DSDE-NIELIT bid to foster a skilled, future-ready workforce in Arunachal with latest technologies

ITANAGAR, Jun 10: Aimed at enhancing the skills of instructors from Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) of Arunachal Pradesh in the latest technologies, the Department of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (SDE), GoAP in collaboration with the National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT) set in motion an extensive Training of Trainers (ToT) programme, with Commissioner SDE (GoAP) Saugat Biswas launching the ToT at NIELIT, Naharlagun today.

The program focuses on three critical areas: Data Science, Web Development, and the Internet of Things (IoT). The trainings are being held in three sets of five-day each at NIELIT campus, Naharlagun. Vocational instructors from Industrial Training Institutes will benefit from the training.

The program was inaugurated in presence of Rintu Das, Director in-charge NIELIT (Itanagar), Anup Kumar, Scientist-D, Dr Bimal K Kalita, resource person, other officials of NIELIT, Itanagar and officials of the DSDE, GoAP and Instructors of various ITIs of Arunachal Pradesh.

In his inaugural address, Biswas appealed to the trainees to grab the opportunity to garner knowledge and skills to shape the young minds of the State in the field of emerging technologies for enhanced employability/entrepreneurship development.

This initiative underscores the commitment of the Deptt of SDE, GoAP to equip ITI instructors with advanced skills, thereby fostering a culture of continuous learning and adaptability to emerging technological trends. By participating in this program, instructors will gain in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in these high-demand fields, ultimately benefiting their students and aligning vocational training with industry needs.

The introduction of these advanced courses is expected to have a significant impact on the region’s technological landscape. The focus areas—Data Science, Web Development, and IoT—are pivotal in driving innovation and efficiency across various sectors.

By integrating these technologies into the vocational training system, the program aims to bridge the skill-gap, foster innovation and boost local economy by equipping the local workforce with skills that are in high-demand globally. Instructors will be equipped to update and deliver the ITI curriculum in line with current technologies making the training more relevant. It also helps the instructors for their professional growth within the education and technology sectors.

The ToT program is a testament to the collaborative efforts of DSDE and NIELIT in advancing technical education and fostering a skilled, future-ready workforce in Arunachal Pradesh.