* The partnership aims to build capacity of Coding Trainers across the country
* 12,500 Coding Trainers to be trained in three-years
* Will enable teaching Coding to millions of school children
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), India’s apex facilitator of skill development and vocational training for India’s youth, has empaneled WhiteHat Jr, a leading live one-on-one online learning platform, as its training partner to accelerate Skill India Mission. WhiteHat Jr, through this partnership, will contribute towards significantly increasing the talent pool of qualified coders to teach coding to children across the country.
NSDC, a public-private partnership organization, is tasked with carrying out initiatives that lay emphasis on training Indian youth in market-ready skills. With the advent of Industry 4.0, the demand for skilled workers is witnessing a surge in areas like Coding, Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), and Robotics. The New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has laid emphasis on the introduction of vocational education and digital / IT-related skills in schools.
Whitehat Jr is one of the largest kids coding platforms in the country, encouraging IT learning and coding amongst students to prepare them for the new-age world. The partnership will encourage promoting learning and upskilling of teachers for the ecosystem.
"WhiteHat Jr was established with the vision of making every child a creator versus a consumer of technology in the digital age. By partnering with the esteemed NSDC, we will enable this vision to come to life for every child in India through creating a network of trainers in the last mile of the country," said Karan Bajaj, Founder and CEO, WhiteHat Jr.
Commenting on the partnership, Arun Pillai, Chief Strategy Officer, National Skill Development Corporation said, “NSDC’s endeavor is to work with world-class organizations to make available their training capacities, knowledge and innovation to the ecosystem of learners in the country. We believe our partnership with WhiteHat JR will help a larger group of students acquire skill sets in emerging technologies. This will enable them to effectively participate in the fast-changing economic and social spheres of life.”
About National Skill Development Corporation
National Skill Development Corporation, working under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, is a unique public-private-partnership that aims to catalyze the creation of a quality vocational training ecosystem in India. Since its inception in 2010, NSDC has trained more than 2.5 crore people through its partnership with 800+ training partners, 11,000+ training centers spread over 700 districts across the country. NSDC has established 36 Sector Skill Councils and is implementing Government’s flagship skill development schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK), National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS), among others.
About WhiteHat Jr
WhiteHat Jr has been launched with the singular mission of empowering kids to become creators versus consumers of technology. The company has channeled students’ natural creativity through an engaging curriculum and personalized, live teacher attention. WhiteHat Jr’s 11,000+ strong teacher workforce conducts thousands of LIVE Coding, Math and Music online classes every day on its proprietary platform. Cumulatively, the company has conducted more than 8.5 million classes to date.