Skill India, IBM Join Hands For Nationwide Train-The-Trainer Programme In Artificial Intelligence
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Skill India, IBM Join Hands For Nationwide Train-The-Trainer Programme In Artificial Intelligence

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The Directorate General of Training, under the skill development and entrepreneurship ministry, has signed an agreement with IBM to carry out a nationwide Train-the-Trainer programme in basic artificial intelligence, an official statement said on Wednesday.

As part of the programme, Industrial Training Institutes trainers will be trained on basic AI skills towards using the technology in their day-to-day training activities, the ministry said in a statement.

This programme, it said, 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 programme will be executed over a period of one year with 14 trainers across 7 locations with over 200 workshops," it added.

Mahendra Nath Pandey, minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said, many more training programmes will be initiated for the trainers.

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 said.

The participants will take online courses with technical support from the trainers enabling continuous learning.

On completion, participants will go through a post assessment to further gauge their skill set and the level they have achieved.

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