Punjab to spend Rs 35 crore in technical education

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Chandigarh, Sept 13 (UNI) The Punjab government has earmarked Rs 35 crore during the current financial year for imparting tecnical education to the students of the state.

Stating this here today, Technical Education and Industrial Training Minister Swarna Ram said that the professional courses had been started in the Industrial Training Institutions of the state to impart latest technical know-how to students, so that they could avail better job opportunities.

The Minister further said that centrally sponsored scheme such as 'Center of Excellence' was also initiated in all the Industrial Training Institutions of the state. Under this Scheme, six institutions had already been given the status of "Center of Excellence" in Punjab.

"Punjab Government is committed to give special attention on professional training so that skilled labour could meet the requirements of industrial units in the state," the Minister said.

He further informed that with the help of world Bank, implementation of vocational improvement training project like Production and Manufacturing at Phagwara; Auto Mobile at Moga; Electrical at Bathinda and Pathankot; Textile at Lalru; Refrigerators and Air conditioning at Batala; Fabrication at Samrala; Agricutlrue Machinary at Sunam; Refrigeration air conditioning at Ferozepur and Chemical Sector at Nawanshahar had been started to establish to accorded the Centre of Excellence for the year 2007-08.

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