Microsoft training for 1.62 lakh students in AP: Jagan
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday distributed certificates to 35,980 students who completed Microsoft Upskilling Program
VISAKHAPATNAM: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday distributed certificates to 35,980 students who completed Microsoft Upskilling Program at the Microsoft certification ceremony held at Andhra University Convocation Hall here.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister said it was a proud moment for the State's education sector as a new chapter had been commenced with Microsoft coming forward to train over 1.62 lakh students. He felt that Andhra Pradesh made efforts to provide job-oriented education by imparting skills and thus tied up with Microsoft to train the students and prepare them to withstand and compete in the competitive world.
Congratulating the students, who successfully completed the training, the Chief Minister stated that this was the first of its kind initiative in the country where over 1,62,000 students were being trained in 40 different courses free of cost, as the entire course fee was being borne by the State government. The state government spent up to Rs.50,000 on each student towards this training, he said adding that such courses would help youngsters in grabbing good job opportunities.
He said that his government prioritised education sector and rolled out initiatives like making English a medium of instruction in government schools and implementing schemes like Amma Vodi, Vidya Deevena, Vasati Deevena, and Vidya Kanuka among others. Besides these, the government had also reconstructed curriculums, made mandatory internships, and also introduced a 4-years Honours program. He stated that so far more than 2500 video lessons and 451 audio podcasts had been made available for the students and also made a pact with MNCs for providing internships.