Karnataka Skill Development Corporation (KSDC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Consortium for Technical Education (CTE) to work towards developing highly skilled students by providing training programmes on the latest technological advancements and to encourage and promote entrepreneurship.
Under the partnership, CTE will provide training courses through the Karnataka Skill Connect portal at academic institutions and dedicated learning centers for students in the state of Karnataka. All enrolled candidates who successfully complete the courses will receive certification jointly issued by KSDC and CTE. CTE will present seminars and workshops by technical experts and researchers from both academia and industry on a diverse spectrum of Information Technology related subjects, including Cyber Security, for candidates to enrich and enhance their learning. Candidates will have access to CTE’s vast range of video-based training courses on emerging technologies in the field of cyber security, data science, cloud computing, virtualization and virtual labs to get hands-on practical experiences, according to an official statement.
In addition, CTE will conduct entrepreneurship awareness camps and entrepreneurship development workshops to encourage entrepreneurial spirit and improve the success rate of startups in the country. It will also provide employment assistance to students by arranging campus Interviews at the designated learning centers of Karnataka Skill Development Corporation, the statement further mentioned.
Commenting on the initiative, Director of CTE, K. A. Alagarsamy, said:
In our efforts to impart technical knowledge to the students across the country, we are constantly expanding our association with government agencies. The signing of MoU with Karnataka Skill Development Corporation presents CTE with an opportunity to empower students with the in-demand technical skills enabling them to acquire jobs; and provide expert guidance to the upcoming young entrepreneurs in the state of Karnataka to help them grow their business successfully.
The Consortium for Technical Education is an organisation that aims to empower students for a fruitful career in technology through training programs, workshops, in-plant training and projects. The platform aims to bridge the gap that exists between academia and the corporate world by introducing the latest technologies in all streams and skills that are much sought after in the job market. It intends to be a resource centre that would help educational institutions to provide value-based services and guide the students towards life-changing opportunities.
Indian Revenue Service, Managing Director, KSDC, Ashwin D Gowda, added:
KSDC’s association with CTE will help to provide the youth of Karnataka with skill development programmes to enhance their skill sets on emerging technologies.We are looking forward to building programmes to broaden the skillset of the youth by providing access to training courses and resources on emerging and in-demand technologies. Entrepreneurship development programmes help young entrepreneurs to identify pain points and find solutions to overcome it to succeed in their businesses.
CTE’s vision is to invest in technical knowledge and innovation and provide stellar opportunities for deserving students. It also aims to facilitate learning programs for students and provide them with the current technical resources, upgrades and programs to make them job ready. The organisation believes that students need more exposure to new technologies and lateral thinking to give them an edge in this challenging world.