Hyderabad: Microsoft on Wednesday announced the launch of Future Ready Talent programme by collaborating with different entities and to provide technology skills to students. The internship programme for students in their second year of college and upwards, the initiative aims to impact over 1.5 lakh higher education students who will join the workforce between 2022 and 2024.
Under the programme, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), FutureSkills Prime-a Nasscom and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) digital skilling initiative, Ernst & Young (EY), GitHub and Quess Corp along with Microsoft will provide a holistic skilling platform, connecting talent to opportunity with its learn-apply-implement framework, it will offer students an end-to-end experience, from digital skilling to working on critical projects in a sandbox environment, to mentoring with industry experts and access to potential employers.
As part of this collaboration, Microsoft will provide learning modules and certifications through its learning platform, Microsoft Learn, skilling students on topics like cloud computing, data & AI and cybersecurity. AICTE will ensure the curriculum is aligned to the National Education Policy, 2020. SSC Nasscom will provide alignment of relevant courses to the National Occupational Standards, linking these courses on FutureSkills Prime. EY will provide the technology and industry mentorship to students during their internship tenure.
GitHub will provide students with free access to the best developer tools via the GitHub Student Developer Pack, as well as the opportunity to collaborate on projects with other developers on GitHub and Quess Corp will manage the learner experience and host a virtual career fair for participants, exposing them to career opportunities across the Microsoft customer and partner ecosystem.
Eligible students can apply for the programme by visiting the Future Ready Talent website and registering for open batches. The registration for the first batch will start on September 15, 2021.