Meta announced a three-year partnership with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to empower students, educators, and entrepreneurs across India. This partnership will bring together Meta’s work across education and skilling, mapping the journey of India’s students from the classroom to the workforce.
As part of the partnership, Meta signed three Letters of Intent (LoI), one with a national-level council for technical education; one with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE); and one with the National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), which conducts training, consulting, and research to promote entrepreneurship and skill development in India.
One million entrepreneurs will have access to Meta’s digital marketing expertise over the course of the next three years as a part of collaboration with NIESBUD. Additionally, aspiring and established business owners will receive training in digital marketing techniques using Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram in 7 regional languages.
Moreover, 50 impact stories from regional languages will also be identified. The initiative’s implementation partners are Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).
Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, “Education to Entrepreneurship’ partnership is a game-changer, which will take Digital Skilling to the grassroots. This will build capacities of our talent pool, seamlessly connect students, youth, workforce & micro-entrepreneurs, with futuristic technologies and transform our Amrit Peedhi into new-age problem solvers and entrepreneurs.”