The Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship R K Singh, in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha on Friday, has said that a number of leading international companies are coming forward to help with the Skill India Mission. Technology and telecommunication majors from Europe and the US like, IBM, CISCO, SAP and Microsoft, among others, are helping set up different training programmes.
“IBM has launched a two-year Advance Diploma Programme in IT, Networking and Cloud Computing in 16 NSTIs (National Skill Training Institutes). Similarly, CISCO is setting up Net Academy Lab in six NSTIs for Master Trainer Training Programme to NSTI Instructors,” informed the Minster in his written reply.
Singh also said that the Directorate General of Training in collaboration with Adobe has launched a training programme for Digital CV, Graphics, Videos, Web pages under which 17,200 persons have been trained and another 7,000 instructors of ITIs and NSTIs have been given Masters’ Training.
He also listed some programmes designed specifically for training the women workforce in the country. “Data Security Council of India, set up by NASSCOM, in collaboration with Microsoft, has launched a programme called Cyber Shiksha to create a skilled and industry ready women professionals in the realm of cyber security under which 500 women have been trained during 2019-20. Besides, Symantec is funding a program to train women engineers on Cyber Security trades,” the statement further read.