India can now look forward to opening up of many vocational skill centres as the Institute of Technical Education, a prestigious Institute of Singapore would be setting up vocational skill centres across India, to train youth to fulfil the requirements of skilled manpower.
ITE Education Services (ITEES), a subsidiary of the state-owned Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore has been offering consultancy and training services in skills development and vocational training to more than 25 countries. Its upcoming project in Rajasthan, India is slated to commence training from September 27, this year.
ITEES can surely contribute to ‘Skill India’ programme by playing a catalytic role in helping to set up a few model institutions in selected locations in India. These model institutions will allow for knowledge and technology transfer and eventually be replicated in other parts of India with ITEES continuing to play supportive role to ensure quality and international standards.
Initially, ITEES would conduct an onsite analysis of skilled manpower requirement for a few selected industry sectors. This would be done with the aim to help set up two model Skills Centre in Delhi and Varanasi. In these centres, the programmes will be tailored to the needs of local industries and for training both urban and village youths.
ITEES first project in Rajasthan is in process. It has signed a similar MoU with Madhya Pradesh government. The ground work for which is being done for another CETT-type campus.
In another project, ITEES consultancy is in the midst of completing ground-work for the development of a TVET campus in Kolkata.. This will be a private-sector operated campus to offer skills training under a corporate social responsibility initiative.