Microsoft and Tech Avant-Garde Successfully Train Over 100000 Teachers in Digital Skilling in West Bengal

Digital Skilling of 101,464 Government Teachers

KOLKATA: The West Bengal Government, in collaboration with Microsoft and Tech Avant-Garde, has successfully trained and certified over 100,000 teachers in digital skilling through the Microsoft Educator Program. The program covered topics such as Hybrid Learning 3.0, 21st Century Learning Tools for Educators, Microsoft O365 tools, and Social Connect. This initiative is aimed at transforming education in the state and making schools future-ready.

West Bengal is the first state in India to have trained and certified more than one lakh teachers in digital skilling. The state is proud to announce a grand Graduation Day ceremony on November 16th for its educators who have completed the Digital Skilling course Microsoft Educator (ME). This event will encourage many educators to become digitally skilled, not only in the state but across the country.

The Secretary to the School Education Department & State Project Director, West Bengal Samagra Siksha Mission – Mr. Subhra Chakraborti (IAS) said, “Teachers are primary stakeholders of education; they are the ones who transform nations. With our teachers getting trained on digital skills, it will start a new era of education, following the footsteps of innovators such as Swami Vivekananda and Rabindranath Tagore.”

Dr. Vinnie Jauhari, World Wide Public Sector Senior Education Industry Advisor from Microsoft said, “I am thrilled to see the dedication of West Bengal’s educators in embracing modern tools and techniques. This initiative is a significant step towards shaping the future of education.

Ali Sait, Tech Avant-Garde CEO, said “The recognition of 101,464 teachers is a testament to the commitment of West Bengal in fostering teachers in the Knowledge Age. The collaboration between TAG and the State of West Bengal signifies a commitment to quality education and the empowerment of educators through technology. We believe that by equipping teachers with the necessary digital skills, we are creating a new genre of education that will last for a millennium. By adopting this education system, India will become the most progressive society in the world.

The West Bengal Government is also contemplating making one school in every district a Hybrid School so that quality education will reach every remote part of the state.

The Government of West Bengal, Microsoft, and Tech Avant-Garde extend their heartfelt congratulations to the teachers who have completed this program and are graduating. They look forward to many more teachers getting inspired and taking the journey of digital skilling to experience continued success and progress in the field of education.


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