National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has announced its association with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, to leverage the Learning and Assessment platform of TCS iON to provide speed and scale in skilling initiatives.
NSDC and TCS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance NSDC’s skill development and capacity building initiatives such as National Occupation Standards (NOS), Qualification Packs and Curriculum. With an objective to strengthen skilling outcomes through digital technology, TCS iON, through its Learning and Assessment platform, will help in developing a framework and integrating these resources. TCS will bring iON platform – the ‘Phygital’ (Physical Assets integrated with Digital platforms) delivery model and its broad partner ecosystem to the engagement.
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), working under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, has been driving the national skill development mission – the Skill India Mission. NSDC is mandated to fulfill the growing need in India for skilled workforce across sectors and narrow the existing gap between the demand and supply of skills.
Over the last few years, TCS iON – a strategic business unit of TCS has invested in high scale robust learning, assessment, and certification platform along with a countrywide infrastructure to deliver education and computer-based tests at scale. A significant partner eco-system with last mile training partners along with corporates from the industry provides a unique ability to offer skills in a “Phygital Model.”
Enabling employment for the skilled youth is another area of focus for this partnership. TCS iON’s skill assessment products – #Cert-n-Edge (https://learning.tcsionhub.in/LLL/he/certnedge) powered by the LLL (Learning Life Long) initiative will help a large number of youth gainfully employed in several companies across the country. Youth can demonstrate their knowledge and their skills in a 2-part assessment program offered by #Cert-n-Edge. This assessment report will be jointly issued by TCS and NSDC and will be aligned to the National Occupational Standards (NOS).