New courses to be introduced in ITIs to make youths more employable
ITIs in Uttarakhand will include new courses that are in sync with the times and are in great demand among the industry, state finance minister said on Fridaydehradun Updated: Feb 02, 2018 21:46 IST
The Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in Uttarakhand will include new courses that are in sync with the times and are in great demand among the industry, state finance minister said on Friday.
There are some courses like shorthand and typing being taught in the ITIs that have become redundant.
There are a total of 57 trades taught in the ITIs being run in Uttarakhand and courses like plumber, fitter, and electrician are popular while shorthand and typing are losing relevance in the modern day world.
The government has drawn up a plan to introduce industry-savvy courses in the ITIs in Uttarakhand, said state finance minister Prakash Pant.
An automobile hub has come up in Rudrapur and Pantnagar industrial estates in the state, he said.
“Car maker Maruti has sought permission to run two ITIs in Uttarakhand where they will train youngsters in automobile engineering and other technical trades.
“Apart from this, the Ashoka Leyland and Tata Motors too have set up their own ITIs where they are training people.”
There are a total of 108 ITIs in the state and new courses like automobile engineering and information technology, will replace redundant courses like shorthand, which have little application for the industry now, he said.
Dinesh Chandola, an instructor at an ITI in Udham Singh Nagar’s Dineshpur, said industry-specific trades are the need of the hour.
“Many youngsters find themselves at a disadvantage after learing trades that have little demand in the industry. We need to train youngsters in trades that have good demand in the industrial units in Pantnagar and Rudrapur,” he said.
Unemployment has become a big problem in the state and introducing new courses in the ITIs will help in getting good source of livelihood for the unemployed youths, said Trepan Singh Chauhan, a rights activist.