The Indian subsidiary of the American multinational technology company IBM, IBM India, has signed 8 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the various agencies of the Union Ministry for Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship on 27 September 2023 in New Delhi.
The signing ceremony was presided over by the Union Minister of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan.
IBM will launch curated courses for the Indian youths to be future skill-ready. The collaboration will focus on the co-creation of a curriculum for skilling learners across school education, higher education, and vocational skills on emerging technologies like AI (including generative AI), cybersecurity, cloud computing and professional development skills.
The collaboration will work across the three core areas of education in india .
School Education: IBM will provide access to digital content from IBM SkillsBuild for high school students, teachers, and trainers on cutting-edge skills in schools identified by the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS). This program will be offered online via webinars and in-person workshops conducted by IBM's CSR implementation partners.
IBM will refresh CBSE's AI curriculum for Grades 11 and 12 and develop a cyber skilling and blockchain curriculum for high school students to be hosted on IBM SkillsBuild.
Higher Education: IBM, through its CSR implementation partners, will work closely with the Department of Higher Education, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT), National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh and state skilling missions to onboard affiliated students and faculty to IBM SkillsBuild and provide them access to digital content, experiential learning, and fresh skills enabling them to take on technical careers.
Vocational Skills – IBM will work closely with the Directorate General of Training (DGT) and respective state vocational education and skilling departments to onboard job seekers, including long-term unemployed and school dropouts, to IBM SkillsBuild and enable them to gain the technical and professional skills required to re-enter the workforce.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IBM : Arvind Krishna