AMARAVATI: State government made a collaboration with Microsoft for skill development training for college students and unemployed youth. Also, Microsoft agrees to provide training to 1.6 lakh students in the coming year. Regarding this, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is signed at a virtual conference.
This initiative is seen as the biggest and first initiative made by the government to cover the whole graduated youth within the state. This move will bring acceleration to the digital skills of the youth so that they could get help in employment.
What Anant Maheshwari (President, Microsoft India) Says?
The President of Microsoft India, Anant Maheshwari says, “This first-of-its-kind partnership aims to provide a holistic skilling solution, empowering the youth of the state with next-generation digital skills. Microsoft tie-up with the higher education department to create a scalable skilling experience that includes access to learning content on Microsoft’s learning resource center, Microsoft Learn, educational webinars, experimental learning through hands-on-lab exercises and industry certifications courses from LinkedIn and Microsoft”
Moreover, he said that each learner will get a free $100 Azure credit for test preparation, practical experiential learning, and certification to become a Microsoft Certified Professionals. Maheshwari added to his statement that more than 40 courses and certifications are offered to students on Microsoft Learn. It will include various emerging technologies like cloud computing, IoT, AI, data science, and M365.
In addition to all these, over 8600 courses on LinkedIn Learning to develop their technical skills as well as their business knowledge and soft skills.
Under this initiative, more than 1,62,000 students and unemployed youth across 300+ colleges and skill development centers.