Infosys on Thursday, has launched Springboard, It brings digital and life skills for students from class 6 to lifelong learners in India. The programme aims to reach its goal of reskilling more than 10 million people by 2025.
Powered by the company’s education technology platform Wingspan, it offers a lot of knowledgeable courses developed in collaboration with Coursera and Learnship.
It includes programming challenges and practice areas, apart from vocational and soft skills training.
It will allow learners to self-assess and get certified through examinations.Springboard already has 400,000 learners onboard, and more than 300 educational institutions, NGOs and self-help groups use the platform.
The company said Springboard allows learners to prepare for emerging jobs and careers and helps working professionals pick up advanced digital skills. It also helps teachers collaborate better and allows NGOs to impart learning to underserved sections of society. The service is available as an app on Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store.
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“Students and educators need digital curricula and platforms that are more than just hand-me-downs from corporations to truly serve their needs,” said Thirumala Arohi, senior vice president at Infosys.
“Parents and guardians, on the other hand, need the assurance that the learning prepares their wards adequately for the future. NGOs and support groups need to extend this to all strata of our society,” Arohi added.