MSDE, IBM jointly launches Skills Build platform

The Union Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has launched the Skills Build platform in collaboration with IBM, an American multinational IT (information technology) company.

About Skills Build platform

SkillsBuild offers digital learning content from IBM and partners like CodeDoor, Skillsoft and Coorpacademy. The programme offers a 2-year advanced diploma in IT, networking and cloud computing at Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) & National Skill Training Institutes (NSTIs). The platform co-created and designed by IBM will also be extended to train ITI & NSTI faculty on building skills in Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The digital platform will also provide a personal assessment of cognitive capabilities and personality via MyInnerGenius to the enrolled students. They will then learn foundational knowledge about digital technologies, as well as professional skills like resume-writing, communication and problem solving. The Students will also receive recommendations on role-based education for specific jobs that include technical as well as professional learning.

This initiative is also part of IBM’s global commitment to create a job-ready workforce and to build Next-Gen of skills needed for new collar careers. The platform is deployed with support of leading NGOs such as Unnati and Edunet Foundation. Thereby, IBM Volunteers along with NGOS will offer students personalised coaching and experiential learning opportunities.

Significance

This Skills Build platform initiative will help youth to scale themselves as per changing market trends. The platform will also help students develop technical as well as professional skills needed for competitive ‘new collar’ jobs. It will also reinforce IBM’s commitment in enabling life-long learning in India and aligning with Skills India initiative by Union Government.

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