Punjab to give boost to technical education

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Ludhiana, Nov 17 (UNI) S. Bikramjit Singh Khalsa Chief Parliamentary secretary for Technical Education and Industrial Training, Punjab, today said that to improve the technical education in the state, funds amounting to Rs.38 crores were being spent and new courses and trades were being added in the Polytechnics and Engineering Colleges.

Mr Khalsa was addressing a rural gathering after inaugurating a new block in Govt. Sr. Sec. School Dehlon, about 20 km from here today. Earlier, Mr. Khalsa also laid the foundation stones of a new room in Civil Dispensary and of a link road from Police Station to Butahari road.

The CPS said that the state government had planned to open at least one Polytechnic/Engineering College in each district and new 8 such Institutes were being set up in those districts which did not have a Polytechnics yet.

He added that a number of Centers of Excellences were also being opened in the ITIs and Polytechnics, where new vocational courses suitable for the changed technology in the industrial sector was being started.

He said that to ensure the quality training, 550 Instructors of different trades have been recruited in the ITIs and plans were afoot to provide short term training to the less qualified youth of various routine ventures by setting up large number of Skill Development centers, so that they could start own ventures or seek relevant jobs.

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