Shri Dharmendra Pradhan attended the Global Skills Summit 2018 and announced new IT-ITeS Courses under Skill India to Create a FutureReady Workforce

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  • Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship attended the Global Skills Summit organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).New Delhi, September, 2018: Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship attended the Global Skills Summit organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). In order to prepare the country’s workforce for future-ready job roles, Shri Pradhan announced the launch of new courses in emerging areas like Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data Analytics. Shri Pradhan also launched Qualification Packs and Model Curriculum for eleven new courses in Cyber Security skill training. These courses have been designed by IT&ITeS Sector Skill Council-NASSCOM in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). On this occasion, Hon. Minister also unveiled a report on “Future of Jobs in India: A 2022 Perspective” The event also saw the announcement of nineteen new courses that are currently under development for skill training in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data Analytics which will equip candidates for job roles like Applied Scientist, Data Engineer, Solution Architect among others. The Model Curriculum for these courses is underway and would be rolled out for training later this year. Speaking at the Global Skills Summit 2018. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship said: “Technology and innovation are changing the nature of jobs and the character of workplace. This is both a challenge as well as an opportunity. Our Government is giving special stress on skill development of our youth and making them ready for the jobs of future” He also said “India is now the favored investment destination for the world and is witnessing unprecedented formalization and digitization of economy”. Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, National Skill Development Corporation, said “NSDC in collaboration with its Sector Skill Councils (SSCs), other industry partners and international organizations such as NUS-ISS and Singapore Polytechnic, is working towards the development courses which are internationally recognized. Our endeavor is to accelerate skilling and increase employability of the youth for opportunities not only in India but in markets abroad as well; and support emerging technologies with skilled workforce at the same time. Amit Aggarwal, CEO IT-ITES SSC NASSCOM quoted, “The IT ITES industry has launched FutureSkills, a mega skilling initiative, in 2018. Our goal is to reskills and upskill upto 2 Million IT professionals over the next 5 years in 9 emerging technologies including cyber security, big data analytics and artificial intelligence. We are working very closely with the industry and NSDC to develop the appropriate job roles, skills and curriculum in these technologies”.

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