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JammuNeed to modernize ITIs, infrastructure at par with global standards: Sinha

Need to modernize ITIs, infrastructure at par with global standards: Sinha


Addressing the first Convocation of Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) graduates, who have cleared the All Trade Test 2023, the Lt Governor highlighted the need to revamp and modernise ITIs and transform the training and infrastructure at par with global standards.

“For many decades ITIs served as a backbone of the skill sector and made immense contributions to progress and production of industries. With the exponential growth of and emergence of new sunrise sectors, ITIs need to be transformed to meet the demand of skilled workforce,” the Lt Governor said.

In order to convert its potential into reality and create future workforce, the skill ecosystem like ITIs and polytechnics will have to play a crucial role, he said.

Skilled workforce will drive the growth of the in the future. Therefore, the skills our workforce possesses should be future-ready, he added.

At the Convocation, the Lt Governor directed the Skill Development Department to assess the demand for district-wise skills, carry out mapping of existing skills and demand to make necessary changes in the curriculum or to introduce new vocational training courses keeping in mind the demand and aspirations of the youth.

All ITIs should have direct links with the local job market and industries, and relevant departments must support the ITI graduates who want to start their own enterprises, he said.

The Lt Governor further advised for roping in experts for training in Industries 4.0 and started a Training of Trainers program so that the trainers of both ITI and Polytechnic institutions are fully skilled and capable of producing the workforce of the future.

We need to put special focus on the hospitality sector, promotion of agri-preneurs and support to Self Help Groups. Every ITI should also establish linkage with one industry and it should ensure the passing out students of ITIs get employment, he added.

He also felicitated the national-level toppers and wished them success in their future endeavours.

Aftab Malik, Chairman, District Development Council Srinagar; Dr Nazir Ahmed Ganai, Vice Chancellor SKUAST ; Vice Chancellors of various Universities, senior officials, Heads of ITIs and Polytechnics, teachers, and the parents of the graduating students were present.

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