Govt. likely to set up separate board for ITIs soon
A separate board is likely to be established to carry out assessment and certification of around 23 lakh students passing out from Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across the country. The move will enable ITI graduates to pursue regular courses in other schools and colleges, as the certificates awarded to them will be equivalent to the ones given to ICSE and CBSE pass-outs. Here's more.
The board will take in NSDC bodies conducting occupational skills
The board will also include Sector Skill Councils, NSDC bodies which create Occupational Standards and Qualification bodies, develop competency framework, conduct skill gap studies, and certify trainees on the curriculum aligned to national occupational standards, official sources said. The proposal for the establishment of the board mooted by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has been accepted by the HRD Ministry, the sources said.
Board will soon seek approval from the Union Cabinet
Top sources in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said a Cabinet note for setting up the board is ready after consultation with several government departments and may be placed before the Union Cabinet seeking its approval in a month's time.