Bengaluru, October 7th, 2022: In an effort to equip India’s youth with relevant skills of the 21st century and increase employment opportunities through upskilling programs, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), working under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), has announced its partnership with Poddar Eduspace — a fast-growing education technology organization focused on student programs ranging from research, volunteering, and skill development to contribute to India’s growth story.
As part of the collaboration, Poddar Eduspace will be impaneled as a skilling partner for NSDC and will provide its WorkEx Bootcamp program and 21st-century Digital Skills Bootcamp program to bridge the gap between industry and education in colleges, increase employment, and help in upskilling candidates across India, mainly in corporates and universities. The partnership agreement was signed by Mr. Sanjeeva Singh, Executive Vice President, CSR & Skill Development Financing, NSDC, and Mr. Vedant Podar, CEO, Poddar Eduspace.
Through Poddar Eduspace’s upskilling program, the WorkEx Bootcamp, which focuses on providing 21st century relevant skills, their students can have access to a 4-module program that includes tracks in collaboration with Harvard Business School Online and Podar Enterprises. The courses will focus on industry-level skills like Data Analytics, Business Strategy and Data Science, Cryptocurrency, and Metaverse. The candidates will also get access to guaranteed virtual research internships to apply their learning and pick up industry-relevant skills.
The course is a 4-certificate program which will be co-branded by NSDC and Podar Eduspace.
Lauding the partnership, Mr. Sanjeeva Singh, Executive Vice President, CSR & Skill Development Financing, NSDC said that new-ages skill and practical knowledge have become indispensable, especially as India braces for Industrial Revolution 4.0. To ensure that India becomes a USD 5 trillion economy and a global powerhouse, all the stakeholders need to come together to create an environment that will skill, reskill and upskill India’s youth for the jobs of the future. He also said that with NSDC joining hands with Poddar Eduspace, the focus will shift towards training students in advanced skills and transforming them into pillars on which the edifice of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat will rest.
Commenting on the collaboration, Mr. Vedant Podar, CEO, Poddar Eduspace added that amid the current geopolitical churn, the demand for digital skills is highly needed for tech-enabled jobs across all the platforms. Through the partnership, they aspire to impact lives
across India and create positive change which will boost our nation’s economic growth, and contribute to the cause of India becoming the skill capital of the world. To keep up with the growing economy, Poddar Eduspace is deeply invested in upskilling youngsters in India so that they can shoulder the demand of the volatile domestic as well as the global markets. This partnership is a vital strong step in that direction and will play a pivotal part in equipping students with skills that they will need to succeed in this digital economy.