Microsoft has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Directorate General of Training (DGT) under the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to train 6,000 students and 200 educators in digital and cyber-security skills in the country. As part of this collaboration with, Microsoft will offer a wide range of courses, including training in AI, cloud computing, web development and cybersecurity skills for students and 200 faculty members at government-led Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and National Skills Training Institutions (NSTIs).
The training will empower young students with industry-relevant skills, enhancing their employability, and connecting them to relevant job opportunities. In addition, trained faculty members can then train ITI students attending computer operator and programming assistant (COPA) training.
The ‘CyberShikshaa’ programme focusing on basic and intermediate cybersecurity skills training will also be expanded to students and educators at 10 NSTIs for women. Trends such as demographic transitions and technological changes such as Industry 4.0, Web 3.0, and extended reality technology are introducing immense possibilities for our youth that will change their lives forever.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Microsoft Founders: Bill Gates, Paul Allen;
- Microsoft Headquarters: Redmond, Washington, United States;
- Microsoft Chairperson: Satya Nadella (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer).