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TCS, WEF secure commitment to equip 1.72 crore people with digital skills


on Thursday announced significant in its partnership with the and the Closing the Skills Gap coalition.

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 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, for operations in North America, UK and

"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," added.

created a that enabled several leading companies like as Nokia, Barclays, British Telecom, and Mercer, to make to skills development, share insights, and offer best practices.

To complement this business-led approach, the 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, and South Africa, and will expand to 10 economies by the end of 2020.

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First Published: Thu, February 14 2019. 13:06 IST