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IBM to partner with states to expand ‘SkillBuild’ initiative in India

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IBM has partnered with other state governments to expand its ‘SkillsBuild’ initiatives. This was informed by IBM India and South Asia head for Corporate Social Responsibility, Manoj Balachandran recently.

IBM is in talks with several states to expand its skills initiatives. The company has a plan to provide 30 million people with new skills that are required for the future jobs by 2030.

“Today, IBM commits to providing 30 million people with new skills by 2030. This will help democratize opportunity, fill the growing skills gap, and give new generations of workers the tools they need to build a better future for themselves and society,” IBM chairman and CEO Arvind Krishna said in a statement recently.

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IBM will partner with more than 170 new academics and industry in order to achieve the goals. IBM has partnered with states such as Goa, Sikkim, AP, Telangana and now with Haryana.

“There are several other states where we are having talks for partnerships. Apart from SkillsBuild, we also have MoUs signed with 11 state governments for the STEM for Girls program where we are currently teaching over 300,000 students,” Balachandran said.

IBM also said it will partner with Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Electronics and IT, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (DST), CBSE , Skill Development Councils in Goa, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, NPTEL- IIT-Madras etc for implementing skills initiatives throughout the country.

For implementing skills development initiatives, IBM has also partnered with the Haryana State Board of Technical Education and Uttar Pradesh SCERT (State Council of Educational Research and Training).

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