Indore : With an aim to bridge the skill gap in workforce, Industrial Training Institute (ITI) is planning to introduce new courses and modernize the old ones. These courses are expected to provide better job opportunities and increase availability of skilled employees for local industries.
The training institutes are planning to introduce new and short-term courses on hospitality, hotel management, tourism, computer designing, solar, LED lightening and mobile repairing courses among several basic-level artisan courses.
The institute’s management committee comprising industrialists in collaboration with government officials is looking for advanced and new syllabus for different courses. Under chief minister skill development scheme funds have been allocated for ITIs for modernization.
Vijay Prakash Goyal, chairman, Institute Management Committee, Women ITI Indore said, “There is a huge demand for new job-oriented and basic-level artisan courses. We already have six courses in our ITI but we are planning to introduce more new short-term courses from next session.”
Women ITI is been getting lot of demand for starting courses for repairing of solar panels, LED lights, mobile phones, computer programming and electronics.
“It’s high time to introduce new courses as the requirement of industries is changing with times. Several new industries are coming in the region and there is a good scope for employment for skilled employees.” The main government ITI of the city is also modernizing old structures by renovating building, getting new advanced equipment and computers.
Experts from the industry said that there is a huge gap in the technical courses designed for ITI’s and the actual requirement of the industries.
Kailash Agrawal, vice-president, MP Laghu Udyogh Sangh said, “We want skilled employees for our industries but there is dearth of skilled people. Academic courses are not enough as skill is very important to work on field.”
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