Skill India Digital will enable skilling for all, anywhere, anytime: Dharmendra Pradhan

New Delhi: SID is DPI for skilling, education, employment, and entrepreneurship ecosystem of India

BY | Thursday, 14 September, 2023

Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship on Wednesday launched Skill India Digital (SID), a comprehensive digital platform aimed at synergizing and transforming the skills, education, employment, and entrepreneurship landscape of India.

Speaking on the launch, Pradhan said that Skill India Digital is a state-of-the-art platform to bring all skilling initiatives together. Taking another leap towards creating digital public infrastructure, MSDE has created an open-source platform to address the skilling needs of India’s diverse demography. Skill India Digital is one more step towards harnessing our demographic dividend and establishing India as a global skills hub, he added. A revolution in learning and skill development, Skill India Digital will enable skilling for all, anywhere, anytime, the Union Minister added.

The Ministry mentioned that Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MoS, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship & Electronics, IT interacted with the technology team actively involved in building the Skill India Digital platform which has been built to accelerate transformation and empowerment in the country.

The platform embodies the aspirations and dreams of millions of Indians who seek better opportunities and a brighter future as it extends industry-relevant skill courses, job opportunities, and entrepreneurship support, it said.

SID is the Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) for skilling, education, employment, and entrepreneurship ecosystem of India driven by the vision to make skill development more innovative, accessible, and personalized in its embodiment.

Skill India Digital aims to remove existing obstacles by offering an easy-to-use interface which is adaptable to various devices, ensuring that people from diverse backgrounds can access the platform effortlessly, regardless of the technology they have. It also supports multiple Indian Languages, fostering inclusivity and a diverse learning environment for all the users. The platform’s mobile-first approach adapted to the modern era’s reliance on smartphones which ensures uninterrupted learning experiences through handheld devices, transforming traditional learning methods and allowing users to engage with the platform’s resources anytime and anywhere.

Skill India Digital skilling platform will revolutionize the skilling landscape in India, offering enhanced accessibility, personalized learning experiences, streamlined verification processes, and improved career guidance. It will enable learners to acquire relevant skills, stay updated with industry trends, and contribute to India’s workforce development effectively.

MSDE also informed that during the event, several MoUs were exchanged with leading organizations to advance digital skilling, fostering industry participation, and enhancing learner engagement, including AICTE, CBSE, NIELIT, Infosys, Microsoft, AWS (Amazon), RedHat, Wadhwani Foundation, UNICEF, Future Skills Prime, SAP, Tech Mahindra Foundation.

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