Sushilkumar Shinde launches new Courses in 12 ITIs
Written by Anand   
Friday, 21 August 2009
New Delhi: Union Minister of Power, Sushilkumar Shinde, today launched new Courses in 12 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) at various locations in the vicinity of NTPC power stations, through video conferencing mode at a function held in New Delhi.

Out of these 12 ITIs, 10 have been adopted by NTPC and 2 are new ITIs, starting from temporary premises to avoid delay in functioning. More than 540 new students shall be admitted in these newly introduced courses from this academic session itself.

Shri Sushilkumar Shinde said that efforts of NTPC and other Industry partners in the Institute Management Committee shall help in meeting the skilled manpower requirement essential for the development of the country.

NTPC has signed MoA at 17 locations in different states namely Korba, Badarpur, Barh, Tapovan Vishnugarh, Lohari Nagpala, Farakka, Kayamkulam, Simhadri, Ramagundam, Kawas , Koldam, Talcher-Kahiha, Anta , Mouda, Talaipalli, Faribabad and Dadri for upgradation of ITIs and is also setting up new ITIs at 6 new locations Sipat, Pakri Barwadih, North Karanpura, Nabinagar, Rihand and Bongaigaon.

New trades relevant to the local Industry are being added in most of the adopted ITIs. The ITI instructors are being trained to provide better education. The classrooms and the institute buildings are being repaired. New machinery is being purchased for laboratories and the workshops. The Libraries of the ITIs shall be getting new books. A detailed action plan has been chalked out by the Nodal Officers of these projects/ plants and the same is being implemented.

For the 12 ITIs, the new courses chosen are relevant to the local industry and in some cases additional sections have been added in the existing courses. The new courses being added are Electrician, Welder, Draftsman, DressMaking, COPA, Hosing Wiring, Telly, Electronic Mechanic, Instrument Mechanic, Motor Vehicle Mechanic and Electrician (COE).

Shri Bharatsinh Solanki , Union Minister of State for Power in his address said that to maintain high pace of economic growth, we need to ensure availability of quality trained industrial manpower to match the industry expectations. Shri Shinde stressed that the Government was committed towards sustainable development and rapid expansion of the physical infrastructure in general and the power sector in particular.

Shri Rakesh Nath, Chairperson, Central Electricity Authority ; Shri R.S.Sharma, CMD, NTPC; Shri Anil Kumar Additional Secretary, Shri I.C.P. Keshari JS (Thermal), senior officials from NTPC and Ministry of Power were present on the occasion.

The Govt of India has launched a number of Schemes for the upgradation of ITIs and NTPC is partnering with State and Central Govt. in this critical effort to produce industry-ready trained manpower. Due to the boom in infrastructure growth, a huge shortage of skilled manpower has been felt in construction and power generation industry.

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