CSC to train one lakh youth in core technologies for one year
New Delhi: In a major move, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) on Friday signed an agreement with Common Services Centers (CSC) to help upskill one lakh young professionals in core technologies over the next year.
Under the pact, IEEE will work through CSCs across the country to train the young professionals in skills that align with the government's Digital India initiative, which in turn will spur jobs in the emerging fields of building or managing data networks and Internet of Things (IoT), the CSC said in its statement.
"The aim of this agreement is to jointly create jobs and bridge the digital divide. IEEE Blended Learning Program (BLP) aims to upskill 1 lakh young professionals across the country in the emerging areas of technology such as the Internet of Things and building Wi-Fi community networks," said Harish Mysore, senior director IEEE India Operations.
On the occasion, CEO of CSC Dinesh Tyagi said, "The BLP certificate programmes are developed in conjunction with industry leaders and vetted by experts to ensure their effectiveness in content and learning experience."
"It is backed by micro-learning modules, application modules and data analytics, ultimately leading to an IEEE certificate, which aims at bridging the skills gap between academic learning and industry needs," he said.