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Microsoft to skill 45,000 women and youth in three years

Microsoft’s CyberShikshaa programme will train 45,000 women in order to close the skills gap in the field of cyber security. Over the following three years, the initiative will give 45,000 women and underserved youth technological skills that will enable them to find employment in the cyber security field.

Additionally, it will help to ensure diversity in the nation’s cybersecurity workforce. The Data Security Council of India (DSCI), Tata STRIVE, and the ICT Academy are partners in the CyberShikshaa programme. About 10,000 students will also have the opportunity to participate in internships or jobs under the initiative.

According to data, there will be around 3.5 million cybersecurity positions available worldwide over the next three years. This is due to the fact that businesses, entrepreneurs, and governments all over the world feel the need to protect their data.

In around six years, there will likely be a 32% increase in the number of cybersecurity positions in India. However, due to a 42 percent shortage in the talent pool, there won’t be enough qualified candidates for these positions.

In the previous four years, the Cybershikshaa programme has been effective in training 1,100 women and assisting more than 800 of them in finding employment. The program’s current skill gap will be closed through future programme growth and an emphasis on specialised training for certain sectors.

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