Technical education summit to be held in Punjab

In an effort to enhance the availability of skilled manpower in the state, the Punjab government will organize the ‘Technical Education & Skill Development Summit 2014’ on February 8.

The summit will be organised by the Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training. It will be held at the indoor sports complex, Mohali.

Punjab Industry & Commerce minister Madan Mohan Mittal said that the summit would serve as the perfect platform for exhibiting the potential and achievements of technical education, and showcasing the quality initiatives taken by the department to promote technical education in the state.

Mittal said he intended making Punjab a global hub of higher education such that it attracts investment and students from other states and countries.

Punjab Technical University Vice-Chancellor Rajneesh Arora said the state has all the wherewithal required to emerge as a winner on the global higher education map and such summits should help this cause.