Budgam: Principal Secretary, Skill Development Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, Friday visited Polytechnic College Chadoora and ITI College Charar-i-Sharief in Budgam to take stock of functioning and review progress of developmental works at both institutions.
During visit to polytechnic College, Principal Secretary inspected various labs of civil engineering and mechanical engineering to take on spot stock of availability of various facilities.
Principal Secretary also chaired a brief interaction session with students and staff of the college. Speaking on the occasion, Principal Polytechnic College, Altaf Hussain Shalla summed up the various achievements attained by skill development department under the abled guidance and leadership of Principal Secretary and put forward some demands before him.
Principal Secretary hailed the efforts of the Principal and other staff and said that government polytechnic college has been leading as number 1 polytechnic college in the Valley and number 2 at overall ranking in J&K as marked by the government. Dr Samoon further said that Rs. 2.8 crores have been allotted to the college for purchase of machinery and equipment for the institution.
He said that other trades including Automobile be started at the college from the next academic session.
Principal Secretary said that work on hostel accommodations be completed as early as possible and facilities including bus service be provided students in near future. He stressed on providing skilled training to the local youth under different trades and emphasized that handholding of skilled youths shall open economic resources and employment avenues for them.
At ITI, Charar-i-Sharief, Principal Secretary visited various labs and interacted with the staff and superintendent ITI Mr. Bashir Ahmad Beigh. He asserted on training of students through short term courses and providing admission to students under new different trades at the college.
He said work on workshop block and hostel building be also started on war footing. Principal Secretary also enquired about the training facilities being provided to the students and asked that new age courses shall also be introduced keeping in view the demand of the industry. Principal Secretary during his visit laid stress that skilled education be imparted to the youth in tune with the industry demand so that they are in position to earn their livelihood and instead of seeking the job, the pass outs of ITI’s shall become the job providers.
He was accompanied by Joint Director Skill Development Kashmir, Deputy Director Trainings And Superintendent ITI Charar-i-Sharief and other concerned.