DFID partners SCPwD to launch pilot top-up Training of Master Trainers (ToMTs) programme

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DFID India along with SCPwD launched first pilot top-up Training of Master Trainers (ToMTs) programme to train Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, through international expertise.

Department for International Development (DFID) – UK government and Skill Council for Persons with Disability (SCPwD) have launched a pilot top-up Training of Master Trainers (ToTs) programme on 7th and 8th Dec 2018 at India Habitat Center,New Delhi.During the two days programme ,experts from National Star College, United Kingdom have delivered trainings wherein18 trainers from Delhi, Kerala, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana had participated.Also,SCPwD and National Star College-UK have issued joint certificates to the qualified Master Trainers.These Master trainers will be India’s first cohort of resources aiming to train Persons with intellectual Disabilities for employment opportunities. 

In addition, two batches of trainers underwent 4 days top up training of trainers programme using UK ways of innovative training delivery in Delhi and Hyderabad respectively under the ambit of DFID Skills for Jobs programme.

More such trainings will be planned in the second phase by DFID in February 2019. DFID intends to bring in international and innovative expertise, test such pilots in India and plans to scale up successful models under their Skills for Jobs programme in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

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