Infosys Springboard to bring Digital Life Skills for Students in India

Infosys (NSE, BSE, NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, today announced that it has launched Infosys Springboard to accelerate progress on its ESG goal to expand digital reskilling initiatives to 10 million plus people by 2025. As part of Infosys CSR, Infosys Springboard provides a curriculum-rich virtual platform that delivers corporate-grade learning experiences, on any device, with closer educator-learner collaboration for students from Class 6 to lifelong learners. This, alongside formal education, helps accelerate digital reskilling for participating learners, ranging from school and college students to professionals and adults.

Infosys Springboard’s holistic set of courses, powered by Infosys Wingspan and developed in collaboration with world-leading digital educators like Coursera and Learnship, takes advantage of Infosys’ 4 decades of rich experience in employee and broad-based student competency development. It is also fully aligned with India’s National Education Policy 2020. The learning program is particularly well-suited to grow vocational skills in addition to soft skills. Masterclasses, programing challenges, practice areas and playgrounds for experimentation make the training immersive for all. The assessment formats that follow are new-age ready with certification for learners who pass the virtual proctored examination. Nearly 400,000 learners and 300+ education institutions, NGOs and support groups are already onboard Infosys Springboard.

Infosys Springboard empowers:

Students to ‘learn by doing’ and develop holistically in preparation for emerging jobs and career opportunities
Women with a focused learning portal, specialized resources and expert mentors for holistic development
Working professionals with advanced digital skills to prepare them for high-paying jobs of the future
Teachers to better collaborate with learners on their skilling journey using the platform’s engagement features
NGOs to extend learning benefits more broadly, especially to the underserved sections of society
“The pandemic has underscored the urgent need for accessible instruments of digital learning for people from all walks of life. Infosys, for decades, has already been working to strengthen digital capabilities within our own workforce, our clients, students and the communities we engage with. Infosys Springboard is a significant investment to help deliver on our ongoing ESG commitment to bridge the digital divide as we move into the future,” said, Nilanjan Roy, Chief Financial Officer at Infosys.

Infosys Springboard will further amplify our ongoing programs like Infosys Campus Connect to deepen industry-academia relationships, Infosys Catch Them Young annual training program in Information Technology for high school students and Aspire and Achieve workshops for aspiring professionals. Infosys Springboard is now available on both Play Store and App Store.

Thirumala Arohi, Senior Vice President and Head – Education, Training and Assessment at Infosys, said, “Students and educators need digital curricula and platforms that are more than just hand-me-downs from corporates to truly serve their needs. 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 the learning and make it more inclusive across the strata of our society. Infosys Springboard creates a framework that addresses all of their pressing concerns.”

 

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