Aimed at furthering the Government’s Skill India Initiative, Adobe Systems has entered into a partnership with IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM (SSC NASSCOM) to catalyze the skills landscape in India. According to the company, Adobe and SSC NASSCOM have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop and implement a sustainable as well as scalable skill-based program for schools and higher education institutions in India. The pilot phase of this program will benefit minimum of 5,000 students across 100 public and private institutions from 10 states in India. As a part of the association, 150 faculty members will also be coached under the “train-the-trainer” program.
Commenting on the initiative, Dr Sandhya Chintala, Executive Director, IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM & Vice-President, NASSCOM, said, “Skilling is a national imperative for India's youth to achieve its highest potential and to optimize India's demographic dividend. In India's current economy, digital skills are a prerequisite to higher education and employment, and it has been our endeavour to ensure that our students have the skillset to seize the opportunities of Digital India. We are happy to associate with long-term industry leader Adobe and share their expertise in software-based training and programs.”
“With skills increasingly becoming as valuable as legal tender in a global economy, Adobe is committed to the government’s dream of building a skilled India. We are thrilled about this collaboration with the SSC NASSCOM, which is one more step in the direction of furthering the government’s ambitious Skill India mission. As a nation with the world’s largest youth population, it is our responsibility to ensure that the next-generation talent pool is empowered with the necessary tools to succeed in a digital economy,” said Kulmeet Bawa, Managing Director – South Asia, Adobe.
The company revealed, this program is being led by Dr Sandhya Chintala, Executive Director, IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM & Vice-President, NASSCOM, across India to bridge the skill gap in specific areas of interest among students. Where both parties will work together to empower students to be industry-ready digital professionals by designing skill-based courseware and Qualification Packs for Web Designers, Software Developers, UI Developers, Media Developers and others. These will be created in the form of Facilitator Guides and Student Handbooks, under this initiative.
As a part of a Special Interest Group, Adobe will collaborate with SSC NASSCOM to address India’s skill gap challenge and enable students to increase their employability quotient in an increasingly digital economy. The idea is to encourage aptitude towards employable skills and upgrade aptitudes of the future workforce to international standards. This will be achieved through significant industry involvement and development of necessary frameworks for standards, curriculum and quality assurance.
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