IBM To Impart Artificial Intelligence Training To 10K ITI Teachers
The Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry on Wednesday signed an agreement with Global IT major IBM for imparting training on artificial intelligence to 10,000 faculty members of ITIs across the country.
IBM will provide the training at seven centres including six National Skills Training Institutes (NSTI) and one ITI in Pune. The training content will be divided into two parts, where a face-to-face workshop will be supported by online modules to ensure holistic learning and certification for faculty members, said a government statement.
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 certificates of participation and will be badged by IBM, the statement added.
“Many more training programmes will be initiated by 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,” Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mahendra Nath Pandey said.