LinkedIn and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) have announced a partnership to provide digital skills training to the youth for enhancing employability. As part of this, 10 free LinkedIn Learning paths, consisting of 140 courses for in-demand technology jobs, will be made available on eSkill India digital platform until 31 March 2021. LinkedIn will also provide periodic labour market insights to NSDC based on data of more than 69 million members in India. This will include in-demand skills, emerging jobs, and global hiring rates so that NSDC can better understand the needs and requirements of the skilling ecosystem. According to LinkedIn’s data, Indian professionals with digital skills are 20 per cent more in demand than professionals without such skills.

Each learning path includes a series of video content to help develop core digital skills, covering a range of skills from entry-level digital literacy to advanced product-based skills. LinkedIn will also give access to three soft skills learning paths for free on the same portal. e-Skill India aggregates digital learning resources across multiple sectors and regional languages with the goal of providing young people the technology and skills needed to thrive in a digital economy.

In a press release, Ashutosh Gupta, India country manager for LinkedIn, said, ‘By making digital reskilling resources more accessible, we hope to level the playing field so that everyone has an opportunity to not just get back into the workforce, but to also re-skill and obtain meaningful work.’