India, Bengaluru, September 29, 2023: IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Ministry of Education (MoE), and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), at present introduced the signing of a number of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its numerous departments to present curated programs to empower youth in India with future-ready skills. The collaboration will give attention to the co-creation of curriculum and entry to IBM’s studying platform IBM SkillsBuild, for skilling learners throughout faculty schooling, larger schooling, and vocational skills on rising applied sciences like AI (together with generative AI), cybersecurity, cloud computing and skilled improvement skills.
IBM’s collaboration with MoE and MSDE spans throughout three core ranges of schooling:
- School Education: IBM will present entry to digital content material from IBM SkillsBuild for highschool college students, lecturers, and trainers on cutting-edge skills in faculties recognized by the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) in addition to (National Institute of Open Schooling) NIOS. This program will probably be provided on-line, by way of webinars and in-person workshops.
In addition, IBM will refresh CBSE’s AI curriculum for Grades 11 and 12, develop a cyber skilling and blockchain curriculum for highschool college students to be hosted on IBM SkillsBuild.
- Higher Education: IBM will work carefully with the Department of Higher Education, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT), National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training & Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh and state skilling missions to onboard affiliated college students and school to IBM SkillsBuild and present them entry to digital content material, experiential studying, and contemporary skills enabling them to tackle technical careers.
- Vocational Skills – IBM will proceed its central collaboration with MSDE and work carefully with the Directorate General of Training (DGT) and respective state vocational schooling and skilling departments to onboard, job seekers, together with long-term unemployed, and faculty dropouts to IBM SkillsBuild and allow them to acquire the technical and skilled skills required to re-enter the workforce.
Speaking at the occasion, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship stated, “India, with its huge and youthful inhabitants, stands at the cusp of great potential. To harness this demographic dividend, it’s essential to equip the youth with the needed skills to excel in at present’s fashionable workforce. This collaboration marks a major stride towards our imaginative and prescient of a ‘Skilled India’ and in scaling up digital skills training and ability constructing in rising applied sciences utilizing IBM Skills Build platform.” He added, “These partnerships cast at present will go a good distance in making our learners harness the true potential of know-how, making them future wealth creators and entrepreneurs of the society.”
“IBM’s collaboration with MoE and MSDE ushers in a brand new period of alternatives in our quickly evolving digital panorama. We purpose to empower India’s youth with the important skills and information to thrive in the digital age, encompassing cutting-edge applied sciences like AI and cloud computing. Simultaneously, we’re devoted to fostering a well-rounded method to ability improvement, in the end making a extra versatile and adaptable workforce. We are assured that this collaboration will contribute considerably to India’s standing as a digital expertise hub,” stated Sandip Patel, Managing Director, IBM India/South Asia.
The progress of schooling centered on know-how, digital, and rising new short-term skills programs is a strategic crucial for the Government, trade, and academia. A current examine by IBM Institute of Business Value (IBV), the Augmented work for an automatic, AI-driven world, states that surveyed executives in India estimate that implementing AI and automation would require greater than 40% of their workforce to reskill over the subsequent three years. IBM seeks to open technological sources and experience to allow youth and job seekers to acquire the technical and skilled skills required to be part of or re-enter the workforce. To this finish, this collaboration goals to create a sturdy schooling and skilling ecosystem in India that nurtures important thinkers, problem-solvers, and next-generation innovators. This builds on IBM’s current dedication to ability 30 million individuals by 2030 to tackle the skills hole prevalent in at present’s international workforce.