The Caterpillar Foundation is partnering with MIT Solve on the Future of Work in India and Indonesia Challenge, to identify and support workforce development solutions that can lead to the digital upskilling and reskilling of Indian and Indonesian populations. A total pool of $395,000 in prize funding is available for selected winners.
BY WESAM OSAMA
MIT Solve, together with the Caterpillar Foundation, launched the Future of Work in India and Indonesia Challenge. The pandemic has accelerated the need to bridge the skills gap by upskilling the existing workforce to meet industry demands. And preparing the next generation of workers with the skills required to take part in the digitally driven economy of the future.
Thus, the challenge is seeking innovative solutions to provide workers with the skills they need to participate and prosper in the digital and technology-driven economy of the future.
Who can apply?
Innovative solutions should equip existing workers in India and Indonesia with country-appropriate and culturally relevant digital literacy skills. They also need to provide vocational training opportunities in order to apply.
Solutions also need to connect the skills of the Indian and Indonesian workforces to the demands of employers. As well as increase and leverage the participation of underserved communities in India and Indonesia. Especially women, low-income, and remote groups in the creation, development, and deployment of new technologies, jobs, and industries.
A total pool of $395,000 in prize funding is available for the selected winners.
Innovative solutions can apply here before December 10th.