National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with LawSikho, a legal education startup, to impart skill training to aspiring learners (from legal and non-legal backgrounds) and provide upskilling in legal programs. NSDC and LawSikho will also provide joint certification for various courses. They will facilitate low-interest skill loans to the learners through NSDC’s network and strategic support will be extended to LawSikho.
The collaboration seeks to benefit more than 10,000 learners over a period of three years, focusing on tier-2, tier-3 cities, small towns, and villages across the country. The program will introduce the learners to cutting-edge digital skills, which can provide them with remote jobs, freelance, internships and other career opportunities. The partnership will facilitate internships and freelancing opportunities in programs such as contract drafting and, diploma and degree courses for lawyers and law students. It will also provide entry-level courses such as virtual assistant, paralegal, among others, for non-lawyers. NSDC will be able to leverage LawSikho’s model that facilitates remote working for high-paying legal and non-legal jobs. Moreover, after learning the relevant skills, the learners can benefit from talent arbitrage jobs where they can work with clients and employers overseas.
The MoU was signed by Ved Mani Tiwari, Chief Operating Officer and Officiating CEO, NSDC and Ramanuj Mukherjee, CEO, LawSikho. The MoU signing ceremony was also attended by Abhyuday Agarwal and Siddhant Baid, who are both co-founders of LawSikho.