IT sector to create 2.5 lakh jobs: Highlights from first ever “World Skills India – International Cloud Computing Challenge, 2019” being held in Delhi

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World Skills India, under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and World Skills International, for the first time in India, has organized International Cloud Computing Challenge, 2019 from 1st – 6th July 2019 at NASSCOM Campus, Delhi. The event is hosted by Sector Skill Council NASSCOM and NSDC. The participating Youth Ambassadors are all the finalists who will be taking part in the World Skills Competition in Kazan, Russia, scheduled from August 2019.

The challenge will give them an opportunity to test their skills and exchange ideas and technical know how. More than 40 international delegated from over 10 countries are attending the competitions along with experts and professionals. Some of the countries include: India, New Zealand, China, Ireland, Oman, Belgium, Russia, Korea and Singapore.

Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey said that in coming months about 2.5 lakh new jobs will be created in the IT sector through the comprehensive skill development programme. He said the vision of the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to transform the World’s largest youth force into a truly skilled force.

IT sector to create 2.5 lakh jobs_ Highlight from first ever “World Skills India - International Cloud Computing Challenge, 2019”

World Skills India – International Cloud Computing Challenge, 2019

Addressing the “World Skills India”-International Cloud Computing Challenge, 2019 here, Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey said that rapid advances made in the digital technology in India can take this sector to the tune of 7.2 billion dollars from 2.5 billion in 2018, as a very healthy completion is on in 52 different fields of skill development and training including Cloud Computing, IOT, Big Data, Machine Learning, Blockchain etc. He also expressed hope that in coming years, India will stand shoulder to shoulder with the most advanced countries in the IT sector and called upon the Indian youth to lead the fourth industrial revolution through modern knowledge and skill.

Shri Pandey said that 62.5 percent of the population aged between15 to 59 should get proper guidance, motivation and training to become one of the most advanced workforces to fulfill the vision of Digital India.

In his special address, Chairman NASSCOM, Mr Keshav Murugesh asked the government to soon pass the Data Protection Bill in Parliament. He said the World Skills India, being held in India for the first time is an opportunity to identify the global talent and will become a platform for networking and making new friends. He said, in coming 3 to 4 years, 2 million people would be trained in digital technology from the current 0.6 million people.

Participants from Japan, China, Brazil, South Korea, Russia, Singapore, Belgium and Ireland are participating the cloud computing competition under the aegis of NASSCOM.

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