Empowering India for a future-ready workforce

Empowering India for a future-ready workforce

As part of the collaboration, Pearson will skill the current and future workforce

Hyderabad: As digitalisation expands its horizons and skilling becomes indispensable for professionals across the IT spectrum, NASSCOM FutureSkills has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pearson India, a leading digital learning company, in a bid to provide skill training to current and future working professionals and help improve the quality and quantity of the employable workforce in the IT-BPM industry.

The MoU was signed by Amit Aggarwal, CEO, IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council, NASSCOM and Vikas Singh, Managing Director at Pearson India. The partnership will also facilitate a continuous learning framework inculcating skill development through NASSCOM's FutureSkills platform which creates a platform for content, evangelism and industry connects to enable reskilling and upskilling for the IT-BPM industry and its stakeholders.

Amit Aggarwal, CEO, IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council, NASSCOM said, "We are pleased to sign an MoU with Pearson India and this is yet another milestone MoU for NASSCOM FutureSkills. Pearson's global presence and their deep understanding of the changing education landscape makes them an ideal partner for us. This partnership will help us build a future-ready workforce in IT and contribute meaningfully to the tech sector of the country."

Vikas Singh, Managing Director, Pearson India said, "Our partnership with NASSCOM FutureSkills is a significant step towards our vision to empower young Indians by imparting skill training and making them future ready. The need of the hour is for businesses to have a workforce which is skilled in new and emerging disciplines, to be able to protect the existing business, as well as expand it further. At Pearson, we are committed to bridge this gap with NASSCOM FutureSkills and provide contemporary resources for professionals and future talent willing to scale new heights professionally, hence making India the global hub for talent in the emerging technologies."

The ongoing digitisation of new-age technologies are creating a massive skill gap in the IT, ITES and BPM sectors. Given the current growth trajectory, the demand for digitally skilled professionals will rise to 2.3-2.7 million in fiscal 2023. According to an estimate, out of the 4.5 million professionals employed in the industry today, around 1.5 to 2 million professionals will require reskilling in the coming four to five years.

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