In Commonwealth nations, SIMPLILEARN will offer free digital skill development programmes

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By Education Today

Posted on June 28, 2022


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A global supplier of digital skills training, Simplilearn, has established a collaboration with the Commonwealth nations to offer free digital upskilling courses to students. 10,000 students will have free access to Simplilearn’s $5 million in digital upskilling programmes. Through the collaboration, Simplilearn’s classes will assist students in the Caribbean, Africa, and Pacific to upgrade their knowledge of the digital economy, and each graduate will get a certificate of completion. To provide upskilling opportunities to as many learners as possible, Simplilearn has previously cooperated with Government bodies of several nations in their national digital skilling programmes.

At the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda, the cooperation with Simplilearn and the Commonwealth was unveiled. Learners from the commonwealth region will be able to upskill in subjects like Data, AI, and Technology thanks to the partnership’s offerings. The best beneficiaries of the same will be students in higher education and university enrollment, as well as recent graduates.

Simplilearn’s founder and CEO, Mr. Krishna Kumar, said on the collaboration: “The world is growing more and more digital, thus there is a huge need for professionals to upgrade their skills in the newest digital abilities in order to succeed in the sector. 10,000 learners in the Caribbean, Africa, and the Pacific will get free programmes from Simplilearn through its SkillUp platform. By expanding regional access to top-notch upskilling, we want to further our assistance to the Commonwealth nations. We are eager to collaborate with them in order to increase global prosperity.” The need for youth skilling was also identified, and Mr. Krishna Kumar thanked the Commonwealth Secretary General for her leadership in identifying youth as a crucial resource for the Commonwealth countries as part of their ongoing collaborative action research with Cambridge University’s Center for Resilience and Sustainable Development.