Employability training by CADDRE for young adults with autism
The Centre for Autism and other Disabilities Rehabilitation Research and Education (CADRRE), will be launching a free employability training program for young adults (aged 18-24) with autism.
The course covers training in Life skills, communication skills, and social skills by a team of psychologists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists, followed by on-the-job training and on-site apprenticeship. The course will be held by July 2021 at the CADRRE center at Sasthamangalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Young adults with autism, who are interested in taking part in this initiative may send in their application. Details inside.
Indismart Digital launches ECPT in Hindi
The ECPT (Eduguy Career Predictive Test) is an initiative of Indismart Digital and IBM to support the Skill India Initiative. The ECPT is a 2-hour-long test for students of 9 to 12th grades, which predicts the best career option for a student based on their Interest, Aptitude, and Personality.
These tests have proved to have benefited the English-speaking students of our country, however, the advantage should also go to the majority Hindi speaking students as well. Now, ECPT is available in Hindi too. Indismart Digital has officially launched the Hindi version of ECPT, thus opening doors for a larger scale of students around the country. Read more.
Union Tribal Affairs Ministry Partners with Microsoft for skill development
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Microsoft to support the digital transformation of schools. The selected schools include Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) and Ashram Schools, among others.
For the first stage of the program, 250 EMRS schools have been adopted by Microsoft. The students will be involved in projects that include AI applications and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Teachers across India will be prepared for using technologies like Office 365 and AI applications in teaching, which will help them to deliver remote learning experiences to students in a more customized, productive, and protected manner. Read more.