Towards digitally skilling India

Chennai: National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has joined hands with California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), to address the growing need for a digitally skilled workforce in India.

Through this initiative, led by NSDC’s digital skilling unit- eSkillIndia, CSULB will be cataloguing over 200 free courses for skill seekers. The partnership will also witness integration of CSULB’s platform- Skills Commons and MERLOT with eSkillindia.org to drive e-learning amongst the youth in the country, a press release said.

eSkillIndia and California State University Long Beach will initially add courses from sectors such as healthcare, management, information technology, finance, employability skills etc.

There will be a special focus on courses for upskilling of trainers. The courses will range from two hours to 30 hours, providing the total digital content of 900 hours.

eSkillIndia is a digital skilling initiative from NSDC that aggregates digital learning resources through various Indian and global knowledge partnerships, to enable access to best-in-class learning resources for the Indian youth.

 

NT Bureau