Digital Skilling of 101,464 Government Teachers of West Bengal was carried out successfully by Microsoft and its award-winning Global Training Partner (GTP), Tech Avant-Garde in Partnership with School Education Department, Government of West Bengal

18th November 2023, West Bengal, Kolkata: The West Bengal Government proudly recognizes the dedication and commitment of 101,464 teachers who successfully completed the Microsoft Educator (ME) Program consisting of topics such as Hybrid Learning 3.0, 21st Century Learning Tools for Educator, Microsoft O365 tools and Social Connect, an intensive education program aimed at Digital Transformation of education in the state and is the step towards Hybrid Learning. West Bengal is the first state in India which has trained and certified more than one lakh teachers in Digital Skilling. This is the first step towards making schools future-ready.

The state is proud to announce a grand Graduation Day ceremony on 16th November for its educators who have successfully 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”.

Speakers at the Graduation Ceremony

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 which will last for a millennium. By adopting this education system, India will become the most progressive society of the world.”

West Bengal Government is also contemplating to make one school in every district as 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 its heartfelt congratulations to the teachers who have completed this program and are getting graduated. We 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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