NASSCOM Foundation, DXC Tech to offer digital-skilling to over 1 million people

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NASSCOM Foundation on September 28 announced its partnership with DXC Technology to open resource centres for imparting digital skills to rural communities in 20 aspirational districts.

Important facts

  • It will focus on skilling Indian youth as part of an eight-month project that is expected to collectively benefit 1 million people.

  • It will address the digital divide, especially in Tier-II and Tier-III cities where there are access barriers to technology.

  • 20 resource centers for digital literacy and e-governance will be set up in aspirational districts of seven states namely Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

  • These centres will help in providing need-based information, e-resources and digital services that will impact citizens’ lives in alignment with the United Nation's 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Resource centers will be equipped with digital resources such as computers and printers, online resources such as subscription channels, and physical resources such as books, magazines and newspapers to make digital tools accessible to the entire community.

  • Communities will also be linked to appropriate government schemes and e-governance services apart from receiving training in digital skills.

  • Through this initiative, youth in India will receive advanced technical training that will improve their employability skills to meet the market demands and 60% of the beneficiaries will get placement facilities after completing the course.

National Association of Software and Services Companies- NASSCOM

  • It is a not-for-profit industrial association which is the apex body for the IT industry in India.

  • It was established in 1988.

  • Due to its significant efforts, India's IT (Information Technology) and BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) industry is getting a lot of support.

  • NASSCOM has made unprecedented contributions to India's GDP, exports, employment, infrastructure and global visibility.

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