Under the MoUs curated courses will be provided to empower youth in India with future-ready skills. The collaboration will focus on the co-creation of curriculum and access to IBM’s learning platform IBM SkillsBuild, for skilling learners across school education, higher education, and vocational skills on emerging technologies like AI (including generative AI), cybersecurity, cloud computing and professional development skills.
Pradhan said that India, stands at the cusp of tremendous potential. “To harness this demographic dividend, it is crucial to equip the youth with the necessary skills to excel in today’s modern workforce. This collaboration marks a significant stride toward our vision of a ‘Skilled India’ and in scaling up digital skills training and skill building in emerging technologies using IBM SkillsBuild platform.” He said that these partnerships forged today will go a long way in making our learners harness the true potential of technology, making them future wealth creators and entrepreneurs of the society.
For school education IBM will provide access to digital content from IBM SkillsBuild for high school students, teachers, and trainers on cutting-edge skills in schools identified by the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS). This program will be offered online, via webinars and in-person workshops conducted by IBM’s CSR implementation partners
In addition, IBM will refresh CBSE’s AI curriculum for Classes XI and XII, develop a cyber skilling and blockchain curriculum for high school students to be hosted on IBM SkillsBuild.
For higher education, IBM, through its CSR implementation partners, will work closely with the department of higher education, All India Council for Technical Education, National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research, Chandigarh and state skilling missions to onboard affiliated students and faculty to IBM SkillsBuild and provide them access to digital content, experiential learning, and fresh skills enabling them to take on technical careers.
IBM will also continue its central partnership with MSDE and work with the directorate general of training and respective state vocational education and skilling departments to onboard, job seekers, including long-term unemployed, and school dropouts to IBM SkillsBuild and enable them to gain the technical and professional skills required to re-enter the workforce.