Simplilearn, a global provider of digital skills training, has partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to support the continuity of digital skilling of the Indian workforce, which has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through the partnership, Simplilearn will deliver more than 1,000 hours of free learning in digital skills and technologies for learners across the country.
According to a press release provided by Simplilearn, the collaboration aims to create a future-ready workforce by leveraging the power of technology. Through the initiative, both Simplilearn and NSDC will enable access to over 1,000 hours of digital programs and technologies under the categories of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, Data Science & Business Intelligence, Cyber Security, Software Development, Project Management, and Digital Marketing.
All programs are designed with a unique blended learning structure, which provides learners theoretical understanding and practical hands-on experience with digital skills.
Speaking on the partnership, Krishna Kumar, Founder and CEO, Simplilearn, said in a statement,
“In these uncertain times we have witnessed a surge in the usage of digital platforms and technologies, indicating the creation of new job roles in the days to come. It is of utmost importance that the current workforce is well-equipped with digital skills to meet the industry demands of tomorrow. As part of Simplilearn’s continued partnership with NSDC, we are happy to support and contribute to NSDC’s efforts in the skilling of India’s workforce to prepare for a digital future. Through Simplilearn’s mobile app, learners will have the opportunity to upskill in IT and new technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science, making for a job-ready workforce.”
Simplilearn enables professionals and enterprises to succeed in the fast-changing digital economy. It has provided training and certification to more than one million professionals and 1,000 companies across 150 countries. The Bengaluru and San Francisco-based company is offering more than 400 courses designed and updated by industry experts and influencers in their respective fields. In addition to self-paced online learning, live virtual classrooms, hands-on projects, student collaboration, Simplilearn provides 24/7 live customer service and global teaching assistance.
Commenting on the collaboration, Dr. Manish Kumar, Managing Director & CEO, NSDC, said,
“The dissemination of future-ready skills requires technology platforms with high outreach capabilities. Through its partnerships, NSDC promotes online learning for accessing exciting work-opportunities that the fast-changing world offers.”
NSDC is a unique public-private partnership that aims to catalyze the creation of a quality vocational training ecosystem in India. Its eSkill India portal provides learners with a platform to explore online skill courses anytime, anywhere. The portal leverages technology to enable skill seekers to accelerate their learning through virtual learning and remote classroom. eSkill India catalogues more than 450 e-learning courses in multiple Indian languages through various knowledge providers.