DigiSaksham

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    Recently ,the Minister for Labour and Employment launched DigiSaksham .

    DigiSaksham 

    • It is  a digital skills programme to enhance the employability of youth by imparting digital skills that are required in an increasingly technology driven era.
    • This joint initiative with Microsoft India is an extension of the Government’s ongoing programs to support the youth from rural and semi-urban areas.
    • Through DigiSaksham initiative, free of cost training in digital skills including basic skills as well as advanced computing, will be provided to more than 3 lakh youths in the first year. 
    •  The initiative gives priority to the job-seekers of semi urban areas belonging to disadvantaged communities, including those who have lost their jobs due to Covid-19 pandemic.
    • The Jobseekers can access the training through National Career Service (NCS) Portal.
    • Features :
      • Under the DigiSaksham 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). 

    National Career Service (NCS)

    • ?National Career Service is a Five Year Mission Mode Project launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 20th July, 2015. 
    • The Ministry of Labour and Employment is implementing the National Career Service (NCS) 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. 

    Source:TH