Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued directives to set up 16 new Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) based on a PPP model, across the state.
The Yogi-led government in Uttar Pradesh has been working effectively to achieve its goal of making the youth efficient and skilled in order to provide them decent job opportunities.
According to the officials here on Sunday, the admission process to the 16 new ITIs at various districts in the state will begin from August 2021. With the aim to provide technical manpower to the fast emerging industrial sector, the new ITIs will help in increasing the number of seats in courses of Electronic Technician, Computer Operator & Programming Assistant, Machinist Engineer, Electronic Mechanic and more.
At present, over 1.72 lakh students are undergoing skill training at 305 ITIs in Uttar Pradesh. The Yogi Government has laid special emphasis on setting up ITIs in remote regions of the state to cater to the needs of the underprivileged sections of the society.
According to the ITI officials, once the student completes his training from the ITI, he will be provided a certificate that will be recognised at the national level.
In a big achievement of the department, in the last four years, recognition of 1,07,489 seats has been achieved by the department from the National Council for Vocational Training. As per the latest data, as many as 1,51,508 seats have been recognised in UP.
Apart from setting up IT labs, smart classes, and solar energy plants in state ITIs, the work of providing training to students by connecting them with industrial units is also being done.