Ministry for Labour and Employment with Microsoft india launched DigiSaksham - a digital skills programme to enhance the employability of youth by imparting digital skills.
This initiative is an extension of the Government’s ongoing programs to support the youth from rural and semi-urban areas.
Through this initiative, free of cost training in digital skills including basic skills as well as advance computing, will be provided to more than 3 lakh youths in the first year. The Jobseekers can access the training through National Career Service Portal. The initiative gives priority to the job-seekers of semi urban areas belonging to disadvantaged communities.
Under this initiative, there will be basically three types of training viz. Digital Skills -Self paced learning, VILT mode training (Virtual Instructor led) and ILT mode training (Instructor led).
The Ministry of Labour and Employment is implementing the National Career Service Project as a Mission Mode Project for transformation of the National Employment Service to provide a variety of employment related services like job matching, career counselling, vocational guidance, information on skill development courses, apprenticeship, internships etc.