Bhubaneswar:2/11/17: Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) and the ITE Education Services (ITEES), Singapore on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for collaboration and following which 100 Government ITI teachers to be imparted training at ITE Singapore.
The MoU was signed by Odisha Skill Development and Technical Education Department Commissioner-cum-Secretary Sanjay Kumar Singh and ITEES CEO Bruce Poh, in presence of the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Chief Minister Shri Patnaik termed the partnership a landmark initiative by the State Government to transform skill development ecosystem in the Odisha.
As a part of the collaboration, ITEES will share ITE’s experiments in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and provide consultancy support to OSDA in raising the quality of skill development and vocational training.
Highlights of the partnership:
- 100 ITI teachers from Odisha will receive skills and leadership development training at Singapore
• ITES will help enhance capabilities for skill development and vocational training in Odisha
• It will support establishment of Advanced Skill Development Training Institutes for imparting international standard skills training to youth
CM Shri Patnaik said the partnership will go a long way in fulfilling Government objective of development of human and social capital in Odisha.. OSDA Chairman Subroto Bagchi said, “We are delighted to forge a collaboration with ITEES, a global leader in the area of technical training and skill development. We believe, with their help, we can push up the standards of our ITI institutions to global levels”.
Notably, ITEES was set up in January 2003 with the objective of sharing ITE’s expertise in TVET with the international community. Till date ITEES has undertaken international consultancy and training projects in over 27 countries, the press note stated