Cisco, Accenture prepare employability skilling programme for ITI students 

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New Delhi : Two technology giants Cisco and Accenture will prepare future ready employability skilling programme for ITI students. For this they have joined hands with the Directorate General of Training (DGT) of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt of India.

Along with the implementation partner Quest Alliance, this program will equip students enrolled in ITIs across India with skills for the digital economy over the next two years. The organizations have entered into an agreement with the Directorate General of Training (DGT) within the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, to roll out a comprehensive future ready employability skilling program for ITI students.

The MoU was signed, in the presence of Dr. K. P Krishnan, Secretary, MSDE, by DGT’s Director General Rajesh Aggarwal, Harish Krishnan, Managing Director, Public Affairs and Strategic Engagements, Cisco India and SAARC,  Kshitija Krishnaswamy, Director, Corporate Citizenship, Accenture in India and Aakash Sethi, CEO, Quest Alliance.

The program includes tailor-made curriculum with modules for digital literacy, career readiness, employability skills and advanced technology skills such as data analytics, and a blended learning model enabled by a combination of online self-learning via the Bharat Skills portal and in-classroom modules.

Nearly 15,00,000 students across all the ITIs in India can access the digital learning module via the Bharat Skills portal.

Nearly 15,00,000 students across all the ITIs in India can access the digital learning module via the Bharat Skills portal. The initial phase of the in-classroom training programme is being rolled out across 227 ITIs in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Bihar and Assam, targeting more than 1,00,000 youth. Cisco will also provide access to Networking Academy courses directly to ITI students across the country. DGT and Cisco have decided to work together for the purpose of expanding digital skills into ITI educational system across India.

 

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