The National Master Trainer Workshop (NMTW) is part of the Employability Skills (ES) national cascade training,  envisioned to strengthen the government-run skill training ecosystem by transforming how the employability skills curriculum is imparted in skilling institutions.

The 2019 ES curriculum went through an overhaul to incorporate new modules to help learners build resilience to future uncertainities and be better prepared for the future of work. The new curriculum, a blend of trainer-led and self-paced learning, caters to different learning needs and helps allay fear of learning. Learning resources like a student workbook and facilitator guide build an understanding of the upgraded ES curriculum.

In order to further support trainers to adopt innovative pedagogical models in their classrooms, three cohorts of NMTW, comprising trainers from 28 Sector Skill Councils, 13 National Skill Training Institutes (NSTIs), two government Industrial Training Institutes and four organizations (Tata Strive, L&T Academy, Udayan Care, CSTARI)  across 17 states & union territories, were conducted recently.

The five-day workshop equipped trainers to imbibe 21st-century learning elements and explore experiential learning and alternate pedagogical practices like blended Learning and flipped classrooms. At the end of the workshop, every trainer submitted an action plan to cascade the new ES curriculum to other trainers.

This workshop has enriched me as a trainer in many ways. I also now have insights on how important Employability Skills are in the 21st century. The upgraded ES content is well-developed and learner-centric; pushing me to think about ways to engage learners more deeply.”

— Imon Sankar Saikia, Trainer, Agriculture Sector Skill Council of India, Gurugram

So far, in 2022-23, NMTW has equipped 450 educators with new skills to impart ES curriculum effectively. They will further mentor 900+ trainers to build 21st century classrooms.