Chennai: The School Education Department of Tamil Nadu has partnered with Microsoft to expand Technology Education and Learning Support (TEALS) in the state.
The project which was on a pilot basis in 14 schools in three districts in the state, will now be expanded to 100 schools. The teachers have been trained to teach students HTML, C++, Python, Game Development, and Artificial Intelligence.
This initiative has been launched for the first time in India and will benefit students from classes 8 to 12. School teachers from Tamil Nadu who have been undergoing training since the beginning of the current academic year have now started teaching students about TEALS modules. Microsoft is providing training to teachers and monitoring their progress.
Cecil M. Sundar, Director of Data and AI, at Microsoft, said that there will be a huge demand for AI-based jobs in the next 5-10 years and students equipped with these skills will get more job opportunities.