Stressing the need for restructuring the training programmes as per the requirement of the service sector the Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education and Youth Services and Sports Imran Raza Ansari today called for maintaining close liaison for giving the industry the best technocrats for the right jobs at the right time.
The Minister said this after inaugurating Job Fest-2015, a placement drive for the trained diploma graduates at Government Polytechnic Bikram Chowk Jammu. The event was organized by the department of Technical Education, Government Polytechnic, Jammu in collaboration with CT Group of Institutions, Jallandhar with the aim to provide employment opportunities to polytechnic students in multinational and national companies such as Click Labs, Tyco Electronics, Videocon, Embrix Infratech, IEC Gensets Ltd, Sofcon India Ltd, Kirloskar Oil Engine Ltd, Ginger Web Ltd, Dream Waiver Group, Excel Technology & Security Service, Indo tech Etc.
The Minister said that the Government is resolved to convert the challenges into opportunities and skill development is one of the thrust areas. He said that India is moving into skill intensive industrial and services arena and as such there would be huge requirement of trained human resource and for harnessing the employment opportunities the state has to brace up for skill development
. “A lot of capital investment is expected in this area in a very short time and we can be a part of this effort by making Technical Education more attractive, we have to change the system to get adopted to the modern trends, technological advancement and strategic efforts,” the Minister maintained.
Mr Ansari said that it is his endeavour to strengthen the Department to meet the challenge of employment and ensure giving qualified technocrats to the industry. He sought cooperation of all stakeholders to strengthen the initiatives of the department of Technical Education to resolve the problem of unemployment in the state. He asked the industry partners to help identify the areas for which manpower is required so that the training programmes are restructured as per the requirement of the industry/services sector.
He wished the technocrats success and expressed hope that they would prove their caliber. He also lauded the efforts of the officers of the department and assured all support in their effort for producing better technocrats and getting them employed gainfully.
Director Technical Education P. I. Khateeb presented the vote of thanks and said that the department is making concerted efforts to provide job oriented training to the students.
President Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Group Director CT Group of Institutions were also present on the occasion.