Dharmendra Pradhan Unveils Digital Version Of Employability Skills Curriculum For ITI Students

New Delhi: Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, on Tuesday unveiled the digital version of Employability Skills curriculum for students enrolled in Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs).

Speaking on the occasion at Future Skills Forum — an initiative of Future Right Skills Network (FRSN) which is a collaborative effort by QUEST Alliance, Accenture, Cisco and JP Morgan — here today, Pradhan elaborated on the transformative power of skilling in boosting employability, shaping India’s future and preparing a 21st century workforce.

Pradhan said India will be the world’s largest economy in the next quarter of the century when the country completes 100 years of Independence.

“From digital payments to vaccinations, we are already ahead in embracing technology in all walks of life and making best-in-class products and services. In this era of technology where nature of workplace is changing rapidly and where new disruptive technologies is no more limited to a small elite, skill development will be the key to unlocking the true potential of our demography,” he added.

The Union minister expressed satisfaction that industry leaders have come together to strengthen the skilling ecosystem as well as think of ways to leverage new technologies like AI, IOT for creating future-ready workforce and larger benefit of society.

The digital lessons include modules on financial and digital literacy, diversity and inclusion, career development, goal setting and entrepreneurship.

Aimed at fulfilling the need for anytime, anywhere learning, these modules will be accessible to over 2.5 million learners through the Indian government’s Bharat Skills portal and other platforms.

The curriculum includes 12 modules in a bite-sized, gamified format, with each lesson being followed by assessments designed to help learners assess depth of their learning.

The digital lessons will be instrumental in introducing innovative pedagogical models like blended learning in it is, which will empower educators to create and lead 21st century classrooms.

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