1st Convocation of Vocational Training Centre (VTC), Jalapahar run by Jalapahar Cantonment Board, Ministry of Defence, Government of India was held on 21st of February 2017. Diplomas and Certificates were given to 42 students in Diploma in Computer Application – Information Technology (DCA-IT), Certificate in Basic Computing (CBC) and Diploma in Beauty and Hair Styling (DBHS). Brigadier S. S. Yadav, ADM Commandant of Jalapahar Cantonment was the Chief Guest and Mr. Bimal Rai, Bureau Chief, Himalaya Darpan was a special guest. The Convocation was inaugurated by Mr. Yashpal Singh. The convocation was given full coverage by DSTV.
A presentation was made by Mr. Barun Roy, Lecturer, Department of Computer Science titled ‘A Vision for Tomorrow’ in which he stressed on the importance of Vocational Training and Skill Development in the life youths in the hills. He also said that steps were afoot to tie up with National Council of Vocational Research and Training, New Delhi to start new courses which could be a boon to the entire hills.
Mr. Yashpal Singh congratulated the teachers and students of VTC Jalapahar and invited students from all over the town to avail of the quality education and training provided at the centre. He added that all the courses were free and that Diplomas and Certificates thus attained would be very valuable for the students in seeking jobs in Government and Private Institutions as well as setting up their own businesses and enterprises.