Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has launched its Skill Trainers Academy (STA) to impart high-impact training to trainers engaged in the skilling ecosystem in the country.
It has been set up in an existing L&T facility, and has the capacity to train 1,500 trainers every year. Equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms, workshops and hostel facilities, the programme comprises a ten-day classroom training followed by a 15-week ‘on-the-job’ (OJT) training. The training curriculum is developed by Singapore Polytechnic as part of an MoU with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Along with a focus 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, that is valid for two years. Those who successfully complete the ‘OJT’ will be given a certificate with lifelong validity.
A.M. Naik, group chairman, L&T and chairman NSDC says, “The academy is a step forward in achieving our goal of developing a skilled workforce that can not only meet the skill requirements of India, but also cater to the global demand.”
The initial programme of the academy took off on January 15, 2021 and has already successfully trained 150 trainers until now.
Mahendra Nath Pandey, Honorable Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship rightly called The ‘Skill Trainers Academy, “a milestone in the direction of promoting skill development in the country.”
L&T’s Skill Training Academy is aimed at creating a holistic environment for the trainers and providing them a space to grow and learn while developing into valuable assets of the industry. For decades, L&T has been involved in giving the underprivileged the opportunity to learn skills that will make them employable and improve their standard of living.
The public-private-partnership, NSDC, works under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, to support short-term skill training through a wide network of training providers and district nodal skill centres called Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK)