Tata Technologies has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for 10 years with Karnataka Government, to modernize 150 state-run ITIs with an outlay of 4,600 crore, the company reported.
Tata Technologies has paired with 20 global industry partners to actualize this project. The upgraded centres will smoothen the process of and encourage upskilling in sectors related to Industry 4.0, product design and development, product verification and virtual analysis, design for artisans and handicrafts, additive manufacturing modern automotive maintenance repair and overhaul, internet of things (IoT) and digital instrumentation, among others.
The project is being developed with an aim of bringing about qualitative improvements in the field of industrial training and education to design an enhanced learning environment for training youth to cater to industry requirements.
“The company will also deploy 300 training personnel along with industry partners and will facilitate the deployment of advanced tools and equipment,” the company statement reported. Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa in the statement said technology upgradation of ITIs will lead to better employment opportunities for the youth of the state, as well as step up the state’s image as a potential investment destination for industries which are keen on adopting smart technologies for manufacturing and technological improvements.
“We also believe that this initiative would greatly benefit the MSMEs which cannot afford high-end technological equipment which will be facilitated for usage at the ITIs. This program would also create a platform for artisans and handicrafts industry to enhance their product design, thereby increasing the value of their artistic works,” Karnataka Chief Minister, B.S. Yediyurappa said.