Intel Corporation, the world's largest chipmaker mentioned that it has signed an agreement with the Northeastern Council (NEC) with the aim of training teachers and promoting the use of technology in education. The NEC is the nodal agency for economic and social development of the Northeastern states comprising Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.
Intel explained that it will work together with NEC on training select resource persons/teachers in each of the NE states as 'NEC Lead Master Trainers'. Soon both are suppose to launch IRIS (Initiative for research and innovation in science) in these states and conduct workshops for select science teachers and some students, to promote and nurture a spirit of research and innovation. There are other initiatives that are to commence soon whereby both parties will also conduct digital literacy workshops for select 20 government employees in each state to provide basic ICT literacy skills required for e-governance.