Bharat Forge has invested almost Rs 10 crore in Khed ITI and have developed a new building
A government-private partnership in the field of industrial training has brought about transformation of Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Khed, a small town in Pune district.
The institute at Khed never thought of transforming in to state of the art workshops and laboratories but partnership with Bharat Forge has led forging ahead of Khed ITI in a matter of 10 years.
The ITI which used to have intake capacity of 76 now trains 650 students every year. Khed ITI used to have only five trades but now it has 13 trades like turner, machinist, grinder, tool and dye making, electrician, welding, fitting, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic, electronics, and tailoring course, which is specially for girl students. There are three courses including instrument mechanic, electrician, electronics mechanic for tribal students.
Waman Kothekar, the Principal of Khed ITI said that two new courses of painter general and computer operator and programming have been introduced recently. Kothekar informed that Bharat Forge has invested almost Rs 10 crores in Khed ITI and have developed new building, workshops and laboratories which are state of the art. He informed that almost all the students are employed even before the final examination.
Kothekar informed that there is 100 per cent placement for engineering trades and 30 to 40 per cent of students from service trades like refrigeration and air condition mechanic, tailoring, computer operator are self employed.
Dr Deepak Kapoor, the Principal Secretary to the Department of Skill Development informed that there are 1.17 lakh students in ITIs in the state and they are being imparted training with the help of state of the art facilities made available by the Corporate companies. Other than this, Kapoor said, “There are 2,061 vocational training partners who are working with the government for imparting non-technical training to youngsters between the age group of 15 and 45 years. They are imparting various skills to 1.28 lakh persons in the state and 57 per cent of these are women.”
Speaking about ITI’s he said that there are 55 thousand ITI pass outs who got jobs as apprentice last year and the number would increase this year.