ITI Kheowali and Abulkhurana to developed for apparel, building
Chandigarh, July 8 (UNI) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today cleared the decks for statewide initiative for Skill Development Centers to equip the youth for profitable employment avenues.
The State Government proposes to set up a network of Skill Development Centers in different trades of Industries such as pharmaceutical, apparel sector, construction sector, small engineering and electronics etc.
In the first phase of this intiative, the Punjab Chief Minister, today approved the project of developing ITI(West) Kheowali and ITI Abul Khurana to be developed as Skill Development Center for apparel sector and construction sectors respectively.
In a high-level meeting with the members of the Industries and officers of Technical Education, it was decided to upgrade these it is for specialized industry to provide training course as per the requirement of the Industries and market.
In ITI Kheowali, 100 students would be admitted in advance module for six months each. The module to be run in fashion, garment technology and design world for 100 students admitted further this year.
In the second phase weaving and spending module shall be launched with the guidance of Trident Group of Industries and 100 students will be admitted in this course also. The first batch of students would start getting information in apparel sector from July, 2008.
Keeping in view the increasing demand of skilled construction workers for the domestic as well as foreign construction companies, the Chief Minister approved ITI Abul Khurana to be developed Skill Development Centres for construction sector. The students would be provided specialized training mesons, Bar binder and Plumbers etc.
The Chief Minister also asked to provide necessary linkage for employment within and outside State especially to the European, North America and Gulf States. The special courses would also be launched to upgrade the technical skills existing work forces. The first batch of students would get admission in January, next year.