Dell Technologies, AIF, NSDC launch “Project Future Read” to impart career skills to 1 lakh students

Dell Technologies, AIF, NSDC launch

IT major Dell Technologies in partnership with American India Foundation (AIF), National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and University of Mumbai has launched ‘Project Future Ready’ to equip the workforce with career skills.

The project is set to impact over 1 lakh students in Mumbai and Delhi-NCR, of which 60 per cent are females.

The project launch was graced by the presence of Alok Ohrie, President and Managing Director, Dell Technologies India Mathew Joseph, Country Director, AIF, Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC, and Suhas Pednekar, Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai,.

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The project aims to provide skills development for these students through career mentoring, leveraging online skilling platforms and providing market aligned skills training for employability and inculcating entrepreneurial mind-set.

On completion of the program, the students will receive a certification from NSDC and University of Mumbai.

Alok Ohrie, President and MD, Dell Technologies India said, “Technology is a powerful tool that can break down barriers and create new possibilities.”

Mathew Joseph, Country Director, American India Foundation said, “A rapidly evolving employment landscape, brought on by the global pandemic, has necessitated that skilling be reoriented towards the needs of the hour.”

Dr. Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC said, “The young workforce requires skills for the jobs of the future. Core functional knowledge and competencies enhances individual’s ability to secure a job, offering them an edge in the work environment too.”