Up to date: Sep 19, 2020 13:14 IST
New Delhi [India], September 19 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC) has partnered with online learning platform Coursera to train 50,000 unemployed youth in the course of the Covid-19 crisis.
The partnership is a part of Coursera’s world rollout of its workforce recovery initiative beneath which the place any state and nation can present unemployed employees with free entry to on-line studying.
TNSDC will make 4,000 programs on Coursera obtainable to 50,000 unemployed youth throughout the state to develop high-demand skills like knowledge science, cloud computing, blockchain, AI, and the Web of Issues.
It would additionally embrace entry to extremely wanted skilled certificates just like the Google IT help skilled certificates designed to coach individuals with no tech background for IT jobs.
Learners can enroll within the programs by October 31 and may have entry till the year-end to finish them.
TNSDC Managing Director V Vishnu stated Tamil Nadu has been taking numerous initiatives to construct a talented workforce that corporations world wide discover enticing to make use of.
“The current pandemic-induced slowdown is a chance for college students and graduates looking for jobs in addition to professionals who’re aspiring for profession progress to equip themselves in future expertise,” he stated.
Coursera’s Chief Government Officer Jeff Maggioncalda stated employability and skilling is a serious problem world wide, and Covid-19 has made it worse.
“We’re honoured to accomplice with the state of Tamil Nadu, identified for its revolutionary insurance policies and wealthy expertise pool, throughout an important part of employment restoration,” he stated in an announcement on Saturday.
Coursera has 65 million learners, together with 8.7 million in India, and greater than 4,000 programs from the world’s high universities and business educators.