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British Council, Microsoft sign MoU to enhance job prospects of Indian youths

By, New Delhi
May 30, 2023 11:16 PM IST

British Council has collaborated with Microsoft and co-developed three-year partnership programme, 'English Skills for Youth'.

British Council and Microsoft have come together to enhance the employment prospects of 4 lakh Indian youths, majorly women. Both the organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a co-developed three-year partnership programme, 'English Skills for Youth'.

British Council, Microsoft signs MoU to enhance job prospects of Indian youths
British Council, Microsoft signs MoU to enhance job prospects of Indian youths

The newly launched programme aims to enhance the life opportunities of young people, aged 18-25, particularly women, in socio-economically marginalised communities across India.

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As per an official press release issued by British Council, the primary objective of the 'English Skills for Youth' project is to enhance employability opportunities for the youth. This programme will be integrated into rural engineering colleges linked to Microsoft’s existing NGO/partner skilling projects for the underserved.

The project seeks to benefit 60,000 youth and 600 teachers during the initial 3 year pilot phase, with a goal of reaching 400,000 young people engaged in Microsoft Philanthropies funded projects. The programme will focus on building English communication skills and soft skills to equip students to present themselves confidently at job interviews and/or sustain their jobs in companies with a global customer base.

This partnership will promote inclusivity, provide opportunities for socio-economically underserved youth, with special focus on English language skills for employability of women, read the press statement.

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