Business Wire India
Highlights of the story:
- Collaboration between Dell Technologies, American India Foundation (AIF), National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and University of Mumbai focuses on building workforce readiness
- ‘Project Future Ready’ Aimed at enhancing employment skills and providing career guidance to college students
Full Story: Sharing the vision to develop the future workforce in India, Dell Technologies partnered with the American India Foundation (AIF), National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the University of Mumbai to equip the workforce with workforce skills Has launched ‘Project Future Ready’. With AIF as an implementation partner and NSDC as skills partner, the project is scheduled to impact over 100,000 students in Mumbai and Delhi NCR, 60% of whom are women. This is in line with Dell Technologies’ aim Each year through 2030, 50% of the people empowered by our social and education initiatives will be girls, women or undernourished groups. The project was launched with the presence of Matthew Joseph, Country Director, AIF, Dr. Manish Kumar, MD and CEO, NSDC, Prof. Suhas Pednekar, Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai, and Alok ori, Chairman and Managing Director, Dell Technologies India.
The project aims to provide career training for these students, leveraging online skilling platforms and aligning skills training in the job market and developing entrepreneurial mindsets. On completion of the program, students will receive certification from NSDC and University of Mumbai.
The partnership focuses on building and validating the potential of 200 college faculties as multi-skilled career mentors by the University of Mumbai’s Garware Institute of Career Education and Development (GICED). Each of these trained faculties will engage with 500 aspiring youths by conducting workshops on career guidance in colleges affiliated with the University of Mumbai. These students will also be trained through this by NSDC eskillindia.org To develop employability skills through customized courses for the platform, a digital skills initiative, interview preparation, communication, soft skills, and more.
Alok Orie, President and Managing Director, Dell Technologies India What was said, “Technology is a powerful tool that can break barriers and create new possibilities. We are honored to join hands with the American India Foundation, the National Skill Development Corporation and the University of Mumbai to support youth education and accelerate the development of a skilled workforce. In today’s multi-cultural and cross-functional work environment, digital literacy is an essential. With ‘Project Future Ready’, we want to encourage students to hone their skills, become future job-creators and contribute towards a brighter and prosperous India. “
Matthew Joseph, Country Director, American India Foundation What was said, “The fast-paced employment landscape, brought on by the global pandemic, requires that skills be regained to the needs of the times. AIF is pleased to announce Dell Technologies’ Future Ready project That will prepare India’s future workforce to develop workplace needs. The project’s aligned approach, the University of Mumbai, an educational institution, a leading corporate Dell Technologies, and disadvantaged communities, which provide distance-learning through NSDC Combined with access to digital platforms, are the right mix for success. “
Commenting on cooperation, Dr. Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC Said, “The young workforce needs skills for future TMT. Core functional knowledge and competencies increase a person’s ability to secure a job, which gives them an edge in the work environment as well. NSDC’s extensive repositories on the Eskil India platform will help young students gain professional skills to enhance their employability. “
The project will further work towards introducing remote employment opportunities by setting up a state-of-the-art Digital Center of Excellence in Delhi NCR to provide training and employment to 300 marginalized youth for employment in the IT domain. The center will provide youth with access to high-end multimedia studios and computer labs for practical training. Dell Technologies will also support these candidates with desktops, tablets, high-speed Internet allowance and other essential tools that will enable them to access training more efficiently through Dell’s Skills TV platform.
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