Quest Alliance -Cisco partnered DET, Government of Assam to strengthen skill development ecosystem in the state

Guwahati : Quest Alliance (Quality Education and Skills Training) with support from CISCO, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), has partnered with the Directorate of Employment and Craftsmen Training, Govt of Assam to introduce high-quality employability skills and career development curriculum in 3 Industrial Training Institutes in the state.

With Cisco’s multi-level support, Quest is providing self-learning to bridge the education and skills divide in digital literacy needs in India, and this initiative in Assam is the latest development in that endeavor.

As part of the initiative, employability skills labs are being set up in the three ITIs which will help student’s access self-learning digital curriculum on communicative English and work readiness. Over the year Quest will not only work closely with these ITIs but will also support the department in training Employability Skills instructors in other government ITIs, said  Aakash Sethi, Executive Director, Quest Alliance.

“Digital literacy is the need of the hour, and to achieve this, partners and funds are vital. And, Cisco’s partnership with us to develop digital skill among youth will certainly reinforce our aim of empowering 1 million learners over the next five years. We are now taking this strength to the state of Assam, to provide career-focused employability skill training in the state ITIs.”

Quest and Cisco will be working together on various levels to explore collaborative opportunities to support youth in the age group of 10-35, to meet the rapidly growing digital literacy needs in India.  Quest is working with Cisco teams to explore more efficient software that will deliver self- learning digital content to ITIs and vocational institutes. Quest is also keen to leverage the expertise of Cisco’s Thinkubator team to design low-cost prototypes of teaching-learning aids.

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