Kolkata: The Technical Education Department of the Bengal Government has taken a decision to further revamp the syllabus of the industrial training institutes (ITIs) to bring it in line with industry requirements.
The Technical Education Minister recently said that the department will have detailed discussions with chambers of commerce to implement the revamp. The department will also hold discussions with specific industries on ways of skill development.
Apart from the government ITIs, many are run in PPP (public-private partnership) mode wherein industrial houses conduct training as well as provide jobs.
Under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s leadership, Bengal is surging ahead in industrial training. Work is going on in full swing to make her dream of having an ITI in every block of the state come true.
To further industry collaboration, the State Government has signed memoranda of understanding with Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) and Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI).
Vocational jobs have been included in the Employment Bank. Last year, the government had launched a skill development scheme, Utkarsh Bangla for school dropouts and set a target of providing technical training to a minimum of 30 lakh people in four years.