Launched in 2017 with the goal of re-skilling or up-skilling one crore people in the global workforce by 2020, the initiative has secured pledges from leading international businesses to re-train 1.72 crore people, of which 64 lakh have already been trained.
"Our collaboration with the World Economic Forum is driving systemic change to empower people with 21st century skills to participate in new opportunities created by the Fourth Industrial Revolution," said Surya Kant, President for TCS operations in North America, UK and Europe.
"We are proud of the transformative impact of Closing the Skills Gap and encourage more businesses and countries to join this collective effort to realise the vision of a more inclusive and prosperous future for all," Surya Kant added.
TCS created a dedicated online platform that enabled several leading companies like as Nokia, Barclays, British Telecom, and Mercer, to make measurable commitments to skills development, share insights, and offer best practices.
To complement this business-led approach, the World Economic Forum is initiating and expanding national public-private collaboration task forces to prepare countries for the future of work. This approach has been rolled out in Argentina, lndia, Oman and South Africa, and will expand to 10 economies by the end of 2020.
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