NITI Aayog and IBM yesterday announced a first-of-its-kind internship programme for students selected by Atal Innovation Mission (AIM).
The internship will see 38 students receive a two-week paid internship, and 14 teachers from Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) across the length and breadth of the country including from states such as Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar, and others, to come together and ideate, collaborate and innovate.
These students will be equipped with the skills for new collar careers in areas like artificial intelligence, Internet-of-Things, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and blockchain. Apart from being trained in emerging technologies, students will also be coached in critical workplace skills.
As part of the program, select teachers from ATLs will also be trained by IBM volunteers and mentors to become innovation coaches. The two-week program is designed so students can experience the corporate environment and gain exposure to new technologies.
To scale the programme, top-performing students are selected for industry exposure to strengthen their technical skills and prepare them for future jobs while enhancing the skills of the students via various innovative activities like design thinking approach, developing prototypes and solution for community issues and to solve them.
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