NSDC & IBM in partnership provide free digital education platform for the empowerment of youth

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IBM recently collaborated with NSDC to provide a free digital education platform which is primarily focused on emerging technologies and professional development skills. IBM will curate online courses from Open P-TECH platform and offer it to users via NSDC’s eSkill India portal to empower Indian youth on various skills to succeed in future careers.

IBM will catalogue its 30 plus Open P-TECH courses on eSkill India portal, with 60 plus hours of learning, as a knowledge partner.

IBM’s Open P-TECH, a free digital education platform, focused on emerging technologies and professional development skills, was launched in India in March 2020. The platform equips learners and educators with foundational technology competencies, along with workplace learning skills.

The partnership will offer both learners and educators direct access to digital learning resources in various trending specialisations, thus providing a great way to jump-start career exploration including earning industry-supported digital badges.

Sandip Patel, Managing Director, IBM India/South Asia said, “As the pandemic is driving the digital transition to happen more quickly, there must be new forms of learning if we want to empower young learners with technical and market-related skills. Our collaboration with NSDC is a significant milestone to equip the next generation with digital skills.”