CM expresses desire to create unique recognition for ITI education

Published By : Admin | November 21, 2011 | 09:28 IST

Historic recruitment programme

2477 supervisor instructors recruited in ITIs

CM gives the appointment letters

ITIs to give soft-skill training to sharp students’ personalities

In a historic recruitment programme organized at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar today Chief Minister Narendra Modi gave appointment letters to as many as 2,477 candidates for the post of supervisor instructors in different Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) of Gujarat.

Earlier, Employment department conducted an online test through ORM system in which 18,667 candidates were appeared. Out of which 2,477 candidates were selected in a transparent manner based on the merit and were given appointment letters today.

Speaking on the occasion Chief Minister expressed his desire to create a unique recognition for the education given by the ITIs. For this, ITIs will also teach soft-skills to its students along with the technical skills to shape their personalities.

Chief Minister also appealed the new job-holders to become tech-savvy and add value to their job profiles.

Mr. Modi said that with a view to cater to the demands of industries Gujarat government has focused on imparting need-based skill development training to the youths.

The government has made about two and half lakh recruitments in different departments during last decade and even during the current year it will go for about 60,000 recruitments in a transparent manner solely based on merits, he said.

As per the directives of Gujarat government, passing a two-year ITI course after class-10 is considered equivalent to class-12 and passing it after class-8 is considered equivalent to class-10. This, Chief Minister said, has opened the doors of higher education for the ITI certificate holders.

Finance Minister Vajubhai Vala who was present as the Guest of Honor said the state government started some 300 skill development centres in last two years with an aim to check the issue of unemployment in rural areas. During the last year, he said, 16,000 students were given training in 150 centres, of which 55,000 were the female students.

Welcoming the dignitaries in the beginning of the programme, Principal Secretary for Labour and Employment Department P. Panneervel gave details of various courses available in ITIs. He said that his department has joined hands with the industries for starting new training centers which will cater to industries’ demand of skilled manpower.

Also present on the occasion were Agriculture Minister Dilip Sanghani, Health Minister Jaynarayan Vyas, Minister of State for Labour and Employment Department Liladhar Vaghela, Director of Labour and Employment department Sonal Mishra and the high officials.

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