Each trade will have 24 seats. The courses are free for girls, SC and ST and physically challenged students.
With the objective to help students tap the latest career opportunities, the Government-run Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Bhubaneswar has introduced four new smart trades with IoT (Internet of Things)-based curriculum.
The smart trades are IoT Technician (Smart Agriculture), IoT Technician (Smart City), IoT Technician (Smart Healthcare) and Smart Phone Technician-cum-Application Tester.
Each trade will have 24 seats. The courses are free for girls, SC and ST and physically challenged.
Principal ITI Bhubaneswar Jitamitra Satapathy said: “To get entry to any industry-ready course at any ITI, the minimum educational qualification is a pass certificate in Class 10 Board examination, these smart trades will also help graduate students a lot in having rewarding careers and also towards building their own ventures successfully.”
Meanwhile, leading electric manufacturing firm Schneider Electric has given a proposal to the Principal of ITI Bhubaneswar to sponsor a “Train the trainer programme” by giving training to some faculty members.
First time in the state
According to officials of the institute, these smart trades are being introduced for the first time in Odisha.
The IoT Technician Smart Agriculture trade at the ITI will enable students to understand emerging concept of smart farming/agriculture by managing farms using technologies like IoT, robotics, drones and artificial intelligence to increase the quantity and quality of products while optimising the human labour required by production.
IoT Technician Smart City trade will have applications related to smart city functioning like smart traffic management with data analysis from various sources and using IoT tools in monitoring and managing efficient water supply.
Similarly, IoT Technician Smart Healthcare trade will include chronic disease management and preventive care through use of IoT-based devices that come handy for the people i.e. all wearable ones to monitor body parameters and tracking health conditions.
IoT Technician Smart Healthcare trade will also help the students to know the preventive measures acquired through use of IoT devices and sharing data with medical professionals.
Smart Phone Technician-cum-Application Tester trade will have analytic approach on the applicability of various application software (App) and monitoring of personal data through use of smart phones.