Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government along with AISECT, an organization offering skill-based education, is all set to provide vocational training in 44 schools.
The government will partner AISECT for implementation of a centrally-sponsored programme, Vocationalisation of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, under the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), said a senior official.
Vocational training will be provided in IT, ITEs and retail sectors in the 44 -government-run secondary and higher secondary schools in Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Jajpur, Khorda and Cuttack districts as part of the collaboration, he said.
Around 1,800 students are expected to be benefited from the training this year, the official said.
In 2016, AISECT had associated with Odisha Madhyamik Shiksha Mission and imparted training in IT-ITEs trade to 2,768 candidates in 42 schools and retail trade in 20 schools of Odisha, said project head of AISECT, Abhishek Gupta.