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Wadhwani Foundation ties up with Delhi govt to transform ITIs

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Wadhwani Foundation's Skills Development Network today said it has signed an agreement with the government to transform the state's polytechnics and ITIs into the market-driven high performing institutes producing skilled workforce over a period of 3 years.

"We are committed to providing sufficient skills to graduates such that they can command family supporting wages. Our partnership with government's Directorate of Training and Technical Education (DTTE) will go a long way towards improving job outcomes by restructuring the technical training in Delhi," Wadhwani Foundation President and CEO Kela said in a release issued here.

Under this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), this new employability course in all 27government ITIs and polytechnics will be introduced and an Industry Collaboration Cell will be set up.

The programme will focus on building partnership with 50 public sector employers to accept 5,000 internship or apprenticeships.

It aims to advance employability training courses like work and soft-skills, upgrade the manufacturing courses to modern manufacturing training practices and introduce local high-demand services courses in addition to the technical courses in the ITIs.

Training and Technical Education department's principal secretary Punya Srivastava said, "The main aim of this project is to create relationship between industry and vocational education, enhance knowledge and skills, and increase skills availability for industry."

The government is committed towards skill development for youth and in this context it is initiating various skilling-led programmes at different levels of education system, he added.

First Published: Mon, June 13 2016. 20:13 IST
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