Bangalore, March 23rd, 2023: NASSCOM Foundation and IG Group, a global fintech company, have joined forces to empower young people in the state and equip them with the skills they need to succeed in the global workforce. The project, which will benefit 300 individuals between the ages of 21 and 30 from marginalized communities, focuses on skill development and digital literacy.
The primary objective of the project is to enhance the employability prospects of the beneficiaries by improving their digital and financial literacy. To achieve this, the project will provide training in communication and soft skills, as well as education on digital and financial matters. In addition, the project will offer technical training in BPO training and digital accessibility training to the beneficiaries.
The ultimate goal of the collaboration between NASSCOM Foundation and IG Group is to empower young people in the state and help them join the global workforce. By providing training in digital and financial literacy, the project aims to enhance the employability prospects of marginalized communities. With this initiative, the beneficiaries will acquire technical skills, communication and soft skills, and will be better equipped to succeed in their careers.
Commenting on the collaboration, Nidhi Bhasin, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation, said, “In the current digital economy, providing digital skills especially to the last mile, is essential to meet the requirements of the rapidly evolving industries. We are thrilled to collaborate with IG Group on this vital initiative that will help create a future ready workforce and open new avenues of learning and job opportunities for women and PwDs from the marginalized communities.”
Jon Noble, Global Chief Operating Officer, IG Group, “We employ hundreds of people locally, and we want to help give back to elevate the opportunities for the wider community as part of our commitment to this region. The collaboration with NASSCOM Foundation aligns with our commitment to make a positive impact in the communities where we operate. We believe that digital skills are essential to drive inclusive economic growth and are committed to building a more equitable society by investing in such initiatives.”
The partnership between NASSCOM Foundation and IG Group is poised to create a substantial impact on the lives of underprivileged women and individuals with disabilities in Bangalore, empowering them to partake in the digital economy and forge a better future for themselves.