Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) are government –run training institutes that offer training in various technical streams. ITI were established by Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGET) Ministry of Labour & Employment Union Government of India. The sole aim behind the establishment of the ITI s is to provide technical manpower to the fast emerging industrial sector of the developed and the developing economy.
Passed 10th class examination under 12th system of education with Science and Mathematics or its equivalent.
One can pursue higher studies like diploma in engineering after completing the engineering trading course in ITI. Specialized short-term courses for certain trades are also offered in Advanced Training Institutes (ATIs) that hone the candidates’ skill. Many industries/ companies accept ITI graduates only as apprentices and they train the candidates for a period of 6 months to 1-2 years. However, the period of training the admission of the candidates may vary from one company to the other. These candidates may be considered suitable for employment only after the training period. Renowned ITIs and ITCs have their own placement cells and candidates after the completion of their trades, may be directly recruited by the companies.
ITI qualified candidates can apply for jobs in either private or public sector depending on the trades they are equipped with. Some of the trades that are much in demand are electronics, welder, refrigeration and air-conditioner mechanic. It is worthwhile to mention that electronics is the basis of almost every field. Therefore, it has a very good scope. Electronic mechanic trade graduates can find job opportunities in IT companies and in manufacturing units of electronics equipment.
Both welders and air-conditioner mechanics have good scope both in India and abroad. Job openings of A/C mechanics are available in the different sections of the Public Service Commission (PSC) and in railways where they will be employed as technicians, instructors etc. Job opportunities for fitters are enormous in on shore and off shore companies such as oil and gas, factories, shipyards etc. Candidates with electrician trade can find openings in the electricity board / department for which the recruitment is through PSC (Public service Commission) Exams.
Candidates can also find job opportunities in government organizations like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Air force, Railways, Telecom and paramilitary forces like BSF (Border Security Force), CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) etc. Last but not the least, candidates can also be self-employed by setting up their own winding shops, garage, fabrication shops etc.
The candidates of 14 - 40 years of age as on date of start of admission session are eligible for admission in ITI s/ ITCs
There is no objection to the state government/union territory administration making necessary relaxation of upper age limit up to 45 years in case of ex-servicemen.
Relaxation of upper age limit up to 45 years permissible in case of war widows.
Widows/separated women would be allowed to join various training programmers under C.T.S. up to the age of 35 years.
The upper age limit of physically handicapped candidates has been relaxed by 10 years and kept as 35 years on the date of start of admission session.
Selection of candidates for admission in Industrial Training Institutes/Centres start well in advance of the commencement of each session. Admission should as far as possible, be completed by the date of starting of the session. Where it may be necessary to continue admission beyond the date of commencement of the session for filling vacant seats, it should not in any case go beyond one month of the date in the case of two-year trades and 15 days in case of one-year trades.
Selection of the candidate- As per the recommendation of NCVT admission in ITI s are to be made purely on merit based on the marks secured by the candidate in the public examination of the minimum qualification prescribed for the individual trade. Where ever there is no public examination at the minimum qualification level the merit may be made on the marks obtained by the candidate in the written examination conducted by the State Directorate for the purpose of admission.
Performa for admission may be obtained from the respective State Directorate dealing with Craftsmen Training Scheme or from the Principals of the concerned Industrial Training Institutes/ centers conducting training programme under Craftsmen Training Scheme.
Start of Session : Session in ITI s starts from 1st February and 1st August every year.