Shell, Microsoft join hands to provide digital skills to non-IT students

by IANS |

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Shell India and Microsoft on Wednesday announced a collaboration to impart digital skills to students in vocational education institutions as part of their joint commitment to equip tomorrow's workforce with future-ready skills.

The project aims to enable 5,000 underserved youth across 24 government institutes with digital productivity and employability skills and prepare them for digital careers in the manufacturing and energy sectors.

"This collaboration between Shell and Microsoft will help create a future-ready workforce and open new avenues of learning and job opportunities for students in ITI and polytechnic colleges," Latika Taneja, Head of Corporate Relations, Shell India, said in a statement.

Moreover, the company said that the first phase of the programme will focus on creating awareness about the digital employment opportunities across Gujarat, Haryana, Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu, to enable livelihood opportunities for students in ITI and polytechnic trades such as electrician, electrical engineering, fashion designing, and more.

"In today's digital-driven economy, it is critical to equip the youth in vocational education, especially in non-IT trades with digital skills to meet the demands of the rapidly transforming sectors. We are excited to join forces with Shell on this crucial initiative empowering skills for jobs and look forward to making a positive impact on the youth of India," Gunjan Patel, Director, Microsoft Philanthropies India, said in a statement.

Further, the initiative will support the enhancement of digital learning labs at these institutes and build the capacity of faculty members to sustain the outcomes of the program.

Latest News
Warner, Head confirm as Aussies' T20I openers; Smith's role less clear ahead of T20 WC Tue, Feb 20, 2024, 02:01 PM
India reversing missed opportunities of last 75 years, China chip era slowing down: Minister Tue, Feb 20, 2024, 01:58 PM
Govt to hold roadshow in Mumbai to push Rs 8,500 cr coal gasification scheme Tue, Feb 20, 2024, 01:56 PM
Bengal school job case: Sujay Bhadra finally returns to correctional home from hospital Tue, Feb 20, 2024, 01:53 PM
Australia to double naval warships, largest since World War II Tue, Feb 20, 2024, 01:51 PM
Delhi HC reserves verdict on JMM chief's appeal against order refusing to interfere in Lokpal proceedings Tue, Feb 20, 2024, 01:50 PM
Will the curve of India's plastic surgery business rise or fall? Tue, Feb 20, 2024, 01:07 PM
FIH Pro League: 'Confidence in the camp is quite high', says hockey midfielder Hardik ahead of Netherlands clash Tue, Feb 20, 2024, 12:59 PM
PM Modi in Jammu, inaugurates multiple projects worth Rs 32,000 cr Tue, Feb 20, 2024, 12:56 PM
Stopped from entering Sandeshkhali, Bengal LoP moves Calcutta HC again Tue, Feb 20, 2024, 12:48 PM
Urban sector growth outpaced rural sector for 11th consecutive quarter Tue, Feb 20, 2024, 12:40 PM
Oxygen shortage kills 8 patients in besieged Gaza hospital: Minister Tue, Feb 20, 2024, 12:36 PM
Consuming over 22 per cent protein daily may clog your arteries: Study Tue, Feb 20, 2024, 12:28 PM
Rahul Gandhi appears in Sultanpur court Tue, Feb 20, 2024, 12:18 PM
India's IPO tally hit a six-year high in 2023 Tue, Feb 20, 2024, 12:16 PM