India and UK will collaborate to start a project to upgrade the infrastructure and need based vocational training in the ITIs of the State, Punjab’s Technical Education minister Anil Joshi said here today.
Joshi said that under this project, capacity building workshops are being conducted in ITIs at Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar, Bathinda, Ludhiana, Patiala and Ropar to improve the expertise of the vocational training providers.
“Under centre of excellence scheme, experts from both the countries will work together to provide skilled labour to the small and medium industrial units. Further, experts from both the countries could visit India and England to get training in the specialized field,” Joshi said.
Joshi further said that the officers of Technical Education department will try to replicate the good practices of the UK in the ITIs of the state. “This program will go a long way in sharpening the vocational and technical skills of the students and a meeting in the direction of implementation of this joint venture has been held at New Delhi, few days ago,” Joshi added.