AISECT Implements Skills Training and Livelihoods through RISE Program in Eight States
A vocational training and livelihood improvement program is framed under the RISE (Rural India Skill Empowerment) programme.
AISECT is implementing this project in 8 states namely Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha with the facilitation of skills development missions from the respective State, using adequate human resources at each level.
It is initiated by Microsoft in partnership with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
The program envisions empowering women and youth in underserved communities and remote areas, by providing skills training in digital productivity, communication, employability and entrepreneurship.
This program aims to train 200,000 candidates through 20 hours of a training program per module. At the end of the training, candidates will receive a certificate of completion from Microsoft.
Microsoft would also provide mentorship and guidance to enable and improve livelihood opportunities.
To bridge the digital divide and promote the importance of digital learning, Microsoft, through its Microsoft Community Training portal, wants to enroll candidates and engage them in a self-paced mode of learning as well as through live classes and webinars.
Throughout, the project envisions educating candidates on the use and use of digital learning platforms.
Speaking on this initiative of AISECT and Microsoft, Siddharth Chaturvedi, Director of Strengths of AISECT, AISECT is a 37-year-old organization, designed to work for the development of society.
AISECT is pleased to have partnered with Microsoft for the implementation of its skills empowerment program in rural India, which aligns with AISECT’s mission and vision for women’s empowerment and young people.