To meet the manpower requirement for upcoming industries in the state, the Orissa government would sign memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ten industries for setting up of Industrial Training Centres (ITCs).
The partnering companies included Tata Steel, Balasore Alloys, Paradeep Phosphate (PPL), Indian Oil Corporation, Monnet Ispat among others.
The ITCs are proposed to be developed in public-private-partnership (PPP) mode and the state government would provide the required land. The MoU is slated to be signed on 24th of this month, official sources said.
Though twenty seven industries have given proposals for setting up ITCs in the state, the government would ink pact with ten of them in the first phase.
The Orissa government targets to open at least one ITI in every block of the state. It may be noted, out of 314 blocks in Orissa, 116 blocks don’t have ITIs.
At present, the state boasts of 30 ITIs in the government sector and 510 in the private sector.
Similarly, the government has 13 polytechnics and 23 more are planned to be opened soon.