Tech education startup AcadGild and IL&FS Skills Development Corporation have partnered to offer technology and business oriented courses to students aimed at improving their employability potential.
The pact eyes skilling over two lakh Indian students by 2019, the companies said in a joint statement.
The partnership will enable IL&FS Skills to expand beyond its current vocational and skill-based training programmes to tech courses like Android Developer, Big Data & Digital Marketing conducted by AcadGild which will now be offered at more than 100 IL&FS centres across the country, it said.
"The partnership is aimed at addressing skill-gap in the country. With IL&FS Skills' network, our reach has expanded exponentially enabling even those who do not have access to computers the opportunity to benefit from the courses we conduct," Vinod Dham, CEO and Co-Founder, AcadGild, said.
"The partnership will help us to expand our offerings beyond school drop outs to graduates and engineering students and enable us to deliver high-quality technology and business courses to youth across the country," RCM Reddy, Managing Director and CEO IL&FS Skills said.
Vikalp Jain, President and Co-Founder, AcadGild noted that the courses will be conducted using a hybrid approach wherein students will get access to physical labs and classrooms at of IL&FS Skills' vocational training centres.
IL&FS Skills is promoted by IL&FS Education and Technology Services Limited (IL&FS Education), the social infrastructure arm of IL&FS Group, in partnership with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
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