Bhubaneswar, Sept 4 (LocalWire): With the directorate general of training, Union ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship, revising the schedule for admission into Craftsmen Training Scheme course yesterday, the government ITI here, has extended its last date for admissions under several trades to 16 September. Earlier, the last date for admissions was 31 August.
Some seats in the much-sought after four smart trade course, introduced for the first time in Odisha, are lying vacant.
IoT (Internet of Things) technician smart agriculture and IoT technician smart healthcare, information technology trade under Centre of Excellence (CoE) has 10 vacancies, Welder with 11 vacancies and food beverages and guest services assistant with 11 vacancies are waiting to be filled up.
In baker and confectioner trade there is only one vacancy.
All the four smart trades with IoT-based curriculum have attracted massive response.
IoT is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interactions.
While all 24 seats in IoT Technician Smart City and Smart Phone Technician-cum-Application Tester are full, only some seats in Smart Agriculture and Health are lying vacant.
It can be mentioned here that in government ITIs for girls, SC and ST and physically-challenged students, the courses comes free of cost.
Other benefits like scholarships for construction workers, labourers and students from poor economic background are available as per different government schemes.
Principal ITI Bhubaneswar, Jitamitra Satapathy, said ‘to get entry to any industry-ready course at any ITI, the minimum educational qualification is a pass certificate in Class X Board examinations.
However, with good education and also campus recruitment options available, our ITI has earned an exclusive position in imparting industrial training across Odisha and outside.’
With the Bhubaneswar Smart City Project proposal topping the national challenge in 2016 and now the project work gaining momentum, the smart trades has generated immense interest among students and girls as well.
Interestingly, leading electric manufacturing firm, Schneider Electric, has proposed to sponsor a ‘Train the trainer programme’ by imparting training to some faculty members.