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Karnataka to introduce dual system for ITI trainees in collaboration of industry

image Karnataka to introduce dual system for ITI trainees in collaboration of industry

Bangalore, Oct 22 (KNN) The Karnataka government has constituted a committee involving Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association (KASSIA), District Institute for Education and Training (DIET) and Regional Directorate of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (RDSDE) and other skill development entities to implement the dual system in the state.

In this regard on Wednesday, KASSIA organised an interaction with the Commissioner and Director, Industrial training and employment, Government of Karnataka to discuss modalities and plan of action to implement the Dual System of Training (DST) of ITI graduates with the active involvement of industry in the state.

The commissioner for Industrial training and employment Dr Trilok Chandra, IAS, participating at the meeting emphasised the important role to be played by KASSIA in ensuring necessary coordination, guidance and handholding of industry and ITIs in making the program a success.

The 2 year program comprises 18 months of institutional training followed by 6 months of on the job training at an industry.

''KASSIA would ensure facilitation of industry linkage to the trainees through a tripartite MOU between itself, ITI and the industry. KASSIA will also develop standard operating procedures for the smooth implementation of the DST besides tracking the implementation of the program and helping trainees to be absorbed by the concerned industry once apprenticeship is over. Several related points about skill training and industry institution interface were also discussed,'' said the commissioner.

K B Arasappa, emphasises the keen work done by KASSIA in skill development.

Sudarshan V, Panel Chair, Manufacturing Upgradation Tech. Development Assistance programme, Skill & EDP Panel, KASSIA, in introductory remarks spoke of the need to make the program industry 4, compliant and address specific concerns of industry.

Regional Director, RDSDE, TVLN Rao outlined that implementation would be a challenge even though Karnataka was a model followed by the others in the country in the area.

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