Setting out Policy Objectives
There is strong necessisty to create an enabling environment with appropriate policy, institutional development, human resources development for capacity building. It is a long-term, continuing process, in which all stakeholders are involved.
The Government would continue its process of upgrading and modernize the ITIs of the State and also gradually increase the intake capacity.
With assistance of Central Government the ITIs would be upgraded to sector specific Centre of Excellences with multi entry and multi exit system in modular courses. This would facilitate broad based training in particular skill and enhance employability and earnings of the trained youths.
A special drive would be initiated for strict implementation of the Apprenticeship Act 1961.Action would be taken against defaulting establishments. Elaborate arrangements would be made for in-plant training in collaboration with industries. Placement Cells in all ITIs will be strengthened and made proactive.
More autonomy and flexibility would be given to the ITIs to respond to market forces through constitution of Institute Management Committee (IMC), associating industrial associations, local industries, other government and private organizations and knowledgeable individuals. Societies would be formed in the ITIs to facilitate self-governance.
While the ITIs would impart technical training in engineering trades, institutions like Swabalamban Society and Society for Entrepreneurship Development (SOFED) would be responsible for and concentrate on training in generalized fields, agri allied activities and other demand specific skills.
The societies would also design course and curriculum as per market force, with wider outreach and high degree of employability to be implemented by line departments using their infrastructure. Swabalamban Society and Society for Entrepreneurship Development would co-ordinate with various line departments/organizations for sector specific training and to open up new sources for funding training programmes.
The Societies shall be strengthened by strategic alliances with national level entrepreneurship institutes, industry linkages, linkages with technical and professional institutions and PPP initiatives.
In order to cater to the requirement of manpower at higher level for upcoming industries within and outside the State, special efforts shall be made on promoting new technical institutions in diploma/degree level, upgrading existing ones and maximizing industry-institution linkages.