Education skill development entrepreneurship ministries join hands to connect students workforce with technologies

Education, Skill Development, Entrepreneurship Ministries Join Hands to Connect Students, Workforce with Technologies

The Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan today launched a three-year partnership with the Ministry of Education, Ministry Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Meta.

As part of the partnership, as many as three letters of intent (LoI) were exchanged between Meta and NIESBUD, AICTE and CBSE. The minister of state for education Annpurna Devi and minister of state for electronics and information technology and skill development and entrepreneurship Rajeev Chandrasekhar were present during the signing ceremony.

Pradhan said that the initiative launched today is in furtherance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of making India a skill capital of the world and empowering “Amrit Peedhi”.

Saying that the ‘Education to Entrepreneurship’ partnership is a gamechanger, the minister also said that it will take digital skilling to the grassroots. This, he added, will build capacities of talent pool, seamlessly connect students, youth, workforce and micro-entrepreneurs, with futuristic technologies and transform Amrit Peedhi into new-age problem solvers and entrepreneurs.

He stated that India’s democracy, demography, and diversity are to be connected with technology conversion so that technology becomes the equalizer for the entire society. Guided by the tenets of NEP, META’s partnerships with NIESBUD, CBSE and AICTE will catalyse infinite possibilities for equipping our population with critical digital skills and empowering micro entrepreneurs and small businesses, he added.

Meta president, Global Affairs, Sir Nick Clegg in a video message said: “India’s talent base and rapid digital adoption make it the perfect place for us to invest in emerging technologies.”

He looked forward to Meta’s contribution in empowering India’s students, young people and entrepreneurs, with significant focus on skill development for Indian startups and businesses, having worked closely with India during its G20 Presidency in areas such as education, job creation, skill development and user safety.

Courtesy : The Indian Express

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