New Delhi– Tech major IBM India and NITI Aayog on Wednesday announced an internship program for the top performing under-18 students selected by the ATAL Innovation Mission, a flagship program of the government to promote entrepreneurship and innovation.

Over 40 high school students will go through a two-week paid internship at the IBM campus in Bengaluru, the company said in a statement.

The students will be trained in areas like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), cyber security, Cloud computing, Blockchain and critical workplace skills.

“Our collaboration with NITI Aayog will help students better align with industry imperatives and make them future-proof,” said Chaitanya Sreenivas, Vice President and HR Head, IBM India Pvt Ltd.

R Ramanan, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission said that IBM’s resources will enable the students with new-age capabilities and impart valuable problem solving, innovation and entrepreneurial skills to create the job creators of the future.

Select teachers will also be trained by IBM volunteers and mentors as part of the program. (IANS)

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