NASSCOM and MeitY Launch Futureskills Prime Incentive Program for Online Courses in Artificial Intelligence and Other Technologies

Eligible learners can sign up for the GoI incentive scheme on NASSCOM FutureSkills Prime within 60 days of completing the course

FutureSkills Prime, a NASSCOM and MeitY digital skilling initiative, launched a Government of India (GoI) Incentives. The platform is an end-to-end re-skilling or up-skilling destination to transform the talent story of the country. This huge step will go a long way in funding the ambitions of eligible learners by enabling them to navigate careers in emerging technologies.

The FutureSkills Prime an aggregator of aggregator learning platform offering globally competitive curriculum, aligned with the industry, and approved by the government. It emphasises on online anywhere-anytime continuous learning (with no geographical barriers), resulting in a democratisation of learning across India along with an equitable learning and employability prospect for all. It works as an enabler whereby, a candidate can take a diagnostic test and make informed decisions based on the results about further training and ultimately their careers.

It also offers ‘badges’ which is a recognition of the aspirant’s effort showing keen interest to get re-skilled/ up-skilled, ‘skills passport’ and ‘learners’ ledger’ that are unique to the platform and enable a learner to record his/her learning journey. To add to these features, it has components such as blended learning, faculty development, formative assessments, and learning analytics. FutureSkills Prime ensures a comprehensive competency framework which addresses all levels of skills from beginner to intermediate to advance.

“The pandemic has compelled us to look not only at digital skills but also at business transformation, which ultimately means that technology is the glue binding the new world together. It is easily available, but we must harness it to its full potential. This is possible through dynamic platforms like the AI-enabled FutureSkills Prime, which is agile in responding to the rapidly changing needs of the market,” said CP Gurnani, MD and CEO, Tech Mahindra.

The Incentives are a unique yet affordable program, whereby, potential learners can upskill in ten of the most in-demand advanced technologies and earn incentives up to Rs 14,500. The program covers Foundation, Bridge, and Deep Skilling courses across technologies, including AI, IoT, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Augmented/Virtual Reality, etc. While the FutureSkills Prime platform offers numerous industry-handpicked courses and pathways, many of them free of cost, this incentive program will help candidates to upskill in paid technical courses while earning reimbursement on completion.

Employees in both IT and non-IT firms, young professionals seeking a career in emerging technologies, central & state government employees, PSU officials and autonomous bodies, fresh hires, interns, and apprentices, all can benefit from this reimbursement program. The government of India will give reimbursement of Rs 8000 or 50% of the course fee (whichever is lower) for the deep skill courses, Rs 3000 or 50% of course fee (whichever is lower) for the foundation courses and Rs 3000 or 50% of course fee (whichever is lower) for Bridge Courses.

The eligible learners can sign up for the GoI incentive scheme on FutureSkills Prime within 60 days of completing the course and clearing the assessment.  

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