Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) of Punjab are set to resume courses from September 21 after six months of lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to a round issued by the directorate of technical training, administrations of state-run and personal ITIs have been directed to make all preparations for courses in adherence with Covid-19 tips.
ITIs would be the first instructional institutes in the state that may restart courses in the Unlock four part because the lockdown imposed in Punjab on March 22.
Last week, the ministry of well being and household welfare had allowed the reopening of instructional institutes providing ability or entrepreneurship coaching.
Punjab has 347 state-run and privately managed ITIs in which 55,000 college students have been enrolled.
FOCUS ON PRACTICAL TRAINING, EXAMS IN NOVEMBER
Principal secretary, technical training, Anurag Verma mentioned on Wednesday that the main target of the courses might be to impart sensible coaching.
After these courses, exams might be held in November that may allow college students to be a part of the career after getting diplomas from their respective institutes.
“Every trade comprises 70% curriculum of practical and it will be completed in about 40 days. After a fortnight of the lockdown in Punjab, our instructors started holding virtual classes from mid-April and these remain quite successful. But it is important to have hands-on practical training using machines and tools,” he mentioned.
Verma mentioned college students who took admission just lately will proceed to attend on-line lectures for principle elements of assorted topics.
The principal of the Government ITI for Women in Bathinda, Nirmal Singh, mentioned work to maintain staggered sensible courses has begun. “Students and instructors will be called on alternate days to ensure physical distancing. As ITI workshops are normally spacious and every trade has an average of 20-25 students thus it will not be much challenging to arrange practical training,” he mentioned.