Reliance Foundation partners with National Skill Development Corporation to impact half a million youth

• Over the next three years, 500,000 youth will be impacted with this partnership.
• State-of-the-art courses for future skills will be developed through this partnership.

Reliance Foundation and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) have entered into a strategic  partnership to create courses with future-ready skills for 500,000 Indian youth. This partnership  entails the development of curriculum focusing on creating capacity for the youth in fields including  EdTech, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), environmental sustainability, policy analysis and much  more. With the help of Reliance Foundation’s digital-forward approach, this partnership is expected to  garner popularity among youth interested in newer career avenues that require futuristic thinking.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Education and Skill Development  and Entrepreneurship, said, “India will become unstoppable by embracing the mantra of skilling, re-skilling  and up-skilling. Various digital initiatives in the skilling ecosystem are ensuring Skills Anywhere, Skills  Anytime and Skills for All. As India marches towards becoming a developed nation, by leveraging  technology, scale and sustainability, Indian workforce will meet not only domestic demand, but also global demand and set new benchmarks.”

Emphasising the importance of this strategic partnership, Mr. Jagannatha Kumar, CEO, Reliance Foundation, said, “India has the largest youth population in the world, and this is our effort to prepare them  with future-ready skills. At Reliance Foundation, we believe that this will help in fulfilling their aspirations and achieve their goals. This partnership with NSDC will help youth in skilling, to align competencies with evolving work profiles and opportunities. Reliance Foundation and NSDC bring a common vision and purpose along with our unique strengths, to contribute to our youth.”

Designing and development of high-quality curriculum; setting up student services; training of trainers;  supporting collaborations; AI aided online assessments; certifications and industry aligned placements are  an integral part of this partnership. 

Reliance Foundation has been working on creating and enhancing livelihoods with opportunities for the  marginalised and youth. This partnership with NSDC is yet another step in that direction.