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April 25, 2018

Haryana Government to convert 22 Industrial Training Institutes to Model ITIs, will start state level Skill Competitions from next year : Minister Vipul Goel

Chandigarh : Haryana Industrial Training and Skill Development Minister Vipul Goel on Monday said that 22 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) would be converted into “model ITIs”, which would operate on dual education model and gradually other ITIs would also be taken up.

The Minister was speaking at an event organized to launch 10 industry integrated courses by Haryana Vishawkarma Skill University  in Gurugram. The new skill courses have been designed as per industry integrated dual education model, which would facilitate the students in learning theory and getting practically hands on training in the industry itself for which they would be paid stipend by the industry, he said.

He said, “Skill education is the need of the hour, if we want to direct the energies of our young population towards employment and productivity”.

On the occasion, the zonal level winners of India Skills Haryana—2018 for World Skill Competition- 2019, Kazan (Russia) were felicitated under the aegis of Haryana Skill Development Mission, which successfully organized zonal level skill competition.

The Minister also awarded 121 winners of zonal level skill competitions with prizes, out of which 72 first prize winners received Rs 10,000 each and 49 second prize winners received Rs 2,000 each.

From next year, Haryana would start state level skill competitions, in which winner of first prize would get Rs 50,000 while the second prize winner would get Rs 25000 cash, the Minister added.

Responding to a query about when dual education system would be made available in ITIs in the state, additional chief secretary (ACS) for skill development, industrial training and employment TC Gupta, said, “Dual education system is available in 18 trades in Haryana. We have a meeting scheduled with the central government in which we will demand that 50 trades be made available for dual education.”

Note: News shared for public awareness with reference from the information provided at online news portals.

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