IBM Joins Forces with Government of Gujarat to Elevate Technical Education and Skill Development

IBM's SkillsBuild initiative aims to shape Gujarat's tech future by equipping the workforce with essential AI and hybrid cloud skills.

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IBM collaborates with the Commissionerate of Technical Education, Government of Gujarat to propel Skilling in AI and Emerging Technologies in Gujarat

In collaboration, IBM has partnered with the Commissionerate of Technical Education (CTE) of the Government of Gujarat to fortify technical and professional education in the state. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signifies a commitment to advancing education and skill development, focusing on equipping learners in Gujarat with essential skills in emerging technologies such as AI (including generative AI), cybersecurity, hybrid cloud, and workplace skills for professional development.

The collaboration aims to leverage IBM SkillsBuild, a pro-bono education programme tailored for underrepresented communities in tech. The initiative seeks to enhance the expertise of learners in Gujarat through training programmes, addressing knowledge gaps in emerging technologies and soft skills. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, expressed that such collaborations, including the one with IBM, are instrumental in furthering Gujarat's excellence in technical education.

“In 2024, the emergence of technologies like GenAI and quantum computing signals transformative changes. Aligned with the vision of Viksit Bharat@2047, our collaboration with CTE Gujarat aims to further strengthen Gujarat's education and skilling ecosystem. Through training programmes under IBM SkillsBuild, we will bridge knowledge gaps for graduates and professionals, enhancing their expertise in emerging technology and soft skills. This collaboration bolsters our demographic dividend, positioning it for global excellence," said Gaurav Sharma, Vice President, IBM India Software Labs.

IBM recently unveiled the new IBM Consulting Client Innovation Centre (CIC) in Gandhinagar, focusing on key technology areas such as generative artificial intelligence, hybrid cloud, and cybersecurity. The collaboration aspires to cultivate a robust education and skilling ecosystem in India, fostering critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and next-generation innovators.

 


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