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Quest-Accenture-Cisco Consortium To Empower 1.5 Million Youth in ITIs

In partnership with the Directorate General of Training (DGT) of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) youth across India enrolled in industrial training institutes(ITIs) will be trained digital literacy, career readiness, employability skills and advanced technology skills such as data analytics.

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The consortium with Accenture, Cisco and Quest Alliance is set to train 1.5 million youth for the digital economy.

The in-classroom program will deliver more than 240 hours of training to impart skills for digital literacy and fluency; workplace readiness, including creative problem solving and use of data in decision making; and career management skills, including the cultivation of a growth mindset and the ability to identify and plan career journeys. The online module is optimized for mobile phones to enable on-the-go self-learning, and the toolkit also includes train the trainer resources.

The consortium also has MoUs with the Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Bihar and Assam state governments to roll out a comprehensive blended learning program, which will cover more than 100,000 students from 227 ITIs across these states. The training modules includes online self-learning via the Bharat Skills portal (https://bharatskills.gov.in/) as well as in-classroom training.

The MyQuest team was part of curriculum development for Employability Skills on the Bharat Skills portal. We also partnered with National Instrumental Media Institute (NIMI) to create content for an ITI student workbook and a facilitator manual. These, alongside the portal, were launched by Mahendra Nath Pandey, the Hon'ble Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.

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Harish Krishnan

MD, Public Affairs & Strategic Engagements, Cisco - India and SAARC

‚ÄúDigitization is accelerating the transformation of every industry in India. With the majority of our skilled workforce coming from the vocational sector, we need to ensure that the students in ITIs are digitally fluent and well-equipped to enter the workforce.”