entry to digital abilities.

Microsoft mentioned it’s also extending its dedication to assist 250,000 corporations globally make a skills-based rent in 2021.

From laid-off manufacturing facility employees to retail associates and truck drivers, thousands and thousands of individuals turned to on-line studying programs from GitHub, LinkedIn and Microsoft throughout the pandemic to assist put together for and safe probably the most in-demand roles, together with customer support, venture administration and information evaluation.

“Skills will be the new currency in the post-pandemic world. Over the past year, we’ve seen the pandemic affect people all across the world, including those who could bear it the least,” Microsoft Asia President, Ahmed Mazhari, mentioned in a press release.

“For us to emerge stronger from the pandemic, reskilling needs to be at the centre of our economic reset.”

In India, Microsoft has partnered with the federal government, business our bodies and non-profit companions to create a robust digital skilling ecosystem within the nation.

Last yr, Microsoft joined palms with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in India to empower one lakh underserved younger girls throughout India with digital abilities.

Microsoft has additionally partnered with the Directorate General of Training (DGT), Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and Nasscom Foundation to create studying pathways for college kids on the Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) in India.

To promote skilling as a nationwide precedence, Nasscom FutureSkills and Microsoft collaborated final yr to launch a nation-wide AI skilling initiative that goals to talent 10 lakh college students in Artificial Intelligence (AI) by 2021.

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