New Advanced Technical Diploma curriculum to train Indian youth for specialized IT employment

The Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) in India and IBM launched a two-year Advanced Technical Diploma curriculum to provide youth with technical skills for landing in specialized jobs. The program will be offered to students from Industrial Training Institutes starting in the first quarter of 2018, at first in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Noida. One of the courses will only be offered for female students.

The program will include hands-on industry coursework related to hardware maintenance, web development, cloud technologies, data analytics and soft skills. Students can apply for admission after finishing 12th grade and they might be eligible for paid internships after completing the course. In the end, the skills learned will be tailored to meet employers’ needs.

According to Shiri Ananthkumar Hedge, “This MoU signing with IBM is another step in the technical upliftment of already existing courses in the Skill India mission. Through this, NCVT will tend to empower the resources to be multi-skilled and multi-tasking, so as to scale themselves to the demand of New India.” and IBM