Govt moves to standardise skill training, to impart digital literacy to over 1 million

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on September 05, 2018

Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Skill Development and Entreprenuership   -  PTI

Adobe India, DGT, NSDC sign MoU on digital literacy

To ensure standardisation of training and learning across all programmes, the Directorate General of Training has aligned its courses with National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF), a competency-based framework.

An instruction trainer manual for imparting NSQF aligned training was launched by Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Skill Development and Entreprenuership, on Wednesday.

“The aim is to create a standardised skilled workforce with high degree of horizontal and vertical mobility,” according to an official statement.

A tripartite MoU was also signed between DGT, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Adobe India on skill development.

Digital literacy

The collaboration with Adobe will follow the launch of Adobe Digital Disha — a programme to impart digital literacy to over one million students and teachers across India by the year 2020.

Pradhan also launched a new course “Unmanned aerial vehicle/drone pilot” to create trained people who can fly drones observing standard guidelines and carry out its maintenance.

“The rapid evolution of technology and innovation are changing the fundamentals of skills needed to thrive in today’s digital era. Newer jobs are being created in emerging areas – bringing forward the need of the youth to acquire a new breed of skillsets that will help them leverage the opportunity and maximize their own potential,” said Pradhan.

Pradhan also felicitated top 20 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) of the country. A total of 4,811 ITIs were graded by an independent third party.

Published on September 05, 2018

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