Accordingly Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday entered into a strategic partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to empower youth and entrepreneurs with digital skills in India. Meanwhile the partnership, signed in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, will enable Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to incorporate Facebook's training on Digital Marketing Skills in its courses, besides providing trainees with access to local, domestic and international markets.
Meanwhile the program includes courses on Digital Marketing, Online Safety and Financial Literacy in regional languages with Facebook imparting training to people nominated by the NSDC and these will up-skill job seekers and increase their prospects of employment. Ankhi Das, Public Policy Director, India, South and Central Asia Facebook, said in a statement "We are delighted to partner with the National Skill Development Corporation to help in up schilling the youth of the country and also empower local businesses by providing training and resources to build up a digital presence and grow their businesses beyond what the traditional offline economies offer".
She added "This skilled workforce and
successful businesses are imperative for boosting employment and economic
growth in the country". Moreover the collaboration will also enable
trainees to have access to Facebook's Jobs tool to easily search for job
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