Updated: May 31, 2022 10:45 p.m. STI
New Delhi [India]May 31 (ANI): Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday inaugurated CIPET Vocational Training Center at Bhavnagar in Gujarat and said it will create huge job opportunities in the future for young people.
It was CIPET’s 45th vocational training center across the country, aimed at providing quality training and creating a skilled workforce for the chemical and petrochemical industry.
Initially, Mandaviya appreciated CIPET’s ability to create a skilled workforce.
He said that CIPET in Bhavnagar has great potential to become an important cog in the wheel of Bhavnagar’s development.
“Due to the vibrant petrochemical industry in Gujarat, such centers would create the much needed skilled manpower in the industry and create jobs for our young people. CIPET will meet this need for manpower qualified in the chemical and petrochemical industry,” he said.
Reiterating Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of creating a skilled workforce and Aatmanirbhar Bharat, the Minister of Health said: “Industry is growing at the rate of 10% in the country and this can only be sustained if we invest in our workforce outside of industrial infrastructure. “
He said CIPET solves this practical problem and the needs of industry by providing a model of self-sufficient institution and industry-university collaboration. Apart from training, CIPET has been able to provide employment opportunities for students, out of 1 lakh passouts every year, 90% of students are placed in industry, he added.
“CIPET is a leading academic institution for higher and technical education under the aegis of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers entirely devoted to all areas of plastics, namely: – Design, CAD/CAM/CAE, tooling and mold manufacturing, production engineering, testing and quality assurance CIPET operates from various locations across the country to serve the needs of the polymer and related industries,” the ministry added.
CIPET operates from various locations across the country to serve the needs of polymer and related industries.
Its objective remains to provide qualified professionals at various skill levels through long-term, short-term academic, skills development and entrepreneurship development programs in the field of petrochemicals, including plastics.
CIPET offers technology support and consulting services in design, tooling, CAD/CAM/CAE, plastics processing, testing and quality assurance, inspection services and calibration to petrochemical industries, including plastics industries.
CIPET also undertakes research and application development activities in the petrochemical sector, including plastics, synthetic rubber, technical textiles, solvents, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, additives, explosives, adhesives and coatings. They are also working to increase teachers’ professional skills by providing opportunities for teachers to improve their qualifications and technical expertise through advanced training programs, he added.
The Member of Legislative Assembly, Dr. Arti Ahuja, Secretary, Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Prof. Shishir Sinha, Director General of CIPET, as well as senior officials from CIPET and the Ministry were also present at the event. (ANI)