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300 Teachers trained in basic IT skills at KITS Warangal

300 Teachers trained in basic IT skills at KITS Warangal
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A training programme in basic IT skills for the 300 teachers working with State-run institutions was organised under the aegis of the DEOs of Warangal Urban and Rural, and KITS Warangal.

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Warangal: A training programme in basic IT skills for the 300 teachers working with State-run institutions was organised under the aegis of the DEOs of Warangal Urban and Rural, and KITS Warangal.

It may be mentioned here that the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)-Telangana had entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of School Education to train 5,000 government teachers in basic IT skills across districts in the State.

The project would be implemented in collaboration with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and CII Member companies that include about 500 corporate volunteers. Speaking at the programme, the TCS regional head and former chairman of the CII Telangana, V Rajanna said that the initiative is expected to bring positive changes in the education system and mentioned that this is the first and important step of training teachers on basic computing skills.

One of the key focus areas now are improving the learning outcomes of the children, teachers and parents need to work together closely to address this issue and need to use the technology in a better way.

He also mentioned that the productivity of the teachers will go up if they learn IT skills. He also urged that each trained teacher could go back and train remaining teachers in the school. In this manner, every teacher will be equipped with digital skills.

Warangal-Rural DEO Vasanthi appreciated the initiative that brings a positive change in the school education. There is a need for many more collaborative efforts to impact the large number of students and teacher community.

Even though the government teachers are quite strong in the knowledge in their subject there is a very low awareness about the digital skills. This intervention will help in bridging this gap, she said.

KITS principal Prof. Ashoka Reddy said that measures are being taken to improve overall quality in education so that the youth would emerge as entrepreneurs and highly employable anywhere in the world.

As industry generates most of the employment opportunities it is absolutely important for all stakeholders to work together, he added. Department of Education officials Venu Anand and Mohan Rao were among others present.

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