PANJIM: All the 13 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in Goa will re-open for the current batches from September 21 following strict COVID-19 protocols.
The educational institutions in the State are physically shut since mid-March in view of the COVID pandemic. However, online classes had resumed in June.
The Directorate of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (DSDE) said that the ten Government and three private ITIs will reopen from September 21 for the existing batches of trainees by following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Preventive and Response measures as per the guidelines of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
The training under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) for the existing batches will also start from September 21.
DSDE has asked parents to take note and send their trainees/wards to the respective ITIs.
"The Institutes will reopen after taking due care by sanitizing the classrooms and workshops, signage at prominent places for social distancing and hygiene. All other SOPs and Preventive and Response measures will also be followed strictly," DSDE said.
DSDE has been implementing various Skill Development courses through 13 ITIs, which are imparting training in 20 engineering trades and 17 non-engineering trades.