ITI Bhubaneswar introduces four Smart trades

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Bhubaneswar: The Govt ITI Bhubaneswar has introduced four Smart Trades for the first time in Odisha to make students tap the latest career opportunities in job sector with IoT (Internet of Things) based curriculum.
IoT is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interactions.
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 has got 24 seats each. The good thing is for girls, SC and ST and physically challenged students the courses come free of cost.
Principal ITI Bhubaneswar Jitamitra Satapathy said “though to get any entry to any industry-ready course at any ITI the minimum educational qualification is a pass certificate in Class X Board examination, these Smart Trades can also help graduate student a lot in having rewarding careers and also towards building their own ventures successfully.’’
With the Bhubaneswar Smart City Project proposal topping the national challenge in 2016 and now the project work gaining momentum the Smart Trades at the Government ITI near the Governor’s House has created immense popularity among students and among girls as well. No course fee for girls has also become the buzzword for the young students to join the new courses.
Interestingly, leading electric manufacturing firm Schneider Electric has given a proposal to the Principal of Government ITI Bhubaneswar to sponsor a “Train the trainer programme’’ by giving training to some faculty members.
“You have already declared a course on IoT-based Smart City curriculum which is a benchmark for other institutions to follow in the country. That takes a lot intentionality and courage and I acknowledge you for that. Further we are happy to inform you that we are willing to train your faculty in some of our “Train the Trainer’’ courses to enhance their technical and pedagogical skills,’’ said a letter from Schneider Electric to the institute.
While 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 student 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.

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