For teaching skills to school and college students, the Goa government inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday with the Directorate of Higher Education, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), India, and Google CS Education.
The MoU was signed to empower and prepare students for the future, which is one of the new National Education Policy’s proposals (NEP 2020).
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, speaking at the event, said it was an employability skill improvement programme for college students and others who wanted to work in the digital economy.
The programme would be utilised to improve college students’ abilities so that they may get an advantage in the competitive job market and be better prepared to fulfil their duties and responsibilities.
From November 8 to 13, 2021, the Directorate of Higher Education will host its inaugural programme, (Kaushalya Week), a skill development holiday camp for schoolchildren, he added.
He stated the first part of the initiative will help around 1100 students, and that the second phase would begin this academic year.
He said that the Directorate of Higher Education (DHE) planned to engage with a variety of academic and business partners.