The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has partnership with HCLTech to bridge the skills gap, particularly in the tech and engineering sectors.
Under this collaboration, both the organizations will work together to promote the adoption of technology among learners from diverse backgrounds and explore new global markets and business opportunities.
This partnership to work on achieving consensus on deliverables in three discussion areas: Digital Skilling, Digital Economy, and Digital Public Infrastructure.
This strategic partnership will enable NSDC and HCLTech to jointly transform the assessment landscape and digital learning by introducing digital assessments in tech and non-tech-based courses (B2B & B2C).
Under the partnership, the vision to add a new dimension in assessment for setting standards in digital learning indicates the keenness of both organizations to provide regular check-in learning and augment access to technology.
Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO, NSDC, said, “NSDC and HCLTech are entering into this partnership with a commitment to enhance the trust in job markets.”
“Both organizations will jointly develop an assessment platform where students and working professionals can get themselves assessed and certified for skills in demand”, Ved Mani Tiwari added.
Ved Mani Tiwari further said, “This is a significant step towards moving from qualification-based hiring to skill-based hiring. Both parties will also collaborate to offer reskilling, upskilling online courses to prepare for opportunities in a dynamic job market.
NSDC and HCLTech will jointly leverage each other’s technical and domain expertise in the Assessment platform, Assessment & hiring test (both tech and non-tech), Smart labs (coding and data science), Learning programs, Faculty development & certification programs, and Advisory services for government and institutions.
Srimathi Shivashankar, Corporate Vice President and Global Head, EdTech Business, HCLTech, said, “We are delighted to join forces with NSDC to leverage digital technologies to build a future-ready talent ecosystem for India and the rest of the world.”
“I am confident that HCLTech’s proven Career Shaper learning and assessments platforms and NSDC experience in talent and nation building can make a significant impact in how technology can be smartly used for skilling”, Srimathi Shivashankar added.
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