IBM and its partners, and Directorate General of Training (DGT), under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) have announced the launch of the SkillsBuild Reignite and the SkillsBuild Innovation Camp. Through this initiative, job seekers and entrepreneurs will be provided with access to free online coursework and mentoring support designed to help them reinvent their careers and businesses.
“Job seekers, individual business owners, entrepreneurs and any individual with learning aspirations can now tap into host of industry relevant content on topics including Artificial intelligence, Cloud, Data analytics and security to reskill and upskill themselves, at no cost. Its special feature is the personalized coaching for entrepreneurs, seeking advice to help establish or restart their small businesses as they begin to focus on recovery to emerge out of the COVID 19 pandemic,” said a PIB release.
What IBM has to Offer for Job Seekers and Learners
Job seekers and learners can take a look at new-age technology fields such as blockchain, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and other related technologies, and then take online courses to gain professional skills. Once learners have finished at least of 30 hours of learning and have earned the Professional Skills badge, they will be eligible to access more content and features.
What IBM has to Offer for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
Business owners and entrepreneurs can take online guides courses and webinars, learn more about business and digital strategy, and financial literacy and so on. Courses for small business owners include, for example, financial management, legal support, social media, e-commerce and more.
“There is a need to shift the needle and focus on new technologies and changing skill requirements to bridge the skill gap. It’s important that we align the workforce to industry needs and technology shifts. The SkillsBuild Reignite platform helps equip job seekers with digital, professional skills and relevant training to re-enter the workforce. Not only does this platform provides career reinvention opportunities but also innovative ways of working and individualized support for relaunching business strategies,” said Sandip Patel, General Manager, IBM India and South Asia.
About DGT and IBM India Partnership
DGT has partnered with many reputed companies such as Microsoft, SAP India, Cisco Systems India , Accenture Solutions and Quest Alliance, Adobe India, and so on, to enable the students to become industry-ready. One such partnership has been between DGT and IBM India to launch the SkillsBuild online learning platform for Indian students through Bharatskills. For more information on the free digital learning platform, those interested are advised to go through the official website in detail.