Berhampur, Oct 17 (LocalWire): As many as 46 students from different streams of the government-run Industrial Training Institute here today got one-year apprenticeship in ten local industries.
In a function held at the ITI, the selected candidates were handed over appointment letters.
The programme is a part of the Central government’s celebration of apprenticeship pakhwada, sources said.
‘The programme is unique as the students will not have to go outside for their apprenticeship but do it in the local industries,’ said ITI principal Rajat Kumar Panigrahy.
Panigrahy said they roped in ten small, medium size industries and service sectors from the local areas who agreed to take the students as interns, he said.
During the period, the industries would provide Rs 4500 to Rs 11000 to the students. The Centre, however, fixed Rs 5690 per month per student during the internship period, sources said. ‘Though they will be paid less, it would be manageable as they train near their homes,’ said Panigrahy.
Among others, additional district magistrate (ADM) Ganjam, Laxmikant Sethi, assistant general manager (training) Indian Rare Earths Limited, Matikhala Nageswar Sia and assistant general manager, Grasim Industries, PK Das, attended the meeting that Panigrahy presided over.
The speakers advised students to do their best during the training period, so that they have every chance to be a regular employee in the respective firms.