Bhubaneswar, Nov 8: Skill training institutes Government ITI Rourkela and Utkalmani Gopabandhu Institute of Engineering (UGIE) have got advanced facilities and infrastructure.
Various trades are being offered at these facilities which have been modernized with the financial support of Odisha Mineral Bearing Areas Development Corporation (OMBADC). As a result, students are getting various employment opportunities in different organisations post-completion of industry-ready training.
OMBADC has supported the infrastructure development work of government ITIs and engineering schools in various mining-affected districts of the state. An enabling environment for imparting training has been nurtured with the renovation of 'Rourkela Govt ITI' and 'Utkalmani Gopabandhu Institute of Engineering', the major skill institutes at Sundargarh district under Skill Development and Technical Education Department (SDTE).
With this program, students can secure employment in various organisations within the state and outside. With advanced skill development training from Govt ITI Rourkela and UGIE about 2,500 students have got employment between 2018-2023.
There are total 24 departments in Government ITI Rourkela. About 2,100 students are undergoing skill development training in major advanced fields such as fitter, diesel mechanic, electrician, welder and machinist. Smart classrooms and IT labs have been modernized in this center with the support of OMBADC. Hence, students can avail practical training along with theory classes.
"The IT lab at our ITI has been modernized and new computers are installed. We are doing practical training in it. Also, as we have access to the internet, we can gain deeper knowledge about the latest technology used in the country and all around the globe," said a student, Punam Lohar.
Similarly, a multipurpose hall and a cafeteria have been set up within the ITI premises. Besides, administrative and academic blocks, special workshops for various trades have also been upgraded.