Training provider Simplilearn has on Wednesday signed a pact with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to upskill a wider section of learners in digital technology skills. The company said as part of its agreement 33 courses would be accredited by NSDC, making Simplilearn a part of the government’s Skill India programme. In the first year, said Krishna Kumar, Founder & CEO, Simplilearn, the company aims to train 3000 learners from across the country.
Course durations vary between three months and one year. “This is our first attempt to do something along with the government. There is a set of audience that look at this kind of credibility. Our intent is to align our courses with NSDC framework,” said Kumar, adding that with digital transformation disrupting organisations of all sizes across sectors, business functions and job roles are being reprised which is leading to a mismatch between the skills in demand and the current pool of talent.