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Ministry of Skill Development Collaborates With IBM to Train ITI Teachers in AI

Published: | September 22, 2019
IBM & Skill India to Train ITI Teachers in Artificial Intelligence

The DGT of MSDE recently signed an agreement with IBM to train the faculty members from the ITIs of India in Artificial Intelligence. The project aims at training 10,000 teachers in over 200 workshops. 

The DGT division (Directorate General of Training) of the MSDE (Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship) has signed an agreement with the tech giant IBM (International Business Machines Corporation). According to the agreement, IBM will be training the teachers of ITI (Industrial Training Institute) in Basic Artificial Intelligence Skills.

This nationwide ‘Train-the-Trainer’ programme will be achieved over the course of one year. The faculty members of ITIs will be trained by 14 trainers. There will be over 200 workshops in 7 different locations to achieve the target of 10,000 fully-trained teachers. This project will be very helpful in training the faculty members to use technology in their day-to-day activities of training and teaching at the Industrial Training Institutes.

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As per an official statement released by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, the objectives of the programme are to familiarise the trainers with:

  • A basic Approach to AI

  • Application of Artificial Intelligence in Training Modules

  • The workflow of Artificial Intelligence

The Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey said that many such training programmes are on their way for the upcoming years. This will help in skilling the trainers with apt knowledge of modern technology. The digital skills possessed by the trainers will provide an edge to impart academic curriculum to the students. This will eventually help students in entering the workforce with the required skills for industry.

Expressing his views on the same, the Minister of State, MSDE, R K Singh stated that this programme aims at bridging the technological gap between teachers and students. This will ensure that students have industry-relevant skills and promote better retention and learning.

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The programme was announced officially on 5th September 2019 during the Kaushalaycharya Samadar Teacher’s Day celebration. The training institutes will be provided necessary training at different locations by IBM and achieve the goal.

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