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DGT join hands with Cisco, Accenture to skill youth for digital economy

In a bid to skill the youth for the digital economy, the Directorate General of Training (DGT) on Friday joined hands with Cisco and Accenture. The objective is to skill youth through its Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs).

Along with their implementation partner Quest Alliance, this program will equip students enrolled in ITIs across India with skills for the digital economy over the next two years, said the statement.

“It is imperative that we as a nation adapt ourselves to the new age technology and skills which are market relevant today. Our ITI ecosystem has been one of the most outcome based network for skill development and this partnership today is step further in enabling and empowering our industrial institutes with the latest in digital skilling,” said K P Krishnan, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

The program includes tailor-made curriculum with modules for digital literacy, career readiness, employability skills and advanced technology skills such as data analytics, and a blended learning model enabled by a combination of online self-learning via the Bharat Skills portal and in-classroom modules

Nearly 1,500,000 students across all the ITIs in India can access the digital learning module via the Bharat Skills portal.

Additionally, the initial phase of the in-classroom training programme is being rolled out across 227 ITIs in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Bihar and Assam, targeting more than 1,00,000 youth.

Source: The Hindu