Bangalore, Apr 9 UNI | 4 months ago

Association of Bangalore Animation Industry (ABAI), the largest non-profit association to promote animation in India, is introducing first-of-its-kind educational initiative 'Train the Trainers' (TTT). The programme, supported by Department of IT, BT, S&T - Government of Karnataka, is slated to start on April 21, according to a release here today.

The Karnataka Government, through its KAVGC policy, is aimed at improving the educational infrastructure of the AVGC (Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics) industry.

TTT programme aspires to bring together National & International trainers to facilitate the training in different modules of various stages of production. "The TTT is an innovation on jump-starting the quality of educational initiative on the digital arts environment. It assesses the pain point of who will impart new media arts learning.

"It will help plug a major gap in growing a talent that needs tens of thousands of employees over the next three to five years," said Biren Ghose, Country Head, Technicolor India and President, ABAI.

"TTT programme, in its initial offering, starts with a concentrated batch of 12 candidates per batch to ensure that there is no dilution in the quality of imparted training. A separate Executive TTT course is also offered for working faculties who prefer weekend classes," says Ankur Bhasin, Secretary, ABAI.

"In my studio, Bhasinsoft, and across the industry it is seen that a large amount of good talent comes from Tier 2 and Tier 3 hence TTT is also planned in a way to reward trainers in the program with cash incentive for training in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities," he added.

(Posted on 09-04-2014)