Hoping Minds & NSDC to train 17,000+ students in futuristic skills

The collaboration will benefit students from tier 2 and 3 cities


National Skill Development Cororation (NSDC) is collaborating with Hoping Minds, a placement-oriented skill-development venture, to offer training programmes that will impart futuristic skills to students from tier 2 and tier 3 cities.

Courses on full-stack development (MERN), data science, applied EV design & integration, as well as hydrocarbon field & distribution engineering will be made available to interested learners. The partnership will benefit over 17,000 learners from the small towns and villages across India providing provided counselling, direction, learning and practical experience required to get aspirational jobs.

The programmes will be focussed on holistic development and will place the students above a minimum threshold package. The participants will be not only be corporate ready but will also be positioned for faster growth. Fees will be applicable only after students start earning.

According to Sanjeeva Singh, executive VP, CSR and skill development financing, NSDC, “Around 17000+ students shall be trained and placed in futuristic skills (in emerging sectors such as IT, EV, and so on) under this partnership. This alliance will especially help students from tier-2/3 cities, small towns, and villages receive hands-on experience for aspirational roles that put them on high-growth career tracks.”

Ishan Kapoor, co-founder, Hoping Minds, is happy about the collaboration which “is aligned with Prime Minister Modi’s call to make India the Skill Capital of the World and the vision of NSDC to meet the burgeoning demand for skilled labour in India and close the skills gap that exists currently”.

Through NSDC and its networks, students will be able to access low-interest skill loans, and bag various opportunities.

Hoping Minds will have access to the pan-India network of NSDC-accredited partner training institutes for joint marketing and promotion of programmes, events and batches via NSDC’s digital/electronic-media ecosystem, and international market opportunities via NSDC International.

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