The National Association of Software and Services Companies has announced that they and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology are currently in talks to contribute funding to their skilling service platform for the public.
Last year, Nasscom launched the FutureSkills platform that would allow member companies to get their employees trained in new skills. The platform, which offers training in internet of things (IoT), robotic process automation (RPA), virtual reality, big data analytics, cloud computing and 3D printing, among others, went live with courses has participants from Nasscom member companies.
“The next step of the platform is a Government of India-Meity project that is there, to move it into B-to-C mode. The government will fund a substantial part of it to do the B-to-C model. It is in the final stages of discussion and also we need to scale the platform to that level,” BVR Mohan Reddy, executive vice chairman at engineering research and design company Cyient told ET in an interview. Reddy is a member of Nasscom’s executive council. Reddy declined to specify what proportion of the cost the government might be willing to bear.
He said that FutureSkills currently has over 100,000 users and that over a period of time the platform could train about 200 million people could be skilled on the platform. Reddy added he is also working on a digital skilling roadmap with Niti Aayog to determine how to bring digital skills into the educational system.
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