- IBM aims at training 10,000 faculty members from ITIs across the country in one year
- The program will be executed with 14 trainers across seven locations with over 200 workshops.
The Directorate General of Training (DGT), under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), has signed an agreement with Global IT major IBM to launch a nationwide Train-the-Trainer program in basic Artificial Intelligence (AI) skills.
As part of the program, ITI trainers will be trained on basic AI skills towards using the technology in their day-to-day training activities.
This program aims at enabling the trainers with basic approach, workflow and application of AI that they can apply in their training modules, MSDE said in a statement.
“In the coming times many more training programs will be initiated for the trainers. These will be integral for skilling the youth with modern technological knowledge and skills,” asserted Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Bridging the technological gap between students and teachers
IBM aims at training 10,000 faculty members from ITIs across the country over a period of one year. The program will be executed with 14 trainers across seven locations with over 200 workshops.
IBM will provide the necessary training at these seven centres, which include six National Skill Training Institutes (NSTIs) and one Industrial Training Centre (ITI) in Pune.
RK Singh, Minister of State, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, added, “Programs for training the trainers that bridge the technological gap between the students and teachers are the need of the hour. These programs will ensure the passing of industry relevant skills to students promoting better learning and better retention by the students.”
Individuals that complete the course will be awarded certification of participation and will be badged by IBM.
Source: Economic Times