Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) provide training to students in technical and vocational areas. They are governed by the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Union Government of India. The objective of ITIs is to provide trained and skilled manpower to the industry. Students are trained in basic skills required for jobs such as operator or craftsman. The programs are classified under two categories: Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS) and Apprenticeship Training Scheme (ATS). A person who has passed the 10th standard (SSLC) is eligible for admission to a CTS Program. The CTS courses are designed to impart basic skills in the trade specified. The duration of the courses may vary from one year to three years depending upon the trade. After completion of the desired period of training, the student is eligible to appear in the All India Trade Test (AITT), conducted by the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT). After passing the AITT, the student is awarded a National Trade Certificate (NTC) in the specified trade by the NCVT. After completing the CTS course, the student may opt for practical training in his or her trade in an industry for a year or two.
Technical skills refer to a person’s skillset and the ability to perform a certain type of activity or task. Soft skills are a person’s ability to interact effectively with co-workers and customers. Technical skills comprise the occupational requirement of a job and are mainly applicable at the workplace, while soft skills are broadly applicable both in and outside the workplace. Soft skills complement technical skills. They also complement many other activities that are outside the sphere of the workplace. Presently, in addition to standard qualification, soft skills are increasingly being sought after by employers. There are professions where soft skills prove to be more important than core occupational skills in the long term. Soft skills refer to a number of features such as etiquette, personal finance management, and communication that allow for personal and professional growth in employees. Studies suggest that soft skills are as important as hard skills in indicating job performance.
Recognizing the importance of soft skills, the Government of India introduced “Employability Skills” for ITI curricula in August 2012.
Our offerings have been aligned to employability skills under CTS and ATS with courses on:
– English Literacy
– IT Literacy
– Communication Skills
– Entrepreneurship Skills
– Occupational Safety Health and Environment Safety