Capacity building, skill development focused area: Omar
Filed Under: Media & Tech, World | Posted: 02/04/2013 at 5:22AM
Comments | Region: India
Receiving presentation on capacity building of ITIs here this afternoon, the Chief Minister said that training of trainers is key to impart modern skills to students and ensue their placement in open job market.
Omar Abdullah said that with the expansion of polytechnics and ITIs in the State during the last four years, his government has also initiated various measures to introduce new trades in these institutions and provide latest training to trainers so that students are made market ready and job relevant.
It was informed in the meeting that the government has introduced a scheme of upgradation of ITIs through PPP mode and 34 ITIs have been covered under this scheme so far. As many as 30 new trades have been introduced under this scheme and 40 existing trades have been upgraded to suit market trends. State Power Development Corporation has been involved as industrial partner in five ITIs, while NHPC, TATA Motors and
Taj Group has also agreed for knowledge partnership with
Under the Skill Development for J&K Youth Programme 9583 youth have received training so far within and outside the State while 1238 youth have received training under Skill Development Initiative (SDI) and 1200 candidates are undergoing training at present.
Minister for Planning and Development, Ajay Sadhotra, Minister of State for Technical Education, Viqar Rasool, Chief Secretary, Madhav Lal, Principal Secretary Planning and Development, B. R. Sharma, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, B. B. Vyas, Commissioner Secretary Employment, Yedullah, Director Technical Education and representatives of BTGT were present in the meeting in which BTGT made the presentation about the module of capacity building in ITIs aimed at developing sufficient grass root level knowledge and bring systematic reforms in Vocational Institutions ensuring better employment for youth in open market.
Minister of State for Technical Education said that modernization of ITIs has been underlined as a thrust area by the government and focused attention is being given to train the trainers in latest technology and modules of trainings so that they in turn impart best possible trainings to the students.