IBM Join Hands with Skill India for Skill Development Initiative
The Directorate General of Training (DGT) division of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, has signed an agreement with Global IT major IBM where the latter will carry out a nationwide Train-the-Trainer in Basic Artificial Intelligence Skills.
As part of the program, Industrial Training Institute (ITI) trainers will be trained on basic Artificial Intelligence (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 artificial intelligence that they can apply in their training modules.
IBM aims at training 10,000 faculty members from ITIs across the country and the program will be executed over aperiod of one yearwith 14 trainers across 7 locations with over 200 workshops.
Commenting on this development, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey asserted that 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. 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, he added.
IBM will provide the necessary training at seven centres including six National Skills Training Institutes (NSTI) and one 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.
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