Vocational Training Improvement Project for ITI Upgradation

Posted in June 2012

Shillong, June 27: The Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, is implementing a scheme for up gradation of 400 ITIs in the country into Centres of Excellence namely “Vocational Training Improvement Project” with assistance from the World Bank.
The project objective is to improve the employment outcomes of graduates from the vocational training system, by making the design and delivery of training more demand responsive. The main thrust of the programme is to provide appropriate infrastructure, equipment, update syllabi and introduce new courses in the ITIs. The project envisages training of instructors and management level training programmes to improve the quality of training.
33 State governments/UTs are participating under the project.
The total project cost is Rs 1581 crore out of which Rs1231 crore is funded by the World Bank and the remaining Rs 350 crore is the State share. The scheme is funded in the ratio of 75:25 that is 75 percent is the Central share and 25 percent is the State share. The funding pattern between the Centre and the NE States is 90:10. The scheme will come to a close in December 2012.

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