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Dr Samoon visits Polytechnic College Chadoora, ITI Charar-e-Sharief

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Emphasizes introduction of new trades, handholding of skilled youths

BUDGAM: Principal Secretary, Skill Development Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, today visited Polytechnic College Chadoora and ITI College Charar-e-Sharief in Budgam to assess the functioning of the institutes besides reviewing progress on development works at both institutions.

During his visit to Polytechnic College, Principal Secretary inspected various laboratories of civil and mechanical engineering to take on spot stock of the availability of various facilities.

Principal Secretary also chaired a brief interactive session with students and staff of the college.

Speaking on the occasion, Principal Polytechnic College, Altaf Hussain Shalla, highlighted various achievements attained by the skill development department besides projecting their demands and grievances.

Principal Secretary said that the government polytechnic college is leading as the number 1 polytechnic college in the Valley and number 2 at overall ranking in the UT of J&K as marked by the government.

Dr Samoon said that Rs. 2.8 crore have been allotted to the college for the purchase of machinery and equipment. He said that other trades including automobile will be started at the college from the next academic session.

Principal Secretary asked the officers for speedy completion of hostel accommodation with all requisite facilities including bus service. He stressed on providing skill training to local youth under different trades saying that handholding of skilled youth shall open economic resources and employment avenues for them.

At ITI Charar-e-Sharief, Principal Secretary visited various labs and interacted with the staff and Superintendent ITI, Bashir Ahmad Beigh.

He asserted on the training of students through short-term courses and providing admission to students under new different trades at the college. He also asked for executing work on the workshop block and hostel building on a war footing.

Principal Secretary also enquired about the training facilities being provided to the students. He asked for the introduction of new-age courses keeping in view the demand of the industry.

Principal Secretary laid stress on imparting skill education to the youth in tune with the industry demand so that they are in a position to earn their livelihood and instead of seeking jobs, the pass-outs of ITIs shall become the job providers.

He was accompanied by Joint Director Skill Development Kashmir, Deputy Director Trainings and Superintendent ITI Charar-e-Sharief, and other concerned officers.

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