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Union Minister of Skill Development inaugurates L&T Skill Trainers Academy

L&T’s Skill Trainers Academy (STA) was inaugurated today by the Union Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Mahendra Nath Pandey at Madh Island.
The event was held in the presence of A.M. Naik, Group Chairman, L&T and Chairman National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), who spearheaded this initiative to address the skill gap in India. Manish Kumar -MD & CEO, NSDC and Atul Tiwari-Addl. Secretary -Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship were also present to grace the occasion, along with Board Members of L&T and NSDC and Sector Skill Council CEOs.
The academy aims to impart high impact training to trainers engaged in the skilling ecosystem in the country. It was inspired by the strong belief of Mr. Naik that having high caliber trainers is the key to the success of skill training in India. The academy comprises of experienced faculty with rich domain experience and a passion for training.
Set up in an existing facility of L&T, the academy with a capacity to train 1,500 trainers per year. It is equipped with classrooms, workshops and hostel facilities. The programme comprises a ten-day classroom training followed by a 15 week “On the Job” (OJT) training. The curriculum is developed by Singapore Polytechnic as part of MoU with NSDC. While it focusses on platform skills or pedagogy the sessions also cover domain skills along with soft and life skills to provide a “holistic” development.
At the end of the 10-day programme candidates go through an assessment process and those who qualify get a certificate valid for 2 years. Those who qualify after the “OJT” gets a certificate with lifelong validity.
A.M. Naik, Group Chairman, L&T and Chairman NSDC said, “The academy is a step forward in achieving our goal of developing skilled workforce that can not only meet the skill requirements of India but also cater to the global demand.” The academy kick-started its initial program on January 15, 2021 and has already successfully trained 150 trainers.
Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Honorable Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said, “The Skill Trainers Academy is a milestone in the direction of promoting skill development in the country. I thank A.M Naik for this important initiative.”

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