Microsoft national skill development corporation NSDC joined hands to scale over 1 lakh women in India during the next 10 months. This is the part of the collaboration to equip 100,000 youth in India with digital skills.
The aim of the program is to increase women's workforce participation by providing young women of rural India the skills to survive and grow in the digital economy. 70 hours of course content will be available free of cost on digital literacy, enhancing employability, nano entrepreneurship, communication skills and other subjects.
The program will have a series of life training sessions and digital skilling drives to create opportunities for young girls particularly first time job seekers and those who may have lost their livelihood during a pandemic to join future workforce the sessions will be taking place through Microsoft community training platforms.
This collaboration will be part of eSkill digital skill initiative lending support to building outreach with engagement through its skilling ecosystem including setting up skill council training partners in training canters.
E certificate will be awarded to participants by Microsoft and NSDC on completion of the course. Additionally, 20,000 young women from regions with poor women’s participation in the labor force will be selected skilled via a ‘dedicated skills for employability’ training program for employment in IT/IT-enabled jobs.
this initiative will be extension of Microsoft global skilling initiative to assist 25 million people worldwide to obtain new digital skills required for post and awake economy and part of Microsoft India's ongoing commitment to support young women for a career in technology.