NSDC, Microsoft to train 1 lakh underserved women


The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), joined hands Microsoft to train more than 1 lakh underserved women in India over the next 10 months. The deal has been done under the Skill India Mission of the government of India.

This initiative is an extension of Microsoft’s partnership with NSDC to provide digital skills to over 1 lakh youth in the country.

Through this partnership, the duo aims to enhance women’s workforce participation in India’s digital economy. As part of the collaboration, more than 70 hours of the course content will be made available free of cost, covering topics such as digital literacy, enhancing employability, nano entrepreneurship, and communication skills.

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The program will curate a series of live training sessions and digital skilling drives. Young girls and women, particularly first-time job seekers and those whose jobs may have been impacted by COVID-19, will be trained to join the future workforce. These live training sessions will be delivered online through the Microsoft community training (MCT) platform. The platform will also allow the trainees to access content already available on MCT as well as provide a forum to engage with peers, the tech giant said.

Under this partnership, eSkill India, NSDC’s digital skilling initiative, will support in building the outreach of this engagement through its skilling ecosystem which includes sector skill councils, training partners, and training centres.