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Tvm: The IT @ School Project is all set to impart training to the entire group of School IT Club members in Kerala during the upcoming vacation. The customised IT training for these budding talents would be undertaken along with the teacher training programmes. As many as 45,000 students would be imparted specific IT skills through this programme between December 27, 2010 and January 01, 2011.

The 2-day training programme, scheduled to be held in 3 batches in over 750 centres spanning all 14 districts of the state, would be provided to the School IT Club members of Government Schools, Aided School as well as Un-Aided schools. A customised IT training for students on such a massive scale could be of its first of its kind in the whole country.

In a release, K Anvar Sadath, Executive Director, IT @ School Project said, “The Project had provided specific IT training to 14,821 School Student IT Co-ordinators (SSITC) during the last Onam vacation and it is on the view of the positive response of this training from schools that a similar idea of training the IT Club members was coined. The training imparted to SSITCs has been productive in schools, resulting in improved performances of IT Clubs and IT Corners”.

The content of the Two day training programme for School IT Club members includes topics such as how to solve the technical problems in computers, effective use internet at schools, ways to prevent cyber crime, onsite support for free software applications, maximise use of Malayalam computing, etc. As a result, Students would not only get introduced to e-communication system such as blogs, wiki, social networking tools but also get a hands on experience on how to use these applications effectively. Moreover the students would also get a real-time experience of several graphic software including audio-video editing tools such as KDNLive and Odacity.

As many as 10 IT Club members who are from Std 8 and 9 classes from a school would get an opportunity to attend the training. These students would be provided with a Certificate for attending the training as well as food on the training days. Idukki, the most backward district in the state would witness 4,320 students getting trained in around 80 centres, which is a key highlight of the programme. School IT Co-ordinators are instructed to handover the list of students from their schools to the District Office of IT @ School Project on or before 23rd December 2010.

Kerala IT News

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