Tech giant Microsoft and the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) announced Wednesday a collaboration to increase access to skills for work through the Cyber Shikshaa and Ready4Cybersecurity programs.
Approximately 3,500 learners will be trained and have access to internships and employment opportunities for high-demand cybersecurity jobs.
NIELIT and Microsoft have launched the Cyber Shikshaa and Ready4Cybersecurity programs at NIELIT’s 30 training centers in Tier 2 and Tier 3 towns, with a particular focus on Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, and the states of Northeast India. Expand
He added that NIELIT and Microsoft will work together to train youth in cybersecurity skills and expand these programs in the coming years to integrate cybersecurity training programs into all of NIELIT’s training centers.
The global cybersecurity skills gap and lack of diversity in the workforce are among the pressing issues facing the digital economy.
The collaboration between NIELIT and Microsoft will help alleviate the shortage of cybersecurity professionals and provide employment opportunities for the 1,100 underserved youth during the pilot year of its introduction. ”
In addition, it said about 3,500 learners will receive training, internships and cybersecurity job opportunities.
Apart from providing training grants, our support includes curriculum content, certifications, and mentorship opportunities.
As the nation’s leading institution for testing and certification in the fields of information, electronic and communication technology (IECT), NIELIT develops skilled professionals and engages learners through curriculum design and development and content acquisition. We aim to provide support to our trainers.
The development took place during a visit to India by Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft.
Nadella, who is on a four-day multi-city tour, was in Mumbai on Tuesday and Delhi on Wednesday. He also plans to visit Bangalore and Hyderabad.
On Wednesday, Nadella visited Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar. The minister invited his CEO of Microsoft to invest in India’s expanding innovation and startup ecosystem.
“Co-Alumni of @MIT_MANIPAL & CEO @Microsoft @satyanadella stopped by @GoI_MeitY today for an interesting chat about the future of #Tech & @_DigitalIndia including @OfficialIndiaAI, Search, Gaming, Computing and IndiaCloud” Chandrasekhar tweeted.
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