IBM to train 10,000 ITI trainers in AI

The Directorate General of Training (DGT) division of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship has signed an agreement with IBM to train 10,000 ITI trainers in basic Artificial Intelligence (AI) skills.

This program aims at enabling the trainers with basic approach, workflow and application of AI that they can apply in their training modules. The program will be executed over a period of one year with 14 trainers across 7 locations with over 200 workshops.

Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said, “These digital skills will provide an edge to the trainers responsible for imparting academic curriculum to students and help them enter the workforce, as they are aligned to industry 4.0.”

RK Singh, Minister of State, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said, “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 ofindustry relevant skills to students promoting better learning and better retention by the students.”

IBM will provide the necessary training at seven centres including six National Skills Training Institutes (NSTI) and one Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Pune. The training content will be divided in two parts where a face-to-face workshop will be supported by online modules to ensure holistic learning and certification for faculty members. The partners will also collate a detailed calendar for each location to ensure maximum participation for those undertaking the program.

Each participant attending the workshop will go through a pre-assessment to gauge the level of their skills. The participants will take online courses with technical support from the trainers, enabling continuous learning. On completion of the program, participants will go through a post assessment, to further gauge their skill set and the level they have achieved. Individuals that complete the course will be awarded certification of participation and will be badged by IBM.


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