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L&T’s Skill Trainers Academy opened


L&T’s Skill Trainers Academy (STA) was inaugurated on March 13 by Union Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Mahendra Nath Pandey at Madh Island.

The event was held in the presence of AM Naik, Group Chairman, L&T and Chairman National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), who spearheaded this initiative to address the skill gap in India, said a press release.

Manish Kumar,-MD & CEO, NSDC, and Atul Tiwari, Addnl. Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, were also present along with Board Members of L&T, NSDC and Sector Skill Council CEOs.

The academy aims to impart high impact training to trainers engaged in the skilling ecosystem in the country.

Set up in an existing facility of L&T, the academy has a capacity to train 1,500 trainers per year. It is equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms, workshops and hostel facilities. The programme comprises a ten-day classroom training followed by a 15 week ‘On the Job’ training. The curriculum is developed by Singapore Polytechnic as part of MoU with NSDC.

Speaking on the occasion, Naik said, “The academy is a step forward in achieving our goal of developing skilled workforce that can not only meet the skill requirements of India but also cater to the global demand.”


Minister Pandey said, “The ‘Skill Trainers Academy’ is a milestone in the direction of promoting skill development in the country.”