Saturday, July 3, 2010

JCOs complete vocational training

The Vajra Vocational Training Institute (VVTI) organised its 15th convocation ceremony at Kalwant Hall in Jalandhar cantonment on Wednesday. The ceremony marked the successful completion of training of 64 Junior Commissioned Officers and other ranks from various units in the Western Command. Dr Rajneesh Arora, Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Technical University (PTU), awarded degrees to the army personnel while medals were given by Major Gen J.S. Kataria, Chief of Staff Vajra Corps to the candidates who stood first and second in their respective courses. VVTI was started on August 4, 2003 as a pilot project with an aim to provide expertise to the army personnel in various skilled technical courses. The training imparted at VVTI was started as an initiative to provide a second career option to the troops, post retirement.

The soldiers who have less than two years left to retire are trained in four vocations namely, Applied Information Technology, Motor Vehicle Engineering, Repair and Maintenance of Construction Plant and Electrical and Electronic Craft studies.

(source-Tribune News Service)

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