National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has announced its association with IT services company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to leverage the Learning and Assessment platform of TCS iON to provide speed and scale in skilling initiatives.
NSDC and TCS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance NSDC’s skill development and capacity building initiatives such as National Occupation Standards (NOS), Qualification Packs and Curriculum. With an objective to strengthen skilling outcomes through digital technology, TCS iON, through its Learning and Assessment platform, will help in developing a framework and integrating these resources. TCS will bring iON platform - the ‘Phygital’ (Physical Assets integrated with Digital platforms) delivery model and its large partner ecosystem to the engagement.
Announcing the association, Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC said, “Today’s skilling environment needs digital impetus to achieve volume and speed. Our partnership with reputed organizations such as TCS is a step towards accelerating the Skill India Mission. TCS, with its proven expertise in creating growth and transformation by leveraging technology, will support us to deliver impact at scale, which is directed towards making skilling progressive and inclusive for the country.”
V. Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON said, “TCS is proud to partner with NSDC and participates in the mission of skill development of youth in the country. We have heavily invested in large-scale platforms, content, process, and infrastructure to deliver value to the youth of this country in a unique ‘Phygital’ delivery model. We believe this will help to redefine the country’s skill mission for scale at speed.”
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), working under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, has been driving the national skill development mission – the Skill India Mission. NSDC is mandated to fulfill the growing need in India for skilled manpower across sectors and narrow the existing gap between the demand and supply of skills.