124 Industries, 402 Trainers, 23 New Verticals and 25,900 seats. Rajasthan Government Plans it Big This time…
Creating sustainable employment opportunities to accommodate young demography is essential for economic development of a country. In last one decade, India has reached a point where skill-based training and reformations in existing higher education is necessary. It would prevent brain drain to foreign countries. This critical factor was raised by economist C. Rangarajan, Chairman of Madras School of Economics. Keeping this point in mind, Raje led Rajasthan government proposed the RSLDC (Rajasthan Skills and Livelihood Development Corporation) in an attempt to create a skilled workforce. If implemented properly, this would help the state overcome future challenges.
With state government’s relentless efforts, the state is on track to set up 85 new ITIs (Industrial Training Institute) in last three years. This is a powerful number for state, considering the fact that 134 government institutes present in state were established over 75 years. It’s noteworthy that state had already constructed 16 ITIs so far. 29 more will be established before March. Thus, the target of 85 ITIs doesn’t seem hard to meet.
Total budget proposed for this project is Rs. 770 crores. This fund will be used to improve infrastructure and training facilities. Government intends to rope in 124 industrial partners and 402 new trainers for institute management. If things proceed as planned, Rajasthan will receive new ITIs by August 2017.
According to Rajasthan Labour Department Secretary Rajat Kumar, Raje government had developed fresh ITI programs and centres to provide employment to the youth population. The reason behind setting up ITI centre is to create adept manpower to meet requirements of the Mahindra City being constructed outside Jaipur.
New Rajasthan ITIs will Include 25,900 Seats to Cover 23 New Verticals
As of now, the ITIs offer courses in 76 disciplines, but the government plans to include 23 new verticals to the list. These institutes will provide certificates to students appearing for Hindi and English examinations.
145 corporate companies have recruited around 18,500 youths from existing ITIs via campus placements. Seeing the massive success of industrial training, Rajasthan government will try including 16 biggies like Schneider, Cisco and Bosh for recruitment.
Mishra revealed government’s elaborate plans on skill development. While addressing a public event organized by CII, Mishra said,
“Industry needs to implement the concept of ITI so that skilled labour force produced by these centres can enhances the value of corporate operations. CII has embraced 48 ITIs in Rajasthan. Government is providing incentives to companies that will contribute to skill development.”
This has definitely raised the bars higher for other states. Rajasthan is set to flaunt its newfound manpower and employment potential in the country and other states need to fall into its footsteps to raise a tough competition.