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Govt forms Mentor Councils to keep ITI syllabus in tune with industry

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that Government has decided to encourage and support high employment potential training programs to meet specific skill requirement of industry through a new mechanism of  flexi MoUs with industries / credible staffing companies.

Also, Institute Management Committees (IMCs) have been constituted in 1,227 Government ITIs with its chairperson from the industries, to promote industry partnership.  Twelve MoUs have been signed so far with different industries / organizations as follows:

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Rudy said, courses covered under these MoUs are designed by the local industry in partnership with the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and other training partners and delivered by sharing of existing infrastructure augmented by the concerned industry in terms of modern training equipment and expert industry trainers based on flexi MoUs.

In order to keep the syllabi in tune with industry/ market needs, Government has set up Mentor Councils (MCs) for a term of three years having representatives from thought leaders among various stakeholders viz. one of the top ten industries in the sector (turnover-wise), innovative entrepreneurs who have proved to be game-changers, academic/professional institutions, champion ITIs for each of the sectors and experts.

The technical support to the MCs is being provided by Core Groups (a technical group constituted for each sector), Central Staff Training and Research Institute (CSTARI), Kolkata and National Instructional Media Institute (NIMI), Chennai, both institutes of Directorate General of Training (DGT), Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.  MCs are guiding the Ministry in responding proactively to link curricula to industry requirements, the Minister added.

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