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Heavy rush for ITI admission

Canacona: There is an unusual rush for admissions for technical trades at Canacona ITI. The Canacona Industrial Training Institute (ITI) is located at Mastimol and imparts training in 12 trades viz computer operator programming assistant, fitter, electrician, electronic mechanic, mechanical diesel, welder, carpenter, sewing technology, wireman, plumber, driver cum mechanic and centre of excellence (CoE) in hospitality management which has advanced modules in food production, front office management, food and beverage service and housekeeping.Except for wireman, welder, carpenter, sewing technology and driver cum mechanic which require VIII pass, for all other trades, the minimum qualification required is X pass. The total intake strength at the Canacona ITI is 404 students.With lot of efforts put in by the staff and the ITI managing committee for enrolling and increasing the admissions by way of cable ads, counselling in schools, house visits of prospective students, and publicity through religious institutions of the taluka, there is huge demand for admissions at this ITI; trades like wireman and electrician are in great demand and with 30 applicants not getting admission, parents of the students are seen meeting political leaders to put pressure to get admissions at the ITI. [H]

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