SkillsBuild platform

SkillsBuild platform

Question: Recently the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) launched the SkillsBuild platform in collaboration with?
(a) Intel
(b) IBM
(c) Wipro
(d) Microsoft
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • On 4th November, 2019; Directorate General of Training (DGT), under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) launched the SkillsBuild platform in collaboration with IBM.
  • This program has been launched to empower the next generation to compete in the global economy. As part of the programme, a two-year advanced diploma in IT, networking and cloud computing will be offered at the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) & National Skill Training Institutes (NSTIs).
  • The curriculum of this diploma has been co-created and designed by IBM. The platform will be extended to train ITI & NSTI faculty on building skills in Artificial Intelligence (AI). SkillsBuild offers digital learning content from IBM and partners such as CodeDoor, Coorpacademy and Skillsoft.
  • The digital platform will provide a personal assessment of the cognitive capabilities and personality via MyInnerGenius to the students.
  • Through this platform, students will get the knowledge about digital technologies as well as other professional skills such as resume writing, problem solving, and communication.
  • This initiative is part of IBM’s global commitment to create a job-ready workforce and to build the next generation of skills needed for new collar careers.
  • The platform is deployed with the support of leading NGOs like Unnati and Edunet Foundation.
  • IBM Volunteers along with the NGOs will offer students personalised coaching and experiential learning opportunities.

Links:
https://pib.gov.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=194240
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/jobs/msde-ibm-jointly-launch-skillsbuild-platform/articleshow/71902184.cms?from=mdr

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