Agashe Central I.T.I: Shaping The Future Of Students With High-Quality Skill-Based Training

By B. T. Agashe, Renowned Writer of 150 Technical Books, Publisher and Academician
B. T. Agashe,Renowned Writer of 150 Technical Books, Publisher and Academician People having technical skills get jobs easily, this is not a myth. Though the rising cost of studying engineering has made it difficult for most of the youth population to learn and acquire technical skills. But on a positive note, Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) are making a difference in the lives of many aspirants who want to pursue technical education. ITIs first started in India in 1969 with a vision of uplifting the process of industrialization. And today, in order to increase awareness and make youth employable Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGET) - Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship have laid down guidelines in favor of ITI education. Following the norms set by the governing body Agashe Central I.T.I, Raipur, Chhattisgarh has been delivering beneficial training in technical fields since 1993. It is an ISO 9001:2000 and 29990:2010 certified institute following National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) norms.

For augmenting industrial education, Agashe Central I.T.I has many schemes like NCVT Apparel and Goal which they conduct on a regular basis. Students after completing 10th standard are eligible to join the programs and learn industrial technicality. They are qualified to receive training in basic skills for the jobs of operators or craftsman. With a curriculum designed in a way to impart basic skill for working as Electrician, Fitter, Computer Operator & Programming Assistant and Stenographer & Secretarial Assistant, Agashe Central I.T.I solves the unemployment problems with ease. The vocational training institute also has training modules in electronics that prepare the students to work and solve problems related to home appliances, mobile phones and many more. By supplying books and resources to students, Agashe Central I.T.I keeps the spirit of learning to the brim. This
environment helps the students to evolve as efficient professionals. In addition, the teachers get unsurpassed teaching experience.

Agashe Central I.T.I has surmounted learning challenges of students by introducing learning tools that help in the expansion of knowledge, build core skills and unleash the student's true potential. "Offering quality content, assessment tools and educational services in all available media, which the students have access to for a lifetime is one of the specialties of studying at Agashe Central I.T.I. We provide the option to learn from home for a range of courses," says B. T. Agashe, Renowned Writer of 150 Technical Books, Publisher and Academician.

"Offering scholarships to the students is a norm preceded by Agashe Central I.T.I for education to reach every part of the country"

Offering one year course in Computer Operator Programming Assistant and Stenographer & Secretarial Assistant and two years course in Electrician and Fitter, the training institute has sublimed learning paradigm. "Now-a-days technology is changing very rapidly, but the course curriculum is not adopting such a rapid change. Moreover, it is not possible to replace old machinery and equipment with the latest one due to overhead costing. So, ITI is unable to fulfill the need of the latest industries globally. To overcome this problem ITI and industries must tie-up," says B. T. Agashe.

What Attracts Students to Study at Agashe Central I.T.I
Software-based online practical and theory classes along with multimedia and animation based on day-to-day curriculum are the process through which Agashe Central I.T.I imparts knowledge and skills easily. The institute is availing smart classrooms for all trades and is about to introduce robots for uniform teaching.

Infrastructure is maintained at 100 percent solidity as per NCVT norms. There are CITS and NSTI trained faculties who adopt modern methodologies of teaching using projectors,
audio-visuals and multimedia systems so that the students can easily grasp the learning. Technical journals, periodicals, bulletins and e-library facilities further augment the knowledge enhancement process. Students are allowed to use YouTube and other websites for knowing the latest technologies used in the different trading sectors generally. Stretching the learning paradigm to extreme ends for the betterment of the various trading sectors, Agashe Central I.T.I is planning to send the Principal and other faculty members to Japan and Singapore for training purposes in a lot of industries.

Offering scholarships to the students is a norm preceded by Agashe Central I.T.I for education to reach every part of the country. Different government plans and schemes like SC, ST, OBC, Labour Card, Minority, EWS and physically challenged receive scholarship benefits from the training centre. Many a students are placed abroad.

One of its successful students, Yogendra Nishad from the batch of 2009-2011 says, "From my family, I have 25 members passed out from this ITI. They are placed in different Govt offices. Moreover, he states that students who pass out from this I.T.I training institute almost 80 percent of them get placed in Govt jobs. Witnessing their triumphant results, I joined Agashe Central I.T.I and studied Computer Operator & Programming Assistant course and Stenography Hindi course. There the teachers helped me out with everything. From principal sir to other faculty members of the training institute put in forth a great deal of efforts into on-job training to make us ready. The training they deliver helps students to overcome difficulties in qualifying in any government job examinations." Another student, Arun Kumar says, "I joined the 2015-16 batch and completed Stenography course, worked hard and got a job in Raigarh court as a steno typist. I would suggest every student who wants to make a career in I.T.I to work hard. Results will come eventually." Now, the institute's mission is in making every student feel proud of the ITI & proud of the nation.
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