SAMBA, Feb 6: The Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education and Youth Services & Sports, Imran Raza Ansari today formally launched ITI Samba and Hyundai Ltd Motor Mechanic Vehicle Workshop at Industrial Training Institute Samba.
The Minister was accompanied by MLA Samba, Dr Devinder Kumar Manyal, DC Samba, Sheetal Nanda and Director, Technical Education (J&K), Shabnam Shah Kamili.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between ITI Samba and Chandigarh Hyundai Centre wherein technical expertise shall be provided by Hyundai to ITI Instructors and trainees. They shall also be sent to Hyundai training centres outside the State for enhancing their skills and the successful trainees shall be absorbed in Hyundai centres.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister informed that the workshop has been established to bridge the gap between skill set required by industries and Institutional training being provided in the automobile sector. He urged Hyundai officials to explore the possibility of expanding this initiative in other regions also. He directed officials to initiate steps for increasing seats in trades which can provide better placement opportunities to the students. He said that hands-on training must be given along with class room training for creating an efficient workforce.
At the programme, the officials of Hyundai Private Limited handed over keys of a Santro car exclusively for the workshop to the Minister. Besides, the company has also given equipments for engines, transmissions and other parts for providing best training to students.
Deputy Directors, Technical Education, MI Kohli, MS Parray, Rajinder Gupta, Superintendent ITI, Rajesh Gupta and Hyundai officials, Jatinder Khera and Ravjit Singh were also present at the programme.
Later, the Minister also visited Government Polytechnic Samba and inspected the functioning of the institute. He directed officials to ensure that proper care must be given to equipments and infrastructure of the college. He also directed officials to complete the leftover works of institute on high priority.