New Delhi, Delhi, India:
- The unique collaboration aims to impart niche technology skills and connect students with relevant employment opportunities
- NSDC will support Hero Vired by offering internships, industry projects, financing schemes, and facilitating strategic alliances with prospective institutions/business entities in a B2B (business-to-business) or B2I (business-to-individual) capacity
- As a technology innovation partner to support NSDC, Hero Vired will provide learner certifications through its digital commerce platform
Hero Vired, India’s premium EdTech company, has collaborated with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to offer internships, industry projects and financial support to professionals and higher education aspirants. The collaboration aims at developing innovative training programs in emerging and relevant technologies such as drone deployment and game designing, among others. As the technology innovation partner, Hero Vired will support NSDC by creating a digital platform to host learner certifications. This strategic alliance will also help drive NSDC’s vision of creating a future-ready workforce through advanced skill training across sectors. The partnership will enable Hero Vired to play a proactive role in NSDC’s mission in transforming the skill landscape.
NSDC’s skill training programs focus on enhancing skills, matching international standards through active industry engagement, and developing a necessary framework for standards, curriculum, and quality assurance. Leveraging the wide network of the organisation, the collaboration will allow institutions and businesses to access its range of courses and learning programs available through Hero Vired’s integrated platform. All programs available through the collaboration are aligned to the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) and will be co-certified by NSDC.
Ved Mani Tiwari, Chief Operating Officer, NSDC said, “The partnership with Hero Vired will focus on upskilling India’s youth by building their capabilities in new-age skills. The economic landscape is changing rapidly and NSDC endeavors to enable the country’s youth to adapt to this shift. Our vision is to enhance, support and bring together private sector initiatives for skill development. Through this association and by introducing such innovative programs that augment learning in advanced technologies, we endeavour to make the youth competent and future ready.”
Akshay Munjal, CEO and Founder, Hero Vired said, “Hero Vired and NSDC share a vision of reimagining education and skilling in the country. At Hero Vired, the pedagogy consists of instructor-led and hands-on learning. We offer select programs where we are closely involved in the academic side of the business, i.e., creating academic content and delivering it in line with industry requirements – all of which will be aided by the NSDC partnership. We already offer programs in several niche technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, fintech, and game designing, and more, and this collaboration will improve the employability of the youth and open up multifarious avenues for their professional development.”
The programs will focus on holistic end-to-end learning and equip learners with a comprehensive understanding of not only tools and technologies across relevant fields, but the business aspect and soft skills required for problem-solving. While students enrolled in part-time programs at Hero Vired will get a chance to work on industry projects, full-time enrollees will be given internship opportunities where they will work with organisations on solving real-life problems in their domains.
Hero Vired is committed to reimagining education by supporting those who cannot afford it. The company will provide a loan guarantee for the duration of the program (6-11 months) to the first 300 learners during the financial year 2021-22. NSDC will also be a hiring partner, thus, it will have special access to faculty inputs on learners based on their hiring needs. This will enable NSDC to access the top talent under the Hero Vired programs. Additionally, Hero Vired will create customised learning solutions, ensuring a seamless learner and partner onboarding process, offering end-to-end program delivery. This will enable successful learning outcomes, and ultimately prepare young minds for the jobs of future. The skill seekers and professionals can access the online courses on https://herovired.com/, equipping themselves in new-age trades.
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), is a unique Public Private Partnership (PPP), working under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India. NSDC aims to catalyse the creation of quality vocational training ecosystem in India. Since inception in 2010, NSDC has trained over 3 crore people through its collaboration with 600+ training partners and over 11,000 training centres spread across 600+ districts in the country. NSDC has incubated 36 Sector Skill Councils (SSCs), industry-led bodies which are helping in bridging skill gap in the country. NSDC also implements Government’s flagship skill development schemes and programs such as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK), National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS), among others.
About Hero Vired
Hero Vired is India’s premium EdTech company for professionals and higher education aspirants. The company is a startup venture of the Hero Group that offers career-relevant programs, in partnership with world-class universities to make learners more competent and industry-ready for emerging jobs and skills of the future. With the best-in-class short and long-term learning programs, Hero Vired offers overall professional development via skill-based programs and courses that are imperative to a learner’s growth in India’s rapidly evolving digital economy.