LinkedIn, NSDC to speed up digital expertise coaching for Indian youth


New Delhi, September 8

Professional networking platform LinkedIn and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) on Tuesday introduced a partnership which is able to present free entry to LinkedIn Learning assets to upskill Indian younger professionals and create a future-ready digital workforce.

Under the partnership, 10 free LinkedIn Learning paths (consisting of 140 programs) for a variety of in-demand tech jobs, will probably be made obtainable at no cost on eSkill India digital platform till March 31, 2021.

According to LinkedIn information, Indian professionals with digital expertise are 20 per cent extra in demand than professionals with out digital expertise in 2020.

With this in thoughts, the LinkedIn and NSDC collaboration goals to allow a future-ready digital workforce by offering entry to free studying assets aligned with 10 in-demand jobs in at the moment’s digital economic system.

“Our partnership with NSDC further reinforces our commitment to close the skills gap and help the Indian workforce upskill for jobs of the present and future,” Ashutosh Gupta, India Country Manager, LinkedIn, mentioned in an announcement.

“We hope to continue to use the power of our products and platform to build a more equitable and just future, and create economic opportunity for all,” Gupta added.

According to the corporate, the 10 free LinkedIn Learning paths will assist India’s youth develop the abilities wanted for these jobs.

Each studying path features a collection of video content material designed to assist job-seekers develop core digital expertise wanted for an in-demand tech position, overlaying a broad vary of expertise from entry-level digital literacy to superior product-based expertise.

The skilled networking platform can also be making obtainable three mushy expertise LinkedIn Learning paths at no cost on the eSkill India portal.

As a part of the partnership, LinkedIn will moreover be offering periodic labour market insights based mostly on LinkedIn’s Economic Graph of over 69 million members in India.

This will embrace in-demand expertise, rising jobs, and world hiring charges for the NSDC to raised perceive the skilling ecosystem.

“Our collaboration with LinkedIn reflects our commitment to advance digital competencies and skills of young professionals,” mentioned Manish Kumar, CEO and MD, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). IANS



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