The Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and AICTE collaborated to launch a Digital Skilling program for one crore students from class 7th to graduation. This initiative will focus on skilling, reskilling and upskilling students via internships, apprenticeships, and employment to one crore students in the Emerging Technologies.
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Education and Skill Development
“The world is facing changes and there is a need for skilling, reskilling and upskilling. We must make skilling a mass movement. The Government is functioning as a facilitator in creating a workforce for the future as it is the right time to work with a collaborative approach between industry, academia and policymakers. India has to cater to the workforce requirement of the world and technology will enable us to do so. Even tech companies should synergise technology with all Indian languages.
India has huge potential when it comes to our human capital. This program is to connect the right candidates with skill trainers and various courses providing expertise on emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, big data, data analytics, cyber security, and cloud computing. This is one proactive step closer to our ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ vision for India and fulfilling the dream of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.”
Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Skill Development and Information
“Digital India’s vision is to transform lives, create opportunities for the youth and make India a producer of technology products and services. Prime Minister Modi has referred to the coming 10 years as India’s tech-aid. In the next few years, the world’s digitisation requires more and more talent. The supply chain for digital products is undergoing tectonic changes, India has a huge opportunity in building a trillion-dollar digital economy as the world looks to India to supply technology, innovation and talent.”
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Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation (MOSPI)
The contribution of GDP from manufacturing is increasing and AICTE, through this initiative, will create job recruiters and skill trainers in every corner of the country. AICTE will give internship opportunities in technical fields for students from class 7th to Under-graduation through ‘Digital Skilling’ program.