Case Study

India – Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs)

Northern Ireland Colleges

INDIA: In 2020, Northern Ireland Colleges specialists were appointed by the British Council and World Bank India to undertake a review of curriculum and content development processes in the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) sector in India. ITI’s are post-secondary Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools in India constituted under Directorate General of Training (DGT), & Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) offering 1 – 3 year vocational training programmes.

The NI consultancy team undertook field research in India visiting TVET institutes, TVET stakeholders and government bodies across Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai.

India, Global
Curriculum Development

Northern Ireland (NI) Colleges is an alliance of six regional Further and Higher Education Colleges, located in Northern Ireland (UK), specialising in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Collectively, NI Colleges operate across 40 campuses, resourced by 3,500 professional and technical staff who service some 154,000 annual enrolments. Working alongside a network of 10,000 employers, NI Colleges provides a highly innovative curriculum that ensures learners develop professional and technical skills, increasingly at higher levels, to meet employer needs.

NI Colleges has a successful track record of delivering TVET training and capacity building projects across the globe with 250 international partnerships and over 60 “live” annual projects. It sends 600 students and 220 staff on mobility each year and welcome over 420 visitors to learn, share best practices and explore the cultural aspects of life in Northern Ireland, UK.

The 6 colleges that make up Northern Ireland Colleges are:

The rationale for this project was to commission specialists in curriculum design who would review and undertake a study that would allow the Directorate General of Training (DGT) to strengthen curriculum and content development processes led by government nodal bodies – Central Staff Training and Research Institute (CSTARI) and National Instructional Media Institute (NIMI) through validation with international best practices.

This would support DGT to reform its existing implementation frameworks for developing teaching-learning resources, curricula development and assessment, introduce Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based solutions for blended learning and effectively engage private sector partners for ITI training.

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