Ministry of Labor and Employment and Microsoft India collaborate to launch an initiative to improve the skills of 10 million job seekers across India
Microsoft India today announced a partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MoLE) to launch DigiSaksham – a collaborative digital skills training initiative to empower job seekers in a growing technology-driven economy. This joint venture is an extension of the government’s ongoing involvement in developing youth in rural and semi-urban areas.
Through this initiative, Microsoft and the Ministry of Labor and Employment will provide access to inclusive computing and computer science training to 10 million active registered job seekers on the National Career Service (NCS) platform, equipping them with the skills needed to advance digitally. Economy The concept and design by Microsoft India will be implemented in the field by Digisamx Aga Khan Rural Support Program India (AKRSP-I).
The initiative was launched in New Delhi today in the presence of Bhupendra Yadav, Union Cabinet Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change and Labor and Employment, Government of India, and Rameshwar Teli, Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Labor and Employment. , Government of India, Ananta Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India, and Apurba Ojha, Chief Executive Officer, Aga Khan Rural Support Program-India.
The forum highlights the importance of efficiency in bridging India’s digital divide, preparing the country for inclusive economic recovery and developing India’s talent for a better digital future.
DigiSaksham is an extension of Microsoft’s global commitment to help 25 million people acquire digital skills in a COVID-19 economy. The project aims to support the current government ecosystem by enhancing the skills of job seekers through a four-pronged approach:
- Advantages: AKRSP (I) will revise the skills requirements of the sector and pave the way for customized learning to improve the employment of job seekers.
- Content Integration: Microsoft’s technical course syllabus will be integrated into the NCS portal through the Global Skills Initiative to enable access to 10M active registered job seekers.
- Job Seeker Training: The program will provide direct training to 300K + beneficiaries across India through a two-pronged approach, including online training on the Microsoft Community Training (MCT) platform through a mixed model and individual workshops at selected model career centers.
- MCT is an Azure-based platform that supports personalized learning for a large mobile-based community. The MCT will be integrated into www.ncs.gov.in, where registered job seekers will enroll in technical skills such as programming language, data analytics, software development fundamentals, and advanced digital productivity, led by a virtual trainer.
- AKRSP-I, in consultation with NICS, will identify the Model Career Center (MCC) in accordance with the Government Educational Institution Reopening Guidelines to reach out to 2,400 beneficiaries of the four MCCs on emerging technologies such as cloud, AI, and data analytics, led by instructors. Boot camp is organized
- Employment Assistance: The program will support trained and certified youth under DigiSakham, including recruitment to four selected model career centers. A placement officer will be appointed to facilitate industry-specific recruitment and to explore hyperlocal employment opportunities.