Centre targets ITI in each block by 2018 to boost skill ecosystem

Odisha Uncategorized
New Delhi,
April 27, 2018: Maintaining that ITIs played a vital role in economic
development of the country, especially in terms of supplying skilled manpower
to industries, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said that the Government’s aim is to
ensure one ITI in every block of the country by end 2018. 
“We have focused extensively on moderniaation
of our institutes. It is our endeavour to establish at least one Industrial
Training Institute in each block of the country by end of 2018,” said Pradhan.
Our aim is
to equip the current 26 lakh ITIs with state-of-the-art technology, said
Addressing at
a national conference of State Ministers on Skill Development and
Entrepreneurship, Pradhan said, “Vocational training is a concurrent subject
and thus it is imperative that Centre and State governments work closely to
ensure a paradigm shift in addressing the issues relevant to skill development
and identify the gaps in skill development, so as to achieve the objectives in
terms of quantity, quality, outreach, and mobility while building this largest
human resource exercise that we have undertaken.”
He advised
the States to align themselves to reforms being done to our central initiatives
like Pradhan MantriKaushalVikasYojana (PMKVY), Pradhan MantriKaushalKendras
(PMKK), Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and National Apprenticeship
Promotion Scheme (NAPS).”
conference witnessed the launch of new courses for ITIs for India’s youth, as
an endeavour to promote emerging skill areas such as Artificial Intelligence,
Virtual Reality, Robotic Process Automation, Internet of Things, Robotics, Big
Data Analytics, 3D Printing, etc. which would be in high demand globally in the
coming days. Keeping this in mind an MOU was signed today between Director
General of Training (DGT) National Association of Software Services Companies (NASSCOM)
for enabling Skill Development & Continuous learning for ITI trainees and trainers.
the concurrent nature of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
(MSDE), the conference marked the launch of new Affiliation Norms 2018 for ITIs
is which restores the primacy of State Government in the ITIs Affiliation
process. Affiliation Norms 2018 aims at establishing high quality Institutions
for Skill Training in all parts of the country especially the un-served blocks. 

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