“Through these collaborations the number of placements have gone up and the in dustry is taking active interest in collaborating with our institutes to get skilled manpower,“ said Manoj Kumar, DTTE director. “The main aim of these tie-ups is to build long-term relationship between industry and vocational education,“ he added.
The directorate has also focussed on bringing women on par in terms of skills imparted at these institutes, ranging from air conditioner repair to motor repairs. Out of the 18 ITIs in Delhi, five are meant exclusively for women -at Vivek Vihar, Tilak Nagar, Jijabai, Morigate and Hastasal.
Vivek Vihar ITI is the only institute catering to underprivileged women in the trans-Yamuna area in IT sector. This ITI takes 312 candidates every year. The ITI in Tilak Nagar offers courses under the National and State Council of Vocational Training (NCVT SCVT) like computer operator & programming assistant, draughtsman (civil), stenographer & secretarial assistant (English), basic cosmetology , sewing technology .The total intake here is 229.
Meanwhile, these institutes have also enrolled NGOs to help students gain soft skills.