Cisco has signed a pact with Directorate General of Training (DGT) to facilitate digital learning for six National Skill Training Institutes (NSTI).
Under this initiative, NSTIs in Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida, and Kanpur will be equipped with a Cisco Connected Classroom solution, that uses Cisco’s Collaboration solutions like TelePresence and Cisco Webex, to offer a next-generation digital learning experience to the students and faculty of NSTIs, said the company in a press release.
The platform is aimed at providing NSTIs with access to new learning experiences like virtual field trips and specialized skill modules, guest lecturers, as well as industry-connect and mentorship programmes irrespective of geographical locations.
“In order to succeed in a digital economy, students need to be armed with new skills, taught in new ways. Through innovative digital solutions, Cisco is effecting change on a national scale in the education system by allowing students to collaborate and offering access to crucial resources to enhance their knowledge and skill set,” Sameer Garde, President, Cisco India & SAARC, was quoted saying.
According to Rajesh Aggarwal, director general, DGT, during the past year DGT has collaborated with many industry leaders to digitally “revolutionize the vocational training system” in India.