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Ministries of Education and Skill Development Sign 8 MoUs with IBM for Digital Skilling and Emerging Technologies

The Ministries of Education, Skill Development, and Entrepreneurship have entered into 8 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with IBM, focusing on digital skill development and emerging technologies. This collaboration aims to create educational curricula for students across different levels, including school education, higher education, and vocational skills. These curricula will cover topics like AI, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and professional development skills.

At the school education level, IBM will grant high school students, teachers, and trainers access to digital content from IBM SkillsBuild. This initiative will involve cooperation with educational institutions like Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), and National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). The program will be available online and will include webinars and in-person workshops conducted by IBM’s CSR partners.

IBM will also modify the AI curriculum for classes 11 and 12 offered by CBSE and develop a curriculum on cyber skills and blockchain for high school students, which will be hosted on IBM SkillsBuild.

At the higher education level, IBM will collaborate with various institutions, including the Department of Higher Education, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh, and state skilling missions. This collaboration will provide affiliated students and faculty with access to IBM SkillsBuild, offering digital content and experiential learning opportunities to prepare them for technical careers.

For vocational skills, IBM will extend its partnership with MSDE and cooperate with the Directorate General of Training (DGT) and state vocational education and skilling departments. The goal is to provide job seekers, including long-term unemployed individuals and school dropouts, with access to IBM SkillsBuild to help them acquire the skills needed to re-enter the workforce.

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