Uttar Pradesh State Government has announced plans to build 250 new Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) covering 638 backward blocks of Uttar Pradesh . This World Bank aided project will open new opportunities for aspiring youth of UP. Government has sanctioned about Rs. 2.5 crore for the project.
The state government has also decided to upgrade the infrastructure of existing 125 ITIs. The upgradation work will be done by private companies.
The increase in the number of ITIs in the upcoming years will help state government churn out more skilled and semi-skilled technicians for the industrial sector.
In India, central government has always stressed on vocational training and better provisions for education that imparts the required skills and training. Industrial training institutes that are established in the country have been training thousands of students every year, who are not enrolled in formal schools or institutes. The quality of education and facilities have to be improved and the true potential of vocational training is yet to be tapered.