New Delhi, January 18th, 2023: At a press conference in New Delhi, the innovative education provider Employability.life formally launched its new experiential microcredentials (XPMCs). By giving students direct experience of professional work environments in bite-size chunks, with an industry-aligned credential, XPMCs will transform the education and training landscape, changing the way that young people prepare themselves for the global workplace.
The strategic partner for the XPMC product is Federation University Australia, and Employability.life is delighted to launch the project in the presence of their Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Duncan Bentley, and Carolyn Chong, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Global & Engagement), Federation University Australia.
Through this partnership Federation University Australia will accredit XPMCs and associated teacher training programmes. Additionally, this collaboration will provide an opportunity for eligible students to visit and work on projects within the IBM emerging technologies hub located at Federation’s campus in Ballarat, Victoria.
Employability.life is the pioneer in experiential microcredentials worldwide. The XPMCs are in alignment with the proposed national credit framework under India’s new National Education Policy.
These microcredentials are built with ongoing industry cooperation to ensure maximum value, the partners have launched the initial XPMCs in Cyber security, Digital Finance, Product Management, AI, Digital Transformation, Supply Chain and Smart Manufacturing. By combining these future-facing topics with the benefits of experiential learning and bespoke credentialing, Employability.life will revolutionise training and qualifications, as well as reshape human resource management for corporate partners.
Professor Duncan Bentley, Vice-Chancellor and President of Federation University Australia said, “In a first for Australia, the globally recognised co-operative education model will be embedded across all Federation programs from 2025. Therefore, we are delighted to enter into this strategic partnership with Employability.lifesupporting their mission to build a global co-op ecosystem, which will bring educators, employers, and learners together to help build the digitally-savvy talent that the global economy needs. We have a longstanding relationship with India and we look forward to playing our part in realising its vision to be the ‘skills capital’ of the world.
“Additionally, this collaboration will provide an opportunity for eligible students to visit and work on projects within the IBM emerging technologies hub and in Australia’s largest University Technology Parks located at Federation’s campuses in Ballarat, Victoria.”
Dr. Manish Malhotra, Chairman of Employability.life said, “India’s dream of building a $5 Trillion economy rests on ensuring that its youth engages productively and meaningfully. Employability.life, working in partnership with the country’s most forward-thinking education institutions and its global network of entrepreneurs, educators and employers, wants to empower the students to lead their country towards that goal.”
Mr. Supriyo Chaudhuri, CEO of Employability.life,said, “Employability.life brings experience into education, transforming higher education institutions with project-based learning, all-round engagement with the students and a whole-person approach to their development. We are bringing Agile into education, enabling convergence between the future of work and the future of higher education.”