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NSDC, OdinSchool partner to Skill IndianYouth

Press Release | DC Correspondent

Published on: November 3, 2023 | Updated on: November 3, 2023

India's IT Industry: Shortage of 1 Million Skilled Professionals Demands Urgent Upskilling & Collaboration

National Skill Development Corporation

National Skill Development Corporation

Hyderabad: According to a report published by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), India is projected to encounter a significant shortage of skilled workers in various sectors. Estimates suggest this deficit could range between 103 million to 109 million skilled professionals.

The IT industry in India is grappling with a substantial skill gap, resulting in an estimated scarcity of over 1 million proficient IT professionals. This skill gap can have several serious consequences, like a potential hindrance to the overall growth and competitiveness of the IT industry in India. Measures such as upskilling programs, educational reforms, and industry-academic collaborations are necessary.

In a transformative stride towards revolutionizing skill development in India, OdinSchool, a leading upskilling platform, has formed a strategic partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Through this partnership, learners who complete OdinSchool’s data science and web developer courses will receive a co-branded certificate of completion endorsed by NSDC, showcasing their proficiency and mastery.

NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation), a public-private partnership organization in India was established to promote and facilitate skill development in the country. NSDC fosters skills training and vocational education across various industries and sectors.

An NSDC certificate can be valuable for individuals seeking employment in industries where specific skills and competencies are highly valued. Employers may view NSDC certification as an assurance that the candidate has received quality training and possesses the required skills for the job.

Shared Vision for Empowering Careers

OdinSchool is now affiliated with NSDC, and this alliance will aim to standardize tech upskilling in developing high-growth industries. This will be one of the best ways to develop a sizable pool of competent professionals. OdinSchool graduates will now be certified by a national government body and can directly download their certificate from the NSDC portal.

An NSDC certificate demonstrates a person's skills and knowledge in a specific area, giving them more credibility and job value.

Additionally, this relationship will advance "women empowerment." Odin School also recognizes the immense potential that women bring to the table in helping businesses grow and flourish.

Several women who had taken a break from their career for various reasons have been trained and placed in the top companies, thereby helping them relaunch their career in the new-age tech domain. This also helps address the gender gap in the industry along with the skill gap.

Recognizing that industry-relevant skills are paramount in today's competitive job market, this potential partnership seeks to marry OdinSchool's innovative upskilling approach with NSDC's authority and proven track record in skill development.

Vijay Pasupulati, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OdinSchool, said, "OdinSchool was launched with the express purpose of developing a substantial skilled workforce.

We are happy to collaborate with NSDC, one of India's finest public-private partnerships. Thanks to this relationship, OdinSchool will now have a bigger role to play in closing India's expanding talent gap, especially in the new fields within the larger IT sector."

Transforming Careers, Changing Lives

One of the most remarkable aspects of OdinSchool's impact is its ability to upgrade jobs, especially for individuals from non-technical backgrounds. Through tailored programs and personalized guidance, OdinSchool has witnessed numerous success stories of individuals transitioning from different domains to the tech sector.

Success Stories

Supraja: A B.Tech dropout with a 10-year career gap, now a Business Intelligence Associate at Celebal Technologies.

Aman Verma: Moved from tutoring to a successful data engineer at Cloud4C Services.

Nidhi Kulkarni: Transitioned from nutrition to a software engineer at Prolifics.

Nipun Gupta: Shifted from a college professor to a data scientist at Ab-InBev.

Angelina Daisy: Relaunched her career as an Associate Software Engineer at Motivity Labs after a 14-year break.

OdinSchool closely interacts with the industry so they can prepare the talent easily deployable to projects and close the skill gap. The entire program, from curriculum design to pedagogy and outcomes, is aligned to addressing the needs of the current industry.

Charting the Course Forward

As OdinSchool and NSDC embark on this transformative journey, there is no doubt that they will leave an indelible mark on India's tech landscape, paving the way for a brighter, more dynamic future for all those who seek to excel in the world of technology.

Who Can Join OdinSchool's Upskilling Courses?

Anyone (graduates, working professionals) can join OdinSchool's upskilling courses. This includes people from IT and non-IT educational backgrounds. OdinSchool also accepts students with long career gaps.

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