“Our partnership with NASSCOM helps us put resources in the hands of college students and professionals who want to climb the corporate ladder and shape their professional careers," said JPS Kohli, Group CEO SkillUP Group.
SEATTLE (PRWEB) September 10, 2019
SkillUp Online, one of India’s leading on-demand learning platforms, has recently signed an MoU with NASSCOM Sector Skills Council for the NASSCOM FutureSkills portal. This partnership will enable SkillUp Online to empower Indian current and future working professionals with industry-leading courses (including Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud Technologies, Cyber Security, Blockchain etc.) certified by NASSCOM.
The ongoing digitization of new-age technologies is creating a massive skill gap in the IT-ITES industry. According to an estimate, out of the 4.5 million professionals employed in the industry today, around 1.5 to 2 million professionals will require reskilling in the coming four to five years. This is over and above the increasing demand for professionals in the horizontal market because of digitization. NASSCOM envisions meeting the rapidly increasing demand in order to support and accelerate India’s global rise in the digital domain.
“We’re extremely delighted to join with NASSCOM for its FutureSkills project. At SkillUp Online, our vision is to create an empowered society that isn’t restricted by the conventional means of learning. This vision enables us to curate dedicated knowledge resources on various industry-leading topics; thereby empowering young Indians to skill up according to their individual needs,” said JPS Kohli, Group CEO SkillUP Group. “Our partnership with NASSCOM helps us put resources in the hands of college students and professionals who want to climb the corporate ladder and shape their professional careers.”
Amit Aggarwal, CEO of the Sector Skills Council at NASSCOM said, “SkillUp Online’s charter in the future skills space is in perfect alignment with the idea of the NASSCOM FutureSkills initiative. We really like SkillUp Online’s approach towards digital learning and upskilling both current and upcoming workforce with the skills of tomorrow.”
Initially, SkillUp Online will be launching Foundational Learning programs on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, these learning programs will build foundational skills and help students as well as working professionals across various industries. The platform will also be launching NASSCOM-certified learning programs for upskilling initiatives across consumer, business and academic segments.
“Today, online learning platforms are ubiquitous. Differentiation is really a matter of how well you deliver flexible learning models, develop and stitch together content, and, most importantly, support learner outcomes. These are all areas where SkillUp Online stands out and one of the reasons we’re so excited about the partnership. We’re really looking forward to driving the FutureSkills charter in India with their help.”
About SkillUp Online
Headquartered in Redmond WA, SkillUp Online is an industry leader in IT education focused on creating engaging journeys that help our learners build their career in desired technology skills in easy, fun, and meaningful ways.
With the aim of deriving maximum learning outcomes, SkillUp Online’s courses are developed by industry leaders like Microsoft. They leverage innovative learning strategies, hands-on labs, interactive activities, personalized mentoring, and coaching services. The courses offer complete flexibility of learning anytime, anywhere. Each completed course earns verified course completion certificates by industry leaders. For more information visit https://skillup.online.
NASSCOM, a not-for-profit industry association, is the apex body for the 180-billion-dollar IT BPM industry in India, an industry that has made a phenomenal contribution to India's GDP, exports, employment, infrastructure and global visibility.
Established in 1988, NASSCOM’s relentless pursuit has been to constantly support the IT BPM industry in India, in the latter’s continued journey towards seeking trust and respect from varied stakeholders, even as it reorients itself time and again to remain innovative, without ever losing its humane and friendly touch. NASSCOM is focused on building the architecture integral to the development of the IT BPM sector through policy advocacy and help in setting up the strategic direction for the sector to unleash its potential and dominate newer frontiers.
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