UPSDM, IBM and REACHA's Association

IBM exchanged MoU with Uttar Pradesh Skills Development Mission (UPSDM), Government of Uttar Pradesh facilitated by REACHA at Global Investors Summit on 12th February, 2023 at Lucknow in the presence of Mr Kapil Dev Agrawal, Minister of State, Vocational Education and Skill Development, Mr Andra Vamsi (IAS), UPSDM Director, Mr Manoj Balachandran, Head CSR, IBM India & South Asia, Mr Nikhil Pant, CEO, REACHA, Mr Hitesh Goyal, Head, Projects & Partnerships, REACHA and Mr Vijay Prakash, Senior Programme Manager, REACHA.

Rollout of MoU in UP with REACHA

  • REACHA has conducted a total of 19 sessions across UP. The team visited 17 Training Centers of UPSDM in Lucknow during the month of February 2023, and conducted 25 orientation sessions. Two Virtual orientation sessions were conducted at Lalitpur Training center.
  • A total of 1353 trainees have filled the UPSDM IBM SkillsBuild registration form. 922 trainees have joined the online portal.
  • Some statistics: Learning Hours completed- 15809 and Courses completed- 969.
  • Trainers were also registered for IBM SkillsBuild orientation session and were briefed about all the courses.


REACHA is a community-based Non-Government Organisation (NGO) with a mission to deliver high impact to human development sectors like education, health, skilling of youth, women's empowerment etc. To do this, it works closely with beneficiary underprivileged communities on need- based projects- partnering Govt, CSR, Civil Society and Academic Institutions, leading to optimum outcomes. A key approach is to get all stakeholders together-for co-creation, convergence and collaboration. REACHA is the implementing partner of IBM SkillsBuild program.