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NSDC and Microsoft collaborate to empower 1 lakh underserved young women across India with digital skills under Skill India Mission

Desk Correspondent, abptakmaa, Kolkata, 27th Oct 2020 : With a vision to enhance skills for employability, Microsoft today announced a collaboration with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to skill more than 1 lakh underserved women in India over the next 10 months under Skill India Mission. This initiative is an extension of Microsoft’s partnership with NSDC to provide digital skills to over 1 lakh youth in the country.

The partnership is focused on enhancing women’s workforce participation by equipping underserved young women from rural communities with the skills required to thrive in a digital economy. As part of the collaboration, more than 70 hours of course contentwill be made available free of cost, covering topics such as digital literacy, enhancing employability, nano entrepreneurship, and communication skills. 

The program will curate a series of live training sessions and digital skilling drives to help create opportunities for young girls and women, particularly first time job seekers and those whose jobs may have been impacted by COVID,to join the future workforce. These live training sessions will be delivered online through the Microsoft community training (MCT) platform. The MCT platform will also allow the trainees to access rich content already available on MCT as well as provide a forum to engage with peers. Publicity : Caepediem Communique

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