Edition 634, 14 December 2015
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Training and assessment skills for India
Monday, December 14 2015
Congratulations to ACPET member Reach for Training who have now trained a second cohort of students in India as part of a pilot of International Training and Assessment Courses (ITAC).
One of three ACPET members involved in piloting the ITAC courses in India, Reach for Training partnered with the National Academy of Construction in Hyderabad to facilitate the training.
The course was well received and included 18 self-funded and employer funded trainees. The students were very engaged in what was a new approach to learning about training for many, that is the use of practical exercises and active participation.
A need for an additional 70 000 vocational education and training trainers and assessors has been identified in India. As many countries in the Asia Pacific attempt to increase their skill levels, the demand for suitably qualified trainers and assessors grows.
ITAC comprises a set of internationally-relevant courses developed by the Australian Government in collaboration with the National Skills Development Corporation India (NSDC) and in partnership with industry, to help meet the demand for skilled trainers and assessors.
ACPET is represented on the ITAC working Group. We will share more stories as the pilots are completed and plans for rolling out more ITAC courses are in place.
For more information contact Paula Johnston, International Engagement Manager, ACPET.