For the first time ever in the state’s history, 19 ITI students from West Bengal have bagged jobs abroad through campus interview, organised with the support of the Directorate of Industrial Training.
The directorate under the department of Technical Education and Training had organised the campus interview in which several companies from abroad and other Indian states had participated.
Nineteen students were offered jobs by SAS Power Industries at Ras-Al-Khaimah in United Arab Emirates (UAE). The students have already got their appointment letters and they will be leaving for their jobs soon.
Stating the fact that jobs offered to the ITI students of the state shows improvement in the quality of education, a senior official of the department said that this will motivate the students to study their course properly to secure good marks.
It may be mentioned that several steps were taken for development of technical education in the state in the past five years. Besides, the number of seats was increased, to provide more scope to the students undertaking training in technical education.
The state government had also brought necessary changes to provide updated quality education to the students as per the need of the hour. Now, the state government has started taking steps to help the students get proper placement and in a bid to do so, the Directorate of Industrial Training had joined hands with different agencies for organising more campus interviews.
“It is not enough to cater quality training, but at the same time, steps are needed for their placement. Once the companies in abroad start recruiting ITI students from West Bengal, they will continue the endeavour.
“The reason being the fact that ITI students from the state are comparably more talented than the students from other parts of the country,” the officials said.