The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has signed an MoU with Podar Eduspace Pvt Ltd, and EduCLaaS Pvt. Ltd for special apprenticeships-based post graduate education programs. Two programs of 24 month duration have been introduced under the partnership where for the first six months the candidates will go through intense online training followed by 18 months of online on-the-job corporate apprenticeship leading to International Master’s Degree from Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian university.
These courses will provide training to the enrolled students through live sessions and self-paced asynchronous modules, delivering extensive knowledge about digital skills using a series of videos, flip cards, diagrams, and other visuals. The students will be assessed based on the presentation and project work, designed to measure the tangible results of new-age skill levels of the students.
The partnership will benefit candidates who aim to become digital business analysts, data analysts, data managers, data scientists, Cloud computing experts, Cloud management specialists. Upon completion of the 6-month training, candidates will be eligible for a paid apprenticeship of 18 months with the international and local MNCs, unicorns, hyper-growth companies, and start-ups that will unlock myriad employment opportunities for them in the global market. Program fees will be funded by Apprenticeship making it Zero Cost program for students.
This collaboration will entail courses like Software Engineering and Cloud Computing which will specialize the students in future technologies such as python programming, database management and cloud management, administration, and security skills. The selected candidates will be given interview and apprenticeship opportunities with the large organisations.
Speaking on the collaboration, Ved Mani Tiwari, COO, (Officiating CEO), NSDC said, “This apprenticeship based post-graduation program will help students get experience of working in international organisations while pursuing an international post-graduation program. The apprenticeship aspect of the program helps student substantially finance their post-graduation and also helps them acquire industry relevant work experience.”
Rajiv Podar, Director, Podar Eduspace added: “It is our endeavour to bring-in feature rich modules for enrolled students and with NSDC’s rich experience in skill training, we believe we can empower many youths to build their knowledge, capabilities and become employable. The two programmes will give students skill training, degree and Work Experience without being any Financial Burden. It also aligns with the NEP 2020 that emphasises on holistic learning with a blend of education and Skill development. ”
Leslie Loh, Founder and CEO, Educlass Pvt Ltd said, “I believe the collaboration will address the existing skill gap by focusing on the holistic growth and development of India’s young talent pool and will increase their employability. Through this partnership, our endeavour is to deliver effective mentorship to the students under bootcamp training and prepare them for the future of work.”