15K students from Nagaland to get ‘new-age’ skills training
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15K students from Nagaland to get ‘new-age’ skills training

By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 06, 2020 9:54 pm

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Kohima, Oct. 6 (EMN): Students from Nagaland will now be trained by industry experts for new-age skills in preparation for the job market, according to an announcement made by the principal director of School Education, Shanavas C, on Tuesday.

In a notification, the official informed that M/s iB Hubs, Hyderabad, a team of alumni from IITs, IIMs and other premier institutes, and corporate alumni of major MNCs such as Amazon, Microsoft, Intel etc., have announced a project named ‘India 4.0- Dr. APJ’ under which one crore children from economically backward families studying in classes 5 to 10 will be given free ‘4.0 Education’.

He stated that the selected students will have access to online xPM 4.0 (Exponential Performance Mindset) that will accelerate personal and professional growth required for the 21st century and CCBP 4.0 (Continuous Capacity Building Programme) to build industry-ready skills.

“The selected students will be trained by industry experts and alumni of Stanford, IITs, IIMs, etc., and will be taken care of until they reach 21 years of age,” the notification read.

During the first phase of the project, a total of 15,000 children from Nagaland will be selected and the course will commence on October 15, 2020.

It also notified that the department will appoint district nodal officers to assist the selected students in pursuing the course.

Further, the principal director had urged the school heads, teachers and parents to encourage the children to make use of the opportunity, while stating that acquiring in-depth knowledge in computer science and developing industry skills from an early age would open up opportunities for children in the job markets and creating innovative products. Interested students can visit https://www.onthegomodel.com/free-education-for-children and complete the registration in advance to avail the opportunity that is on ‘first-come first served’ basis.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 06, 2020 9:54:15 pm