Empass Learning Partners EdCast for NASSCOM’s FutureSkills Initiative

Skill Matters

Gurugram, India, 2018-Sep-18 — /EPR Network/ — Empass Learning today announced its partnership with EdCast, a Silicon Valley based provider of AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud for Unified Discovery, Knowledge Management and Personalized Learning. EdCast powers NASSCOM’s FutureSkills portal that aims to provide online reskilling and upskilling platform to ~2mn+ IT professionals employed at its member companies in India. This technology workforce upskilling initiative was unveiled by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi in February 2018.

Empass (www.empass.mobi) becomes one of the few skill assessment partners who will offer their complete catalog of skill tests seamlessly to all FutureSkills subscribers. Empass Learning’s skill catalog maps to most of the 9 technology areas identified by NASSCOM. These technology areas are seeing widespread adoption by most enterprises but finding a skilled workforce to support the initiatives is becoming a bottleneck not just nationally but also globally.

Under this agreement, all subscribers of FutureSkills portal have exclusive and seamless access to Empass Learning skill assessments in areas such Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, 3D Printing, AR/VR, IoT, Robotic Process Automation and Social & Mobile development. Empass Learning has a unique mobile and web-based assessment solution aimed at Enterprises and Academic institutions which allows skill calibration and learning gap analysis. Empass also promotes Assessments as a means of ‘Learning’ rather than selection, which makes it unique from the other providers of one-time assessments.

Speaking about this partnership, Jaydeep Singh, Founder & CEO of Empass Learning, said “It is an exciting partnership for us given the synergies in EdCast, NASSCOM and our common vision of providing the best-in-class learning interventions in a unified environment in the skill areas that matter. There is no dearth of hhigh-qualitycontent, assessment, labs but bringing it all together in a cohesive, easy-to-use platform reduces the search and discovery effort. It feels nice to be a part of high-visibility and mission-critical national agenda where we aim to support the rich talent pool that India has to offer. Each of the identified skilling area has tremendous potential to bring in new revenue opportunities as well as reduce costs for IT companies.”

“At NASSCOM, we’ve always believed technology-based assessments to be nearly as important as the training itself. Without proper assessment, it is impossible to measure progress and identify the correct learning path one should undertake. The solutions of the partners of NASSCOM FutureSkills will help learners calibrate and continually assess their knowledge and skills. It will also ensure that learners make self-assessment a habit while undertaking their skilling journey on the FutureSkills,” said Amit Aggarwal, CEO – IT/ITES Sector Skill Council of NASSCOM. Karl Mehta, CEO, EdCast said, “FutureSkills with its focus on continuous learning for a global workforce offers a perfect opportunity for Indian companies to accelerate their reskilling initiatives and completely transform their present levels of design, development and support services to their global customers and operations. EdCast welcomes a skill assessment provider like Empass as we want the subscribers of FutureSkills to not only skill up but continuously measure their learning progress throughout their journey.”

About FutureSkills

FutureSkills (https://futureskillsnasscom.edcast.com/) is an industry utility offered by NASSCOM to get India accelerated on a journey to build its skills and become the global hub for talent in the emerging technologies. FutureSkills portal is designed as a resource for the IT-ITeS industry to enable discovery, continuous learning and deep skilling in 9 emerging technologies. The portal has been designed as a marketplace and content library, bringing together the best global providers of content and learning to offer learners information on the latest jobs, the skills needed for those jobs, learning content, assessments and certifications.

About EdCast

EdCast (www.edcast.com) is an AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud for Unified Discovery, Knowledge Management and Personalized Learning. Its award-winning platform is used globally by Fortune 500 companies and government organizations to solve the discovery, curation and recommendation problems of content fragmentation across external, internal, and tacit knowledge sources.

About Empass

Empass Learning (www.empass.mobi) is a leading independent provider of cloud
based skill development and Talent Management solutions. We give businesses
software-as-a-service solution that provides instant results whether you want to
attract, hire, retain or build your talent. With innovative mobile and web-based
assessment solutions in emerging technologies and other business skills we use
adaptive assessments, spaced repetition and gamification best practices to
improve the learner engagement and assessment experience. Empass is a
NASSCOM-10,000 Startup Warehouse-incubated company based out of Gurugram,

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