50 New ITIs In Offing, 4000 Youth Deputed Outside State: Vikar

KL Report

JAMMU

Minister of State for Technical Education, Vikar Rasool today said that government was endeavouring to promote skill development in the state to enhance the employability of youth. For this purpose, 50 new Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) have been proposed for the uncovered areas of the state, he said.

As per a statement Vikar said that government is contemplating to enhance the intake capacity of polytechnic colleges to train local youth in different disciplines. He said present intake capacity of the polytechnic colleges is 5440 and during the next year it is expected to be enhanced to 6500 seats in different job oriented courses. He said, there are 60 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) including 54 government and 6 private with 15600 intake capacity annually.

The Minster informed the House that to train state youth in specialized trades in different disciplines, this year the government has deputed 4000 youth outside the state. Over 6500 youth will be deputed for receiving skill development training in different trades during the next year, he said.

Replying to the discussions on demand of Grants for the Technical Education Department in the House, the minister said that government will add some new trades in the ITIs which have the market demand so that youth after obtaining the diplomas get absorbed in the government and private sector.

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