Facebook joins Skill India Mission


New Delhi, Facebook and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), have joined hands to empower youth and entrepreneurs with digital skills in India. Strengthening the Skill India Mission, the partnership will enable MSDE to incorporate Facebook’s training on Digital Marketing Skills in its courses besides providing trainees with access to local, domestic and international markets. The program includes courses on Digital Marketing, Online Safety & Financial Literacy in regional languages with Facebook training master trainers nominated by the NSDC. This will up-skill job seekers and increase their prospects of employment. Addressing a key challenge faced by NSDC, the partnership will also enable trainees to have access to Facebook’s Jobs tool to easily search for job openings. Commenting on the initiative, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, “Under the Skill India Mission we are able to annually skill, reskill and upskill close to one crore youth in the country through central government programs. This partnership with Facebook aims to leverage the digital opportunity which can assist in creating a market place for many businesses and service offerings for candidates getting trained under government’s skill ecosystem and; also act as an information kiosk for knowledge sharing.''

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