In a bid to keep pace with the changing digital technologies towards building ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has urged the states to further expand the new age courses across their respective training centres.
Directorate General of Training (DGT), the apex organisation of MSDE for development and co-ordination of the vocational training across the country, will be providing all possible technical support to the states for the formulation of new proposals and training of instructors/trainers for such new-age courses.
In this regard, DGT has already introduced 13 National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) compliant New-Age courses that include Data Analysts and Scientists, Technician Mechatronics, Smart Agriculture, Cloud Computing, Process Automation Experts, User Experience and Human-Machine Interaction Designers, Blockchain Specialists, Software and Applications Developers, Geoinformatics Assistant, AI and Machine Learning Specialists, Big Data Specialists, Information Security Analysts, Robotics Engineers and Ecommerce and Social Media Specialists. The duration of these training courses varies from 6 months to 2 years.
The technologies in manufacturing and services are rapidly transforming, and the mechanical and manual interventions are increasingly becoming digitally, and artificial-intelligence led. This makes it imperative that the ITIs can train new collar workers who are adept in these technologies.