PM Modi has launched the Nasscom Future Skills platform that will benefit several technology professionals by re-skilling them to handle emerging challenges of the IT sector and improve their chances of getting jobs in a competitive market. The platform will benefit more than 20 lakh technically qualified individuals and students in the forthcoming years by training them in eight technologies like artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and other latest technologies that are presently a rage in the field of Information and Communication. Besides complimenting the government’s Digital India Mission, this platform will strengthen the abilities of engineers and technicians that have just passed from college by making them industry ready.
The Future Skills platform will focus on teaching new technologies like Virtual reality, 3D Printing, Robotics, Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing to youngsters to enhance their technical abilities and improve their job prospects. This platform was built by NASSCOM after carrying out an exhaustive study with Boston Consulting to identify emerging technologies that have great potential in the market and have ability to create jobs roles in a market where ordinary educational degrees have become almost redundant. The step has earned NASSCOM appreciation from PMO for focus on creating the right atmosphere for enhancing skills and creating job opportunities.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has signed a MoU with NASSCOM to strengthen these re-skilling activities by collaborating on improving learning processes to help youngsters’ fresh out of college and to improve skills of employees that are looking for better prospects. Union Minister of Electronics Ravi Shankar Prasad stated that the digital empowerment of India’s workforce will happen only if digital revolution is adapted in all walks of life by its citizens. Teaching new technologies like Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and others to youngsters will improve employment prospects of lakhs of IT aspirants across the nation.