Board Infinity, an ed-tech startup that works in an early career skilling and career transition segment announced that it has recently aligned its Data Science course to the competency standards developed by SSC NASSCOM in collaboration with the industry and approved by the government.
The learners who have successfully completed the Data Science program with Board infinity will receive a completion certificate from Board Infinity and a joint Co-Branded Participation certificate from FutureSkills PRIME and Board Infinity.
FutureSkills PRIME is of its kind a public-private partnership between Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and NASSCOM to build a digital skilling ecosystem for the citizens of India.
The course will be available on the FutureSkills Prime portal free of cost. The learners will also earn a Completion Certificate from Board Infinity and a Joint Co-Branded Participation certificate from FutureSkills PRIME and Board Infinity.
Today, data scientists are in huge demand and there are not enough of them to fill vacancies. The demand has been created by multinationals and Indian businesses that are increasingly gravitating towards data. The World Economic Forum predicts that data scientists and analysts will become the No. 1 emerging role in the world by 2022.
Sumesh Nair, CEO & Co-founder of Board Infinity, says, “We are thrilled to be a part of FutureSkills PRIME Ecosystem. This partnership will enhance the value of our certification and broaden the job prospects for our learners by supporting our effort to upskill and enable career transitions.”
He added that in the industry, we are seeing a mismatch between demand and supply of data science professionals, and companies like us are bridging the gap and skilling more professionals. There has been an almost 400% increase in enrollment since last year.
“Data is the fuel not only for the future world of work but for the present one as well, and an increase in demand for professionals in this field substantiates the fact. As per LinkedIn, 50% of the employees who moved into data science and artificial intelligence (AI) came from unrelated industries! This shows the increased desire of people to learn these new skills & upskill themselves to add value to their existing positions or look at new career paths all together. These courses by Board Infinity on FutureSkills Prime will give professionals and aspirants of the data science field a chance to dive deeper into the technology and learn industry-relevant concepts that help them in professional growth” Says Kirti Seth, CEO, SSC NASSCOM.