The launch of the International Training and Assessment Courses (ITAC) in Chhattisgarh on 18th June 2018 is a significant initiative in empowering the vocational trainers and assessors with relevant skills. The program, a collaboration between Chhattisgarh State Skill Development Authority (CSSDA), QSEC Australia and Commonwealth Education & Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), is initially being piloted to a cohort of 75 trainers.
The International Training and Assessment Courses (ITAC) are a set of internationally-relevant courses developed by the Australian Government in collaboration with the NSDC. They are designed to help meet the global demand for skilled trainers and assessors. These courses leverage Australian expertise to assist in building capacity of trainers and assessors around the world; a foundation of any successful skill development ecosystem.
Highlights of the International Training and Assessment Courses (ITAC)
- Pilot ProgramThe pilot is sponsored by CEMCA, with QSEC Australia implementing the program with CSSDA coordinating and scaling up the program to all affiliated trainers.
- The pilot batches will see 75 trainers from 26 sectors and 21 districts in Chhattisgarh receive 2 weeks of training and complete on-the-job assessments.
- It is intended that the pilot will be expanded to train up to 3,000 trainers affiliated with CSSDA programs.
CEMCA is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to assist governments and institutions to expand the scale, efficiency and quality of learning by using media in open, distance and technology-enhanced learning.
QSEC Australia is a group of high performing institutes from Australia. The Consortium was established to deliver a wide range of high quality programs that impact positively on the lives of job seekers in India. The primary focus of the Consortium is to deliver industry relevant skills programs that lead to employment.
Sam Freeman, Director of QSEC Australia said “We are delighted to be working with CSSDA & CEMCA on the rollout of ITAC to all trainers associated with CSSDA, enhancing their skills and helping them to deliver training at an international standard.”
Successful participants will receive an international certificate cobranded by the Australian Government & NSDC, giving the Trainers greater recognition of their efforts and pride in their work. Additionally, the program will benefit the students of CSSDA as the enhancement of trainer skills is expected to improve the ability for trainers to engage students in industry relevant training, producing better placement outcomes.
“We see this program as a part of our contribution to the Hon Chief Minister Raman Singh’s vision of ‘Right to Skill in Chhattisgarh’ as it will uplift the trainers who are providing skill training to the youth under state government schemes,” said Mr Freeman.