India Code Week to provide coding training for more than 50,500 youth

SAP SE India announced the Code Week initiative to train 50,500 youth in ICT skills in 390 centers across the country. The program will take place under the framework of Code Unnati, a collaborative digital literacy and software skills development initiative launched earlier this year in collaboration with ITC and Larsen & Toubro Public Charitable Trust.

The Code Week initiative will provide students with the skills required to develop applications on their own. By the end of the course, a 24-hour hackathon will take place, inviting participants to develop applications to boost economic development. Around 300 instructors tutored by 60 master trainers will guide the exercise. The curriculum will include different programming techniques, algorithm and flow-chart development, and creative problem-solving strategies.

According to Deb Deep Sengupta, President and Managing Director for India, “Digital literacy is the key to creating meaningful and new employment opportunities and bridging the digital divide among rural youth… The Code Week is an aim to continue this initiative by empowering students and young citizens to contribute by creating new tools and skilling opportunities that can be a catalyst in our digital transformation agenda.”

Source: DQ India