In keeping with their shared goal of equipping the workforce of the future with skills for the future, Shell and Microsoft recently launched a partnership to teach students in vocational education institutions digital capabilities.
The project’s goal is to equip 5,000 underprivileged adolescents from 24 government institutions with digital productivity and employability skills and to get them ready for careers in the energy and manufacturing industries.
The nature of work is evolving, and productivity is being redefined across all industries, thanks to emerging technologies. A solid understanding of digital skills is necessary for job tasks across industries that, in the past, did not normally call for them.
Students in trades other than information technology will be able to improve their job-related abilities thanks to the addition of a digital curriculum to the training provided in Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and polytechnics.
The program’s first phase will concentrate on raising awareness about digital employment opportunities across Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Haryana, Delhi, and Maharashtra to enable livelihood opportunities for students in polytechnic fields, and ITI such as electrician, electrical engineering, and more.
Additionally, the effort will help these institutions improve their digital learning labs and increase faculty members’ capacity to maintain the program’s results. Each state will have the program implemented by SRF Foundation, which will also offer 240 hours of training that includes modules on data analytics and workplace sustainability.