Global tech giant Microsoft has announced a partnership with State Bank of India to train differently-abled people for empowering them to find jobs in the banking, financial services and insurance sector.
More than 500 differently-abled youths will be upskilled in the first year of the partnership. As per the firm it is an ideal partnership. This is a new beginning in training and finding people with any kind of disability but employable. Our experience with them has been fantastic, SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar told the media persons in Mumbai.
Microsoft’s president of global sales, marketing and operations Jean-Philippe Courtois said that there are 26 million differently-abled people in India and it is important to use advanced ways to use technology to enable them participate in the 21st century economy.
A company statement said SBI Foundation and Microsoft will be developing an artificial intelligence backed market place that will help the BFSI industry to connect more easily with differently-abled people for upskilling and employment opportunities.