NSDC and HCL Technologies partner to bridge skills gap in tech and engineering


NSDC and HCL Technologies partner to bridge skills gap in tech and engineering
The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has partnered with HCLTech, a tech firm, to bridge the skills gap, specifically in the tech and engineering sectors. The partnership aims to encourage the adoption of technology among learners from diverse backgrounds and to explore new global markets as well as business opportunities. Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO, NSDC, said in a statement, "This is a significant step towards moving from qualification-based hiring to skill-based hiring. Both parties will also collaborate to offer reskilling, upskilling online courses to prepare for opportunities in a dynamic job market".
NSDC and HCLTech have announced a strategic partnership to transform the assessment landscape and digital learning across tech and non-tech-based courses. As a part of this collaboration, both companies will introduce digital assessments in B2B and B2C courses. They will leverage their respective technical and domain expertise in areas such as assessment platforms, assessment & hiring tests (both tech and non-tech), smart labs (coding and data science), learning programs, faculty development & certification programs, and advisory services for government and institutions. The partnership aims to bring a significant change in the field of education and assessment.
Srimathi Shivashankar, Corporate Vice President and Global Head, EdTech Business, HCLTech, said, "I am confident that HCLTech’s proven Career Shaper learning and assessments platforms and NSDC experience in talent and nation building can make a significant impact in how technology can be smartly used for skilling".
Both companies will collaborate in creating joint intellectual properties for digitalizing and digitizing assessments, which will cover the large spectrum of skills and the educational ecosystem. They will also provide advisory services and position tech solutions. The NSDC, under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, is actively promoting digital skills for India's youth by incorporating technology into skill development. Online learning platforms and digital resources have been introduced, making training materials more accessible and adaptable to changing industry trends.
Source: IANS