The Government is implementing the various mission mode projects under e-Governance. Capacity building among 1.2 million government employees is a pre-requisite for the successful implementation of all these projects. To provide high end IT training to government employees, ELCOT had opened training centres all over the state in the respective district collectorates except Chennai. In Chennai, ELCOT Training Centre is functioning at Perungudi with 50 seater capacity. In Madurai & Trichy, the training hall seating capacity is 50 and in other districts, the training hall seating capacity is 25.
ELCOT had opened training division with hi-tech training facility (laptop, multimedia projector and high speed Internet connectivity through TNSWAN) for training the government officials in Chennai and other districts.
ELCOT has trained over 1,13,000 officials of various departments including Commercial Tax, Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Tamilnadu Industrial Investment Corporation(TIIC), Corporation of Chennai (Education Department), Elementary Education, Agriculture Department, Central Co-operative Bank in all districts, Anna Institute of Management, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Tamil Nadu Health System Project, Tresuries & Accounts Department, & District Rural Development Agency
ELCOT had engaged professional trainers on contract basis to provide open source technology training. Application software training through web portal is also given to Government department officials like Public Health and Preventive Medicine by ELCOT in all districts.
ELCOT has trained 70 visually challenged persons in two phases and 20 transgenders in Linux operating system at ELCOT.