IT hardware and networking giant Cisco said that it had been signed a letter of Intent(LOI) with the Gujrat government for the digital training and skill development across the state.
According to the CISCO statement, the initiative which is set to be implemented over the next 12 months, will involve the multiple departments such as the Directorate of Employment and Training, the Gujarat knowledge Society, commissioner of Health and Directorate of Primary Education.
“This partnership is aimed at bridging the digital skill gap in the country and enabling citizens to become technology innovators and problem solvers of the future,” said Michael Timmeny, senior vice president and chief government strategy officer at Cisco.
The company also said that the Cisco will work with the Gujarat Knowledge society and theCommisionerate of Technical education to launch the networking academy program in government, engineering, and polythetic colleges.
The company will also additionally carry out a pilot for the telemedicine in the state to provide better hospital access in a remote rural area.
The company said that it had also set up the networking academics in 11 ITI’s and has also trained more than 2000 students in the digital skills in more than 12 months.
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