MESC under Skill Development Min begins training trainers for WorldSkills Competition

New Delhi: Taking the movement of establishing Authorized World Skills India Training Centers (AWSITC) forward, the Media & Entertainment Skills Council (MESC) is conducting the First Training of Trainers (ToT) Program at the Hyatt hotel in Pune, according to a Press release from MESC. The extensive training program focuses on empowering Trainers on methodology, processes and techniques to be provided to candidates for the WorldSkills Competition. MESC aims to have these trained experts also support their respective States in the selection and training of candidates.

The primary objective of the ToT program is to introduce trainers to the changing space of training in the country. With the setting up of Sector Skill Councils and advent of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for various job roles across sectors, it is important for existing and aspiring trainers to be up-to-date with all these developments, said the release.

There are two kinds of ToT models available for trainers: ‘ToT for a New Trainer’ and ‘ToT for an Existing Trainer’.

The ‘ToT model for a new trainer’ entails the training of domain QP and platform skills along with the assessment of both within a period of 10 days, given that the trainer already meets the criteria set by SSCs on educational qualification and industry experience. On passing both assessments with a minimum score of 80%, the trainer becomes a ‘Certified Trainer’.

The ‘ToT model for an existing trainer’ is the ToT model applicable for Trainers with prior training experience of a minimum of 500 hours. This ToT model entails only the assessment and not the training on domain QP and platform skills assessment, given that the trainer already meets the criteria set for educational qualification and industry experience, and has a minimum training experience of 500 hours.

On passing both assessments with a minimum score of 80%, the trainer becomes a ‘Certified Trainer’. Any score below 80% would require the trainer to enroll for the ‘ToT model for new trainer’ if he or she wishes to. Certificates issued to trainers will be valid for 2 years.

MESC is a not-for-profit industry led sector skill Council set up through the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to create skilled resources for the media and entertainment industry. The Council is promoted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) with financial support from the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Indian Film director & producer Subhash Ghai is the Chairman of MESC.

Earlier in November, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mahendra Nath Pandey announced the opening of online registrations for IndiaSkills 2020, a biennial competition to scout talent from the country, offering them a platform to showcase their skills at national and international competitions. Winners of IndiaSkills will get a chance to represent the country at the WorldSkills International Competition to be held in China in 2021.

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