Cyber attacks are constantly increasing. To close this cybersecurity skills gap in India, Microsoft is working with the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) to train underserved youth in cybersecurity skills. Under this collaboration, the Cyber Shikshaa and Ready4Cybersecurity programs will be rolled out at NIELIT’s 30 training centers in Tier 2 and Tier 3 towns. In particular, we focus on Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh and the states of North East India. The announcement came on the second day of Microsoft’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Satiana Della’s visit to India. Nadella started the visit by addressing a gathering of the country’s prominent CEOs at Microsoft’s Future Lady His Leadership Summit in Mumbai on January 3, 2023.
Combined with a 90-hour business English curriculum, CyberShikshaa provides underserved female engineering students with over 400 hours of cybersecurity curriculum and NIELIT (Training, Education, Skill Development and Development Activities). MeitY’s scientific community engaged in In Tier 2 and Tier 3 towns. Ready4Cybersecurity, which includes NIELIT’s Information Security Curriculum, is a 120-hour virtual instructor-led training program offered by the NIELIT Center for beginners in local colleges and higher education institutions, ready for high-demand roles in the cybersecurity industry. you can sit Industry-accredited learners also have access to internship opportunities through the Future Ready Talent Program’s partner recruitment platform.
Targeted primarily at underserved youth, women, and remote job seekers, these programs will reduce the shortage of cybersecurity professionals and provide sufficient Provide employment opportunities for 1,100 underserved youth. It will be scaled up over the next few years to integrate cybersecurity training programs across all NIELIT training centers.
According to Microsoft, about 3,500 learners will be trained and will be offered internships and employment opportunities for high-demand cybersecurity jobs. Our support includes curriculum content, certifications, and mentorship opportunities, in addition to training grants. Current program partners are Data Security Council of India, Tata Strive, ICT Academy and Quick Heal Foundation.
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