Recently, Digi Saksham Programme was launched by the Union Labour and Employment Minister & Microsoft India.
- During the launch of the event, it has been emphasised the importance of skilling in bridging India’s digital divide, placing the country on the path to inclusive economic recovery and preparing India’s talent to thrive in a digital future catering not only to the needs of the domestic economy but also to tap the overseas employment opportunities.
About Digi Saksham Programme
- It is an extension of the Government’s ongoing programs to support the youth from rural and semi-urban areas.
- Through DigiSaksham initiative, free of cost training in digital skills including basic skills as well as advance computing, will be provided to more than 3 lakh youths in the first year.
- The Jobseekers can access the training through National Career Service (NCS) Portal.
- DigiSaksham will be implemented in the field by Aga Khan Rural Support Programme India (AKRSP-I).
- Under the initiative, there will be basically three types of training viz. Digital Skills – Self paced learning, VILT mode training (Virtual Instructor led) and ILT mode training.
- The ILT training which is in person training would be conducted at the Model Career Centres (MCCs) and National Career Service Centres (NCSC) for SCs/STs across the country.
- Students will be able to access training in areas like Java Script, Data Visualisation, Advance Excel, Power Bi, HTML, Programming languages, software development fundamentals, Introduction to coding etc.
Back to basics
About National Career Service:
- National Career Service or NCS under the Ministry of Labour and Employment is a mission mode project to provide a variety of employment-related services like job matching, career counselling, vocational guidance, information on skill development courses, apprenticeship, internships etc.
- The services coming under NCS were launched in 2015 by Prime Minister.
- The highlight of the Service is that it is free of cost for all stakeholders including jobseekers, employers, training providers and placement organizations.
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