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RNT-backed startup GlobalGyan signs MOU with NASSCOM FutureSkills

MUMBAI, July 08, 2020 – Ratan Tata backed-EdTech startup GlobalGyan Academy of Management Education has said it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NASSCOM FutureSkills to reskill and upskill two million current employees and train another two million coming into the workforce from universities.

The partnership will enable GlobalGyan to empower thousands of IT industry professionals and students, with access to courses on professional skill development, creating dynamic learning experiences. GlobalGyan will support NASSCOM FutureSkills with a focus on content, evangelism and industry connects, imperative for the IT-BPM industry in India.

A research report on Talent Shortage 2020 shows that 63% of Indian companies report major talent shortage and IT remains one of the hardest roles to fill. NASSCOM FutureSkills is a first-of-its-kind industry initiative to get India accelerated on the journey to building skills and becoming the global hub for talent in the emerging technologies.

Announcing the partnership, Amit Aggarwal, CEO, IT-ITES SSC NASSCOM and Co-architect of NASSCOM FutureSkills initiative said, "Globally there is a greater need for the Arts (A) to get embedded in STEM.  It is imperative for modern workforce to be better at skills like problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration and communication for seamless integration of technical know-how with real-world applications. These skills have become a critical requirement to succeed in the IT-ITES industry these days, and should be studied and learnt along with traditional STEM subjects. We are happy to welcome GlobalGyan as a NASSCOM FutureSkills Platform Partner and we are confident that their industry-oriented, practical approach to professional development will aid with the STEM to STEAM transition.”

Srinivasa Addepalli, CEO and co-Founder, GlobalGyan said, “The real jobs crisis is that there is a mismatch between the skills that the industry desires and those possessed by professionals and students. NASSCOM FutureSkills is a great platform to not only prepare India for future jobs but also create an environment of creativity and innovation. We are excited to partner with this prestigious industry body and look forward to creating wonderful learning experiences on the platform.”

GlobalGyan’s portfolio of digital learning is tailor-made for professionals, with content built by industry experts. With practical design and interactive delivery, its used by India’s largest companies including Tata Communications, Godrej Industries, Future Supply Chain and ITC.

GlobalGyan Academy of Management Education - www.globalgyan.in - is an Edtech startup building a digital platform to help professionals progress their careers with learning and mentoring from industry leaders. Through its mobile and web apps, interactive content and personal coaching, GlobalGyan’s network of experienced leaders provide practical knowledge that professionals can use immediately. Over 10,000 managers from India’s largest corporates have built their business acumen and leadership capabilities at GlobalGyan since 2015. The company’s angel investors include Ratan Tata, Dr. Jagdish Sheth and several other business leaders in India & overseas.

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