“The Government’s focus on preparing our youth and workforce in these rapidly transforming times, to be equipped with the skills to succeed and play important roles in the evolving landscape of technology and the global economy. Digital skills, while representing skilling and entrepreneurship in the innovation ecosystem, more importantly represents a bridge between lakhs of small rural, micro and self-employed entrepreneurs, enabling them to expand, grow and succeed.” – Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology, and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
Under the partnership with NIESBUD, one million entrepreneurs will get access to digital marketing skills by Meta over the next 3 years. Further, budding and existing entrepreneurs will be trained in digital marketing skills using Meta platforms: Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram in 7 regional languages. 50 impact stories from regional languages will be identified. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) will be the implementation partners for the initiative.
Emerging Technology in Education
To bring together our work across education and skilling, mapping the journey of India’s students from the classroom to the workforce, we have announced a three-year partnership with the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to empower students, educators, and entrepreneurs across India.
“Education to Entrepreneurship’ partnership is a game-changer, which will take Digital Skilling to the grassroots. This will build capacities of our talent pool, seamlessly connect students, youth, workforce & micro-entrepreneurs, with futuristic technologies and transform our Amrit Peedhi into new-age problem solvers and entrepreneurs. India’s democracy, demography, and diversity are to be connected with technology conversion so that technology becomes the equalizer for the entire society. Guided by the tenets of NEP, META’s partnerships with NIESBUD, CBSE & AICTE will catalyse infinite possibilities for equipping our population with critical digital skills and empowering micro entrepreneurs and small businesses.” – Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Earlier this year, Meta also partnered with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship for a G20 event showcasing innovations in skilling and the role of advanced technologies (VR & AR) for skill enablement.