Saturday, August 15, 2020
News
NEWS HOME
»
PRN INDIA
IBM unveils free digital learning platform 'SkillsBuild Reignite' to reach more job seekers & provide new resources to business owners in India
  SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend  
   

Announces a ten-week SkillsBuild Innovation Camp for students, providing hands on project experience and enhanced learning for increased employability

BANGALORE, India, June 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --  In an effort to address the current skills gap in the country, IBM (NYSE:IBM)  today is unveiling 'SkillsBuild Reignite' to provide job seekers and entrepreneurs with access to free online coursework and mentoring support, designed to help them reinvent their careers and businesses.

IBM Corporation logo.

According to the India Skill Report (2019), only 45.6% of the youth graduating from educational institutions are employable. This reflects the massive shortage of skilled workforce in the country. Job seekers, business owners, entrepreneurs and any individual with learning aspirations can now tap into host of industry relevant content, including Artificial intelligence, Cloud, Data analytics and security to reskill and upskill themselves, at no cost.

In November 2019, IBM India, in partnership with Directorate General of Training (DGT), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, and its implementation partners, made the SkillsBuild online learning platform available to Indian students. Digital classrooms on this platform are being made available from the Industrial Training Institutes, ITI and technical education ecosystem in India.

Currently, the platform has benefited  14,135 learners who have completed 40,000 courses and 77,000 hours of e-learning. SkillsBuild is rated as one of India's Top 10 online learning platform by National Skills Network.

Beginning today, SkillsBuild Reignite will include more coursework and personalized coaching for entrepreneurs seeking advice to help establish or restart their small businesses as they focus on recovering from the COVID 19 pandemic. Courses include, financial management, business strategy, digital strategy, legal support and more.

Working with NGOs such as Edunet  and Unnati Foundation amongst other new IBM partners will play a key role in addressing local needs. For example, entrepreneurs looking to create detailed plans to re-launch their business can work with mentors to refine market research, learn about tapping into economic development assistance, or improve digital marketing.

Congratulating DGT and IBM India for their collaborative efforts to bridge the skills gap in the country through this initiative, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said, "Today, we mark a significant milestone in supporting Centre's efforts in accelerating Indian economy's revival from the adverse effects of COVID with the launch of SkillsBuild Reignite and Innovation Camp, in collaboration with IBM India. In line with our Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's Skill India Mission and New Digital India, the Ministry has been working relentlessly to strengthen the skilling ecosystem and leverage the rise in demand for new-age skills by expanding industry cross-collaboration and creating learning pathways through digital learning platforms.

IBMs expertise in providing multifaceted digital skill training in the area of Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will strengthen our efforts in the recovery of local workforces, communities and economies by supporting job seekers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses."

"There is a need to shift the needle and focus on new technologies and changing skill requirement to bridge the skill gap. It's important that we align the workforce to industry needs and technology shifts. The SkillsBuild Reignite platform helps equip job seekers with digital, professional skills and relevant training to re-enter the workforce. Not only does this platform provides career reinvention opportunities but also innovative ways of working and individualized support for relaunching business strategies,"  said Sandip Patel, General Manager, IBM India/South Asia.

IBM also announced the SkillsBuild Innovation camp today. The ten week camp is open to learners who are interested in gaining hands-on project experience to enhance learning and who are intent on building their network to increase employability. Participants in the camp will get an opportunity to work as part of a diverse team on real world challenges and learn new skills along the way. With the aid of expert facilitators, students will be guided through the design thinking process and learn strategic methods to craft their problem statement, ideate creatively, solve complex problems and tell compelling stories. The camp concludes with a pitch to stakeholders and potential employers or investors.

More information about SkillsBuild and SkillsBuild Reignite can be found at SkillsBuild.org. Follow IBM's corporate social responsibility initiatives by following @IBMorg or visiting www.IBM.org

Contact: Vinay Krishnan, vinay.krishnan@in.ibm.com

Logo - https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/95470/ibm_logo.jpg

 

More News by PR Newswire India

Sai Life Sciences opens new, state-of-the-art Research & Technology Centre in Hyderabad

Memo Therapeutics AG and Northway Biotechpharma Collaborate on the Fast-Track Manufacturing of a SARS-CoV-2-Neutralizing Antibody for the Therapy of COVID-19

Glenmark's consolidated revenue grew by 0.94 % at Rs. 23,447.87 Mn. for Q1 FY 2020-21

NEXOMON: EXTINCTION the Surprising New Monster Catching Game That's Storming the Charts

Automotive Applications to Spur Demand for Surface Treatment Chemicals by 2026

With a Brand Value of Over 105 Billion Yuan, Shanghai Electric Ranks 48th Most Valuable in China

EsseNVideri Media acquires the Indian affiliate site Guide2Gambling.in

DCW Limited announces Q1FY21 results with 60% PAT growth QoQ

DITP organizes the 'TILOG-LOGISTIX Online Business Matching' inviting foreign buyers to negotiate business with leading logistics operators in Thailand

Journal of the American College of Cardiology publishes 10-year safety and efficacy data on VIVO ISAR, Translumina's polymer-free drug eluting stent

CtrlS builds World's 1st Solar Powered Rated-4 Datacenter Building powered by Integrated Vertical Solar System from WAAREE

Dukaan - an app to save Indian businesses in COVID-19 lockdown

Violet Defense's UV Disinfection Technology Proven Up to 99.99% Effective Against Coronavirus

AGC Networks completes the Acquisition of Pyrios

ViewSonic Holds "ColorPro Award Global Photography Contest" to Highlight the Spirit of Kindness

Ramesh Abhishek joins Cyient's Board of Directors

Rising Infrastructure Investment in Asia-Pacific Fuels Growth in the Global Belt and Chain Drives Market

Cobalt Iron Applauded by Frost & Sullivan for Enabling Enterprises to Backup and Manage Their Data Efficiently With Its Compass Solution

STEM Learning Presents the Second Edition of the 'National STEM Program 2021': Igniting Scientific Temper of Govt School Students

Comviva Attains TM Forum Open API Conformance Certification for Business Support Systems Suite

Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services Expands Small Molecule Manufacturing Capabilities at its India Facility

Iridium Announces Beta Partners to Validate its New Iridium EdgeĀ® Solar Remote Asset Management Device

SHL's Virtual Assessment and Development Center Receives HR Tech Award For Best Innovative Tech Solution

HashedIn announces a strategic partnership with Snowflake

Frost & Sullivan Reveals Global Light Commercial Vehicle Market Outlook for 2020

Poonawalla Finance rolls out a special Term Loan scheme for Chartered Accountants (CAs)

Xinhua Silk Road: Vegetarian capsule becomes new trend of international dietary supplement market in 2020

Jana Small Finance Bank offers 90% LTV on Gold Loan

Powerful and Proven: Community Health Workers Can Build Health and Equity During Pandemic & Beyond

Optum pledges ā‚¹11 crores towards fight against COVID-19

Bright Pattern Selected as Finalist for 'Disruptive Technology Solution of the Year' for Customer Contact Week (CCW) Excellence Awards

Denver-based Disruptive Tech Company Makes Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company List For the 4th Time in a Row

Launching the world's only 'Quick Mining' platform which provides De-Fi services based on a mining platform

Spotware Celebrates 10 Years of Fintech Innovation

S. Korea's KT to Expand Global Data Center Business with KIND

Mobile Programming LLC Launches COVID-19 Contact Tracing Application to Keep Employees Safe

MAS Financial Services Limited results - 1st quarter FY 21

Powerhouse Products Driving Strong Momentum For Oracle Cloud In Asia

Linen Club from Aditya Birla Group unveils new brand identity and logo

Srikanth Swaminathan Joins Investis Digital as Managing Director of its Baroda, India Office

HotForex Launches CFDs on ETFs and DMA Stocks on its MT5 Platform

Coralogix Expands Its India Operations with AWS Regional Server Support

VeChain Announces A Market Ready Blockchain Food Safety Solution Powered By VeChain ToolChainā„¢

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) Selects AxiomSL To Automate Daily Equity Position Monitoring And Reporting Globally

Harry Cayton CBE Joins Thentia's Board of Directors

Zoomlion Joins Fighting on Front Line of the Unprecedented Flood in China

Cadence Delivers Machine Learning-Optimized Xcelium Logic Simulation with up to 5X Faster Regressions

Tanla announces un-audited financial results for Q1FY2021

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes RingCentral as Innovation Leader in the European Hosted IP Telephony and UCaaS Industry

Azeus Takes Lead in Redefining The Future of e-AGMS by Enabling The Borderless Intertwine Between Physical and Virtual AGMs

Cambridge Isotope Laboratories, Inc.ā€‰Announces Expansion of 13C Capacity at Ohio Plant

World's first graduate-level AI university opens admissions cycle for Fall 2021 cohort

Committed to make Punjab an Industrial & Agricultural powerhouse, says Chief Minister, Punjab

Unbxd announces game-changing 5-minute AI-powered search and product discovery setup tool for online retailers

Valuefy steers against the currents to hire a new COO as part of their global expansion

Impetus has donated 1000 pulse oximeters for home isolation: out of which 600 patients have recovered

Indian Exports Sentiment to Grow Stronger September Onwards Led by the Holiday Season in the West

Forrester Announces Conference Agenda For Summit Asia Pacific 2020

CyberProof Ranked as a Midsize Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Leader by Independent Research Firm

42Gears' SureMDM Bags the Second Prize in the Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat Innovate Challenge

Big Data Exchange (BDx) Nanjing Data Center First to Receive Uptime Institute's Tier III Certification in Nanjing

Arria unveils new Natural Language Technology to support augmented analytics and report automation--making it possible to add NLG to any API-based platform

BNIĀ® Global Continues Innovation by Welcoming New Chief Product Officer

Clarifai is revolutionizing the way unstructured data is labeled

SIRVA Expands Global Removal Services in Europe

SEMI Partners with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Offer Apprenticeship Program Aimed at Building the Electronics Talent Pipeline

Reveal Acquires NexLP to become the leading AI-powered eDiscovery Solution

Entrust Datacard Lauded by Frost & Sullivan for its End-to-End, Customized Certificate Solutions

DMICDC Logistics Data Services (DLDS) brings additional features for LDB users

Dalmia Cement launches DSP Jaandaar Dhamaka Offer, provides slew of offers to customers

Introducing Motional: The Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv Autonomous Driving Joint Venture Unveils New Identity

Comviva recognized in the Gartner Market Guide for Digital Banking Multichannel Solutions and The Gartner Digital Commerce Vendor Guide, 2020

Contemporary Ethnicwear Brand, Melange by Lifestyle, Announces Deepika Padukone as Brand Ambassador

Xinhua Silk Road: China Liuyang releases investor-inviting cultural tourism program to sharpen city image

7PSolutions, Leader in Logistics Security and Risk Management Partners with Mexico's Leading Security and Tracking Expert

Firmenich appoints Benoit Fouilland as Chief Financial Officer

MoMAGIC Enters a Strategic Partnership with Qisda Group for AI SaaS Platform, To Offer Consumer Digital Footprint and Online Monitoring of Public Opinions for Retail Industry

Huawei Partners with Merriam-Webster to Bring World-Class Dictionary App to AppGallery Users

AxiomSL the front runner in corroborating FRTB calculations with ISDA benchmarking to meet industry regulatory requirements

KARAM Industries launches Disposable KARAM Face Mask range; Strengthens the healthcare portfolio

Edelweiss Tokio Life - Active Income Plan: A Comprehensive Retirement Planner

Ampersand Group completes Online Teacher Training in Jammu & Kashmir

Milken Institute Asia Summit Scheduled for December 8-10, 2020

Firmenich Proved its Resilience in a Year of Significant Uncertainty

Deepak Nitrite reports a resilient performance amidst CoVID-19 uncertainties

Emmvee, a Trusted Solar Energy Partner Since 1992

Noted Veterinarian Dr. Suresh Jagdale Gears up to contest upcoming VCI election

Saksoft Limited: EBITDA Margin at 15.8%, growth of 93 bps on Q-o-Q basis

Xinhua Silk Road: Changshu intensifies efforts to further optimize business environment

Xinhua Silk Road: Seraphim inks 150MW PV module supply agreement with Raystech at SNEC PV POWER EXPO 2020

CEOs: Post-Covid changes are permanent and there are more to come

/C O R R E C T I O N -- Vype/

PHC Holdings Corporation and Ascensia Diabetes Care Announce Financing Agreement and Exclusive Global Commercial Agreement With Senseonics

SIRVA Earns Highest Average Score in Relocation Mortgage Overall Satisfaction

Global Fund Launches Search for Inspector General

NEOM selects U.S. construction leader Bechtel to accelerate primary infrastructure development for its Cognitive Cities

ECHO India and Naukri.com launch COVID Healthcare Professionals Initiative to scale up India's response to COVID-19

Xinhua Silk Road: Eastern Chinese city attracts investors by creating sound biz environment

Informa Markets in India in association with Jewellery NET announces launch of the 'Jewellery & Gem Virtual Exhibition'

Frost & Sullivan Reveals Innovative Technologies to Revolutionize the Global Building Automation Systems Market

One of India's Most Affordable Modern PC for Daily Use - RDP ThinBook2

miR Scientific Announces Validation of its Urine Based, Non-Invasive Prostate Cancer Test Published in the Journal of Urology

TATA Projects completes Surathani-Phuket transmission line project in Thailand

Penta Security Acclaimed by Frost & Sullivan for IoT-Based Innovative Smart Security Solutions

New York Times best-selling author, Martin Lindstrom launches new COVID-safe travel tips e-book

Kavalan Announces its Second 'STR Whisky'

Hisense and Paris Saint-Germain announce global partnership

JD Institute Announces the Commencement of Fashion Styling - Online Certification Program

AIC-IIITH Foundation Selects 10 Tech-based Social Enterprises Focused On Sustainable Development Goals

Tejas Networks bags Rs. 66 crore order for a prestigious Indian Defence Network Project from L&T Construction

Xobin launches standardized assessments and interviews for remote recruitment

Building AQuisition Partners United Brings Asian Investors Into Fund

Hyundai Motor Announces IONIQ Brand Dedicated to EVs, Opening New Chapter for Customer-Centric EV Experiences

THRIVE II: This Is What It Takes releases trailer August 8th in 15 languages for sequel to one of the top watched documentaries of all time

First liquid biopsy to receive FDA Approval for comprehensive tumor profiling across all solid cancers, Guardant Health's Guardant360Ā® CDx, gains credibility among oncologists in Asia, Middle East and Africa.

First hospitals in U.S. implant next-generation cardiac device to reduce risk of stroke

Vype Celebrates 30 Days of Summer with 30 Prize Draws

TekMonks launches globally successful work-from-home digital solutions in India

Huawei Users Get Gifts to Celebrate Motorball Launch on AppGallery

Shemaroo, TVS Credit among leading brands increase Push Notifications Delivery by 50 to 70% with Netcore's Smart Push

GE Healthcare and NTTF partner to offer courses for healthcare technician roles

SGS is Accredited by The National Accreditation Board For Certification Bodies for Certification Of PPE Medical Coveralls for Exports

IAS First to Integrate with Google Ads Data Hub for Viewability and Brand Safety, Bringing Advertisers Privacy-Centric Metrics Across YouTube

ETMONEY launches India's Favourite Investment product, Fixed Deposits, assuring up to 7.35% returns

OKEx's BTC Perpetual Swap Funding Rates Among the Most Competitive in the Industry

Thentia Closes Series A With BDC to Bring Advanced Tech to Regulation

Dietary cholesterol and phytosterols contribute directly to heart disease

Media Advisory - BMO Financial Group to Announce its Third Quarter 2020 Results

CoinPayments Launches Global Business Development & Partnerships Team, Hires Key Executives in North America and Europe to Drive Growth

Covistat, Biopharmaceutical Company Developing Low-Cost COVID-19 Treatment, Acquires IP From World Leader in Respiratory Disease Medicine

Alembic Pharmaceuticals raises INR 750 crores via QIP, issue subscribed by nearly 2x. Monarch Networth Capital Ltd banker to the issue

Simplilearn and NSDC Announce Collaboration to Upskill Professionals in Digital Skills

Russell Reynolds Associates Acquires Cultural Analytics Business From Workplace Analytics

Scener and Agora Partner to Scale Watch Party Platform After Seeing 100x Growth

Enhanced Technologies Help E-commerce Platforms and Merchants Deliver a More Intelligent Live Streaming Experience

OnePlus and PUBG MOBILE Team Up to Deliver Exclusive 90 FPS Experience for Mobile Gamers

Milliman adds J.P. Augeri to global retirement and benefits team

Borderless Capital Invests in and Partners with StakerDAO to Accelerate Access to DeFi Across Algorand Ecosystem

The 23rd TDOĀ® Software and 2nd GentleWaveĀ® User Meeting Moving to an All Virtual Experience

Smarten Announces an Innovative eLearning Course, 'Be a Citizen Data Scientist - Aspire, Inspire, Become'

Token Metrics launches 14 AI cryptocurrency indices

Caprion-HistoGeneX and Viroclinics-DDL announce a strategic partnership to offer integrated, complementary services to advance infectious disease research and COVID-19 therapeutic development

Thailand BOI Urges Investors to Focus on Business Upgrades Ahead of 2021 Recovery

Timex Brings Back '80s Nostalgia With The Launch Of T80 PAC-MANā„¢ In India During Amazon Prime Day 2020

Global Gas Industry Set to Resume Growth Post-Pandemic, Adopt Low-Carbon Technologies for Long-Term Growth

Celgard Successful in UK Court and is Granted Injunction Against Senior Battery Separator Imports Through Trial

CIIE: Larger, high-quality international import expo gearing up for November

REDD Intelligence Closes $5.8m Equity Financing to Accelerate Global Expansion, Expand Emerging Market Research Offering, Open London Office

Call for Entries now open for Lexus Design Award India 2021

Endress+Hauser Commended by Frost & Sullivan for Leading the Liquid Analyzer Market with Its Best-in-class Digital Instrumentation and Solutions

Lasa Supergenerics Q1FY21 Pat at 5.37 crs, Up 437% YoY

MSI unveils exciting Independence Day Sale offers on Flipkart and Amazon

IPM India Wholesale Trading Private Limited is Great Place to WorkĀ® Certified

CIE@IIIT Hyderabad announces 11th Cohort of deeptech and 5th Cohort of medtech Accelerators

Glenmark introduces higher strength (400 mg) of FabiFluĀ® to reduce pill burden of COVID-19 treatment

The Global Business Barometer improved for the second straight month, with the 3-month outlook for many industries moving from "much" to "somewhat" worse

PayU enables merchants to scale up financial operations with enhanced payouts solutions suite

'Let go of your Ego and you will ļ¬nd God'- The new E-book by AiR shows the way to find God

KBC releases Value Chain Optimization Manifesto to guide an embattled Energy and Chemical industry back to profitability

 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Every village to be connected with optic...
Telangana CM honours poet Tirunagari Ram...
I-Day: Pramod Sawant urges Goans to work...
Indian Army dogs Vida, Sophie get 'Comme...
Our 14 month-old government upheld all c...
Covid-19 dominates President's speech on...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Israeli lab workers threaten to hal... 
Yemen govt conducts prisoner swap w... 
Economy will improve soon: TN CM... 
Mexico, US extend partial border cl... 
Israeli aircraft strike Hamas posts... 
Covid plays spoilsport as Kerala jo... 
Punjab CM launches mega projects on... 
3 Covid vax currently in testing ph...