Registration window to apply for this programme is now open
Microsoft India has launched the Future Ready Talent programme to upskill India’s youth with technology skills for employability. A collaborative internship programme has been launched on September 15 for students in their second year of college and upwards. Registration window to apply for this programme is now open.
The initiative aims to empower more than 1.5 lakh higher education students who will join the workforce between 2022 and 2024.
Under the programme, the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), FutureSkills Prime, Ernst & Young (EY), GitHub, and Quess Corp along with Microsoft will provide a holistic skilling platform, connecting talent to opportunity.
Microsoft will offer learning modules and certifications through its learning platform, Microsoft Learn. It will upskill students on topics like cloud computing, data and artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. AICTE will ensure the curriculum is aligned to the National Education Policy, 2020. Nasscom's Sector Skills Council will provide alignment of relevant courses to the National Occupational Standards, linking these courses on FutureSkills Prime.
EY will provide the industrial training to students during their internship period and GitHub will provide students with free access to the best developer tools through the GitHub Student Developer Pack, as well as the opportunity to collaborate on projects with other developers on GitHub. Quess Corp will host a virtual career fair for participants, so that they can explore career opportunities across the Microsoft customer and partner ecosystem.
“India's youth is among the country’s biggest competitive advantages. Empowering this talent with the right skills to be self-reliant will be foundational to our long-term growth. The Future Ready Talent Program provides a holistic skilling experience that connects learners more readily with new job opportunities," said Anant Maheshwari, president, Microsoft India.
Apply here: https://futurereadytalent.in/