The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has partnered with tech giant Microsoft to implement a programme aimed at providing digital skills to over 1 lakh youth in the country over the next 12 months.Microsoft, through NSDC’s eSkill India portal, will provide free access to learning resources and conduct digital skilling awareness drives, equipping the next generation of learners with the skills they need to thrive in a digital economy, according to the company sources.Microsoft’s learning resource center 'Microsoft Learn' will be integrated with the eSkill India digital platform to provide access to personalized learning modules that are in-demand in today’s economy. These skills will empower youth and make them well-positioned to continue to grow in the future, the company said.The learning paths offered as part of the training modules will cover a wide range of skills, from entry-level digital literacy to advanced product-based skilling in critical … [Read more...] about NSDC and Microsoft collaborate to train 1 lakh youth in digital skills
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The Union minister for human resource development, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday sought to adopt the new digital ecosystem for education to maximise its reach and affordability to the remotest part of the country. “Under the able leadership of the Prime Minister and with the foresight of the finance minister, we started initiatives like PM e-Vidya, One Nation-One Channel so that we can expand the reach of education to all sections in this crisis period.”Nishank was addressing an industry dialogue organised by ASSOCHAM on ‘Changing the threat of Covid-19 as a new model of education’. While highlighting the steps taken by the Union government to boost the education system, the minister said this can be used as an opportunity for future education needs. According to Nishank, the present crisis should be considered as an opportunity to develop a future digital education ecosystem that can help bridge the education gap.“We had to focus on digital … [Read more...] about Digital learning to bridge education gap: HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
By Rahul TekwaniThe global digital space is a contemplation of, and in some cases, amplification of what is happening around us in the world. With 2020 giving everyone a crazy roller-coaster ride, times are tough and one can’t predict what future beholds. Digital which showed promise as a medium for the future is now seeing some chaotic times.How did it all start? digital ad spends on social media especially on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for a minimum period of 30 days.The industry was wondering and waiting for the implication that ad ban news might have in India, and back home the Ministry of Information Technology had banned 59 popular Chinese mobile apps. While according to the media statement from Tiktok the ban order remains interim and the companies are yet to submit clarification, the industry has already started looking out for alternatives for these Chinese apps and how to reallocate the marketing budget.Read Also: The Truth About Martech: Look for … [Read more...] about The digital tussle: Who will seize the moment?
The resources will cover a vast range of skills, including entry-level digital literacy to advanced product-based skilling in critical technologies like AI and cloud computing, which will provide opportunities for people aspiring to reskill or upskill themselves. The partnership with NSDC is an extension of Microsoft’s global skilling initiative to help 25 million people worldwide acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy.“The digital transformation of India is driving demand for tech-enabled jobs across every industry and with it the need for digital skills,” said Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India. Maheshwari added that the partnership with NSDC is one strong step in that direction, which will equip learners with accessible tools and resources required to succeed in a digital economy. “The collaboration aims at accelerating online learning for enhancing the employability of the young workforce in a rapidly evolving digital … [Read more...] about Microsoft, NSDC partner to offer digital skills to youth in India
Wipro on Friday said it will integrate a host of services offered by Citrix Systems and Microsoft to create high-performance virtual compute environments that leverage the power of Cloud architecture and next-generation digital workspace technology.Wipro VirtuaDesk, Wipro's Desktop as a Service solution and Wipro's Digital Workspace solution will join forces with Citrix and Microsoft.The combined solution will allow for rapid and easy deployment of secure and reliable digital workspaces, including application suites, Wipro said, adding that this will let clients accommodate increased calls for remote work, which in many cases is a mandate."The collaboration is a testament of our strength and our joint resolve to enhance the value we can create for our customers," Satish Y, Vice President, Cloud & Infrastructure services, Wipro Limited, said in a statement."We intend to bring together our strong complementary capabilities on virtualisation tools and platforms, desktop and … [Read more...] about Wipro partners with Citrix, Microsoft on digital workspaces