18 April, Bhubaneswar
The Central Public Sector Undertaking National Thermal Power Corporation , NTOC will set up a World Class Industrial Training Institute , ITI at Bhusunda under Sheragarha Tahasil of Ganjam, the home district of Ganjam in Odisha.
Odisha government Saturday signed an MoU with NTPC to set up the an ITI at a cost of Rs 7.72 crore with an objective to meet the state target of training and employment of one million youth during next five years.
Director Technical Education and Training Pramod Kumar Panda and NTPC Executive Director Aravinda Kumar signed the MoU in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at State Secretariat.
As per the agreement the state government would provide required land free of cost to the NTPC. The ITI is expected to be operanationalised during 2016-17 academic year with 200 students in the first phase . The ITI shall serve the skill training need of local youth as well as sponsored candidates of NTPC for their gainful employment, said DTET, Panda .
The trades of fitter, electrician and welder will be operated in the ITI initially with accreditation of quality Council of India followed by affiliation of National Council for Vocational training.
The ITI shall have advanced vocational training facilities in manufacturing, automobiles, Electricals to cater to the high end finishing skill training need of trained candidates. The trained youth and other unemployed youth can be supported with short term skill courses in manufacturing and electrical sector in the ITI for improving their employability.
As many as 30 per cent of the sanctioned strength will be reserved for admission of the project affected persons and the wards of NTPC projects and other candidates recommended by NTPC
The inistitute would also provide training to Trainers for improving quality of skill training in it is and Polytiechincs of the state, Arvind Kumar said.