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Integrating an Ecosystem of Partners to Reimagine Vocational Education

Integrating an Ecosystem of Partners to Reimagine Vocational Education

A Unique Phygital Model to Enhance Vocational Learning Combining Hands-On Project Work, Multimodal Digital Learning Resources, Live Online Lectures, and Gamified Learning

TCS iON™ has brought together an ecosystem of academia, corporates, publishers, and original equipment manufacturers as part of its innovative phygital model for vocational education. This ecosystem will drive enhanced learning content, experiences and outcomes for learners looking to enhance their skills.

TCS iON has developed a large ecosystem of players with deep expertise in vocational education including Tata STRIVE, Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF), and Apollo Med Skills. It also includes the Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC), which recently expanded its engagement with TCS iON to develop programs for the automotive sector.

TCS iON’s model for vocational education provides learning programs from 3-hours certifications to 3-year credit-based industry degrees. The TCS iON learning construct comprises ten innovative pedagogical elements with multimodal digital learning resources, live online lectures, gamified learning, and simulation-based training. Physical Learning and Practice centers across the country will help participants gain hands-on project work and prepare them effectively for the industry. A key digital platform driving this model is the TCS iON Digital Learning Platform that is used by more than 12.7 million learners – children, youth and working professionals.

We aim to help the youth to continuously enhance their skills and become job ready. Towards this, we leverage our deep domain knowledge and technology expertise, along with our network of partners to reimagine learning and make it more accessible. We will work with our new partners, driving collaboration in new areas as well as delivering industry-aligned experiences to learners beyond the campus in every district of India.

In addition to learning programs, the model includes assessment products, assessment services and platform solutions for skill providers such as ITIs, polytechnics, and skill development institutes as well as for ecosystem enablers and nodal institutions promoting skill development in India for both the government and private sector.

Right now, the model is up and running in India, and we have plans to replicate the same model across the globe.

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