L&T sets up Skill Trainers Academy

Inauguratedby Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, the Academy aims todevelop 1,500 skilled trainers per year under the ‘Training of Trainers’ program,to bridge the skill gap in the country.


L&T’s Skill Trainers Academy (STA) was recentlyinaugurated by the Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship,Shri Mahendra Nath Pandey. Locatedat Madh Island, Mumbai, the event was held in the presence of A M Naik, GroupChairman, L&T and Chairman, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC),who spearheaded this initiative to address the skill gap in India.

Manish Kumar, MD andCEO, NSDC, and Atul Tiwari, Addnl. Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development andEntrepreneurship were also present to grace the occasion, along with BoardMembers of L&T and NSDC, and Sector Skill Council CEOs.

The academy aims toimpart high impact training to trainers engaged in the skilling ecosystem inthe country.

Set up in anexisting facility of L&T, the academy has a capacity to train 1,500trainers per year. It is equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms, workshops andhostel facilities.

The program comprisesa ten days 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.

At the end of the 10-dayprogram, candidates go through an assessment process and those who qualify geta certificate valid for two years. Those who qualify after the OJT, get acertificate with lifelong validity.


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