Government and Meta Collaborate to Promote Digital Skills Across India

  • 06 Sep 2023

On 4th September, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education and Meta, forged a three-year partnership aimed at democratizing digital skills, enhancing talent pools, and fostering connectivity among students, youth, and micro-entrepreneurs nationwide.

Key Points:

  • Partnership Overview: Meta has signed three Letters of Intent (LoI) with key educational bodies, including the National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
  • The collaboration, titled 'Education to Entrepreneurship: Empowering a Generation of Students, Educators, and Entrepreneurs,' aims to provide digital marketing skills training to 500,000 budding and existing entrepreneurs across India.
  • Training will be delivered through Meta platforms, including Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram, in seven regional languages.
  • Government's Perspective: The program connects various segments of society, including students, youth, the workforce, and micro-entrepreneurs, with cutting-edge technologies.
  • Meta's Previous Initiatives: Earlier this year, Meta introduced the Creators of Metaverse program in collaboration with AICTE, focusing on augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence training.
  • The program aims to empower 100,000 students and 20,000 educators in these emerging technologies.
Additionally, a two-year diploma course in animation is in the works for students across AICTE-affiliated colleges, further enhancing digital education opportunities.