Over 400 industries turn up for registration under apprentice training scheme for boiler attendant course 

Move aims at creating job opportunities for nearly 15k youngsters in different industries of Punjab: DPS Kharbanda 

Over 400 industries turn up for registration under apprentice training scheme for boiler attendant course 

Ludhiana, June 24, 2022: Bridging gap between the industries and unemployed youths, Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training is all set to roll out Boiler Attendant course under apprentice training scheme aiming at creating job opportunities for nearly 15,000 youngsters at different industries in the state. This move has received an overwhelming response from Ludhiana Industry as nearly 450 industries have registered themselves to provide this apprenticeship. 

Chairing a meeting held today here at Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking, Director Technical Education & Industrial Training DPS Kharbanda said that this course has been designed after the demand of boiler industry which struggles to find out skilled boiler attendants to operate this crucial instrument. He said that Punjab government is committed to providing maximum job opportunities to unemployed youths and a slew of measures ranging from skill development and placement camps have already been initiated to eradicate unemployment from the society. 

Interacting with media persons, the director further added that over 50 percent of boiler industry of the state is based at Ludhiana and this new course will meet their regular demand of boiler operators. He said that any 10th, 12th or ITI passed or drop out aspirant can apply for this course following which a two years long apprenticeship will be provided to the candidates where they will also receive stipend worth Rs. 7000 and 7700 during first and second year respectively, thereby enabling them to earn while learn. 

Mr. Kharbanda while addressing the industrialist said that the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led state government is according top priority to state's industry and maximum efforts were being made to facilitate them. He said that department is contemplating many more new skill development courses keeping in view the industrial requirement, which would be started soon. He also appealed to youngsters to participate in state government's skill development and employment program so as to make this endeavour a huge success in Punjab. 

He also stated that after the registration by boiler industry, the registration of eligible and aspiring students will also begin, who can apply online at www.apprenticeship.gov.in or by submitting their forms at any government ITI centre. Likewise, the applicants can send their documents and forms at the email I'd [email protected] Notably, the successful candidates will get National Apprentice Certificate which is equal to NCBT which would further enable the pass out students to explore more career opportunities in boiler industries pan India. He also directed the officials to embark on a special drive to reach out maximum eligible students for their maximum enrolment under this scheme. 

Meanwhile, lauding this initiative local industrialist said that this step would go a long way to provide job opportunities to thousands of unemployed youths as there is surging demand of boiler operators across India. President CICU Upkar Singh Ahuja, General Secretary Pankaj Sharma, Industrialist SS Bhogal, TR Mishra, Additional Director Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training Daljit Singh Sidhu welcomed Kharbanda at this event. Principal of government ITIs across Punjab along with teachers were also present on the occasion.