With the vision to enrich and empower all individuals through improved employable skills or knowledge in nationally and internationally recognized qualifications to gain access to decent employment and ensure Punjab’s competitiveness in the national and global market, the department of Technical education and Industrial Training is operating efficiently in the state.
Industrial Training Institute and Industrial Training Centers are the junior polytechnic institutes, which incubate training in technical fields, mainly constituted under the Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGET), Ministry of Labor & Employment, Union Government of India.
With about 234 Private Industrial Training Institutes in Punjab, the state has witnessed the Industrial sector to be augmenting since the last decade. The department of Technical education and Industrial Training has been divided into two wings, which are –
- Industrial Training Wing – The Industrial Training Wing, looks after the Industrial Training Institutes, Vocational Training Providers and the other Institutes of Skill development under various schemes of the central and the state government.
- Technical Education Wing – The Technical Education Wing, looks after the Post Graduate, Degree and Diploma level Institutes in the fields of Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Hotel Management and Architecture.
Under the responsive Shiromani Akali Dal – BJP led state government, the department of Technical education and Industrial Training has been successfully creating technicians under the Craftsmen Training Scheme. The Craftsmen Training Scheme was initiated in the year of 1950 by, The Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGE&T) in the Ministry of Labour, Government of India. With the visionary motive of imparting skilled manpower by vocational courses, about 50 Industrial Training Institutes were set up which have evidently increased with time immemorial, reason being the augmenting manpower requirements for technology, industrial development and economic growth of the country.
In order to march towards expansion, development, quality improvement and excellence in the Industrial Training sector, the department of Technical education and Industrial Training directed majority of the Industrial Training Institutes towards entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs), with various industries. So that, the students could easily avail hands on job training.
In contrast to the professional courses in tailoring, stitching, knitting etc. the revolutionary initiative of the Industrial Training Institute, Sangrur to introduce vocational courses in fashion designing, computer application, hair and skin care for women, contributed towards creating a pool of opportunities, employment and progression for the women candidates. The government Industrial Training Institute, Rajpura has also been contributing in large numbers for strengthening competitiveness, and enhancing skill development in women through various vocational courses, for both skilled an un-skilled employment opportunities.
It would not be wrong to claim that, the department of Technical education and Industrial Training has enhanced the skills of the human resource, provided placement and employment opportunities, accelerated the competitiveness and helped the Punjab to achieve the state and national targets for the skilled and un – skilled job opportunities. Owing to the same, the state has witnessed an upward growth trajectory by achieving rapid and inclusive growth.