Telangana Government’s TASK to provide online course to unemployed youth

Telangana Government’s TASK to provide online course to unemployed youth
Telangana Government will provide as many as 3,800 online courses free of cost (Source: Shutterstock) Team Careers360 | Jul 14, 2020 - 6:22 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge, or TASK, in collaboration with Coursera, will provide upskilling courses to train 50,000 unemployed youth during the COVID-19 crisis.

TASK, a non-profit organisation, created by the Telangana Government will provide as many as 3,800 online courses free of cost. The program intends to help youth develop “high-demand skills” in fields like data science, cloud computing, blockchain, AI, computer science, and the Internet of Things.

“It will also include access to highly sought after professional certificates like the Google IT Support Professional Certificate, designed to train people with no tech background for IT jobs,” an official statement said.

Learners can enroll in the courses offered through the initiative by September 30, 2020, and will have access until the end of the year to complete the courses.

The initiative will be flagged off on World Youth Skills Day which falls on July 15.

Online course in COVID-19 lockdown

TASK has been engaged in skilling youth and making them more employable to curb the unemployment rate in the state since 2014.

Several states in the US and countries around the world that are using Coursera to offer job-relevant online learning to unemployed workers.

“The present pandemic induced slowdown should be seen as an opportunity and used effectively by students, graduates seeking jobs as well as professionals who are between jobs, to skill themselves in areas that are less likely to be impacted by a crisis of this nature,” said Shrikant Sinha, CEO, TASK.

“We are excited to work with the world’s leading online learning platform to train our youth in the latest digital skills, taught by instructors from the best universities and companies around the world,” he added.

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