Tamil Nadu has a unique and effective decentralized pattern of three tier training methodology for the Project personnel at various levels, which has been widely appreciated due to its efficacy, economical and cost effectiveness.
The various types of training viz., Job and Refresher Training to Child Development Project Officers (CDPOs) and Instructress of Anganwadi Training Centres are being conducted at State Training Institute (STI), Taramani, Chennai-113, Job and Refresher Training to Supervisors are being conducted at Middle Level Training (MLTC), Chennai-30.
As Tamil Nadu has decentralized pattern of Training, the Job and Refresher Training Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) and Orientation and Refresher Training to Anganwadi Helpers (AWHs) are being conducted at Project Level simultaneously.
Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) training is an integrated and comprehensive training to field workers on importance of colostrum and breast feeding of infants and feeding of young children below 5 years as well as maintenance of Mother and child health protection card to prevent death of infants due to malnutrition. IYCF Training forms a part of training curriculum of all ICDS Functionaries.
Tamil Nadu is the first state in India in collaboration with NIPCCD (National Institute for Child Development and Public Cooperation) have conducted online job training for CDPOs. Three days online cum contact programme was organized at Madurai and 50 CDPOs have successfully completed 26 days job training on online mode.
A sum of `8.00 crore has been provided in the Budget for implementing the programme during the year 2019-2020.