Board Of Practical Training, Eastern Region, Ministry Of Education, Government Of India Commemorates Regional Apprentice Day
News Desk, News Nation 360: The Board of Practical Training (Eastern Region) BOPT(ER), Kolkata, the organization under the Ministry of Education, Government of India celebrated the Regional Apprentice Day in Kolkata today. BOPT(ER), Kolkata, has announced the availability of more than 2 Lakh apprenticeship training facilities in different industries and establishments in Eastern Regions of India. Dr Ravindra Soni, Advisor AICTE (Delhi), Prof. V.K. Tewari, Director, IIT Kharagpur, Dr. Savita Sengar, VC, Jharkhand Rai University and Shri S.M. Ejaz Ahmed, Director, Board of Practical Training (Eastern Region), Kolkata were present on the occasion. Achint Kumar, Under Secretary, Ministry of Education, Government of India in his virtual address applauded the efforts of BOPT(ER) for mobilizing students and providing training and job opportunities to lakhs of students through the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS). For the current financial year, it is expected that 1.2 lakh graduates will join this scheme for which Govt. of India has made an allocation of more than 120 crores for payment of stipend to the
trainees. S.M. Ejaz Ahmed, Director, BOPT(ER), Kolkata, Ministry of Education, Government of India stated that during this post-pandemic situation, the job gain has not picked up its momentum to the extent the job loss was witnessed during the pandemic. Availability of such a large number of vacancies for apprenticeship training with more than a 90% probability of getting employment based on the past year's data, is a matter of serious concern for all graduates. A total of 43590 fresh graduates and diploma engineers are undergoing apprenticeship training in eastern regional States. BOPT(ER) through its different initiatives such as the Regional Apprenticeship Day celebration intends to mobilize graduates and diploma engineers to come forward and get their skills honed to meet the current industry demand and improve their employability. It is observed that more than 92% of such apprentices are either absorbed in the same industries or secured employment in other establishments post-completion of their training. Professor, V.K. Tewari, Director, IIT-Kharagpur and Chairman, BOPT(ER) stated that BOPT(ER) is extending services by conducting of Apprenticeship-cum-Job Mela throughout the year.
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Report : Anustup Kundu