Nasscom aims to train 2mn IT professionals
IT industry body Nasscom and Union Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) on Monday signed an MoU on implementation of ‘futureskills’ e-learning platform. As part of the MoU, National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) and MeitY will work together for implementation of futureskills platform.
Hyderabad: IT industry body Nasscom and Union Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) on Monday signed an MoU on implementation of ‘futureskills’ e-learning platform. As part of the MoU, National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) and MeitY will work together for implementation of futureskills platform.
Nasscom aims to reskill two million existing professionals and skilling another two million potential employees and students in next three or four years, said R Chandrashekhar, President, Nasscom. For reskilling and upskilling, Nasscom has identified 55 job roles in eight new technologies -- artificial intelligence (AI), IoT, robotic process automation, virtual reality and big data analytics, 3D printing, cloud computing, social and mobile.
The MoU was signed in the presence of MeitY Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, IT Secretary AP Sawhney, Nasscom Executive Committee Member Mohit Thukral and Debjani Ghosh, president-designate, Nasscom, here on the first day of WCIT-2018 and Nasscom ILF 2018.
Earlier, after launching the Nasscom’s initiative, PM Modi said: “I am sure the skill development in future technologies will greatly help India maintain its competitive edge. Digital technology is now at the heart of every business, and how can we prepare our millions of small and medium businesses for this transformation in a short time.”
“We aim to skill and up-skill about two million technology professionals and skill another two million potential employees and students over the next three or four years. $1.5-bn Indian IT sector will be $300-bn industry by 2025,” R Chandrashekhar said. Futureskills initiative will be carried out in two phases. It’ll offer e-learning to Nasscom’s member companies and the it’ll be B2C in the second phase.
Union IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said digital empowerment can only happen if there is digital inclusion. "India will be $1 tn digital economy in five years. With the advent of new technologies like AI, Blockchain and IoT, re-skilling of young professionals is critical. The platform for re-skilling and up-skilling of workforce in new and emerging ICT technologies is a complement to Centre's 'Digital India' initiative," he said.