Digital academy initiative launched in India

Capgemini has announced it will set up two Digital Academies in India to equip marginalized and under-represented populations with digital skills, including disadvantaged youth who are NEET (not in education, employment or training), as well as people who are struggling with long-term unemployment, people with disabilities, and those in transition such as refugees.

The Digital Academies be set up in Mumbai and Pune, the latter of which will be a women-only residential center. The initial target is to train 100 unemployed youth in a variety of digital skills (including coding, web development, and SQL) and complementary soft skills over the course of 500 hours of teaching. Successful participants will be awarded a certification upon completion of the training course.

“The two Digital Academy centers reinforce our commitment to drive equal opportunity and leverage our expertise as a technology company to bring individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds into the mainstream job market,” said Ashwin Yardi, Chief Executive Officer, Capgemini in India. 

In recent years the company has opened similar Digital Academies in Morocco, North America, Spain, The Netherlands, and the UK.

Source: The Economic Times