Tata Technologies signed a 10-year Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government on Sunday to upgrade and modernize 150 government-owned Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across 75 districts. Following upgradation, these ITIs will cater to the advanced skill requirements of both students and employers, and also become technology hubs for MSMEs.
According to official information, the total investment in this project is Rs 5472 crores. With this investment, the ITI upgrade project will see the modernization of these centers on existing ITI premises with approximately 10,000 square feet of ITI area being developed by the UP government.
The upgraded ITIs will offer six new trades and 23 new short-term courses, catering to Industry 4.0 demands, and training over 1,20,000 students annually at full capacity once the ITIs is upgraded.
The project begins in March 2023, and the centers are expected to be ready between January 2024 and March 2024. This project will improve industrial training and education, creating a better learning environment for youth to meet industry needs.
Upgraded ITIs will offer guidance and experiential learning through physical and digital delivery as well as employability skills. They will also serve as skill centers and boost local artisan and handicraft industries by offering custom courses on product design and increasing their artistic level.
Sharing his thoughts on the collaboration, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, “The transformation of ITIs in UP to Industry 4.0 Technology hubs is a significant step towards positioning Uttar Pradesh as an investment destination of choice for the manufacturing industry. We already have the best talent in Uttar Pradesh, and this project will upskill our talent and create employment opportunities for the youth." He further added, “Moving with the times, we also have to join training programs related to new technology, so the state government is signing an MoA amounting to Rs 5472 crore with Tata Technologies.”