Directorate General of Training (DGT)

Government of India


Craft Instructor Training Scheme (CITS)

  1. Training of Craft Instructors is the responsibility of Directorate General of Training (DGT), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Erstwhile Ministry of Labour & Employment, Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGE&T)). The Craft Instructors’ Training Scheme is operational since inception of the Craftsmen Training Scheme. The first Craft Instructors’ Training Institute was established in 1948. Subsequently, 5 more institutes namely, Central Training Institute for Instructors {now called as Advanced Training Institutes (ATI)}, ATI at Ludhiana, Kanpur, Howrah, Mumbai and Hyderabad were established in 1960’s by DGT.
  2. Objective of the Craft Instructor Training is to train Instructors in the techniques of transferring hands-on skills, in order to train semi-skilled / skilled manpower for industry. Structure of training programme is to such that comprehensive training both in skill development and training methodology is imparted to the trainees.
  3. Under the programme, Instructors from Government and Private ITIs Centres established by industries under the Apprentices Act are provided training. Training in 29 Engineering trades is being offered in these institutes. Total seating capacity in the Engineering trades in operation in the above stated six Institutes is 1600. Second shift w.e.f November, 2012 has been started to increase the seating capacity under Crafts Instructor Training Programme.The Instructor Training Programme has also been started at Advanced Training Institute (ATI), Chennai and in both Advanced Training Institutes for Electronic and Process Instrumentation (ATI-EPIs) at Hyderabad and Dehradun and .Nowthe total seating capacity have been increased to 3338.
  4. During year 2010 government also allowed setting up of the Instructor Training Institute by State/UT Governments, companies like sole propriety, private/public limited registered under companies Act, Societies and Trusts registered as per Act, and promoters of SEZs. In order to maintain quality and standards of Instructor Training, NCVT has approved separate standards for infrastructure and course curriculum. The institutes meeting the standards would be affiliated with NCVT. These institutes are named as Institute for Training of Trainers (ITOT). On completion of the training trainees would be trade tested and awarded National Craft Instructor Certificate. Guidelines for setting up of ITOTs(give link) were issued in Jan 2012. One such instituted has been affiliated in Nov 2013.
  5. The NVTI at NOIDA and RVTIs at Mumbai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Jaipur, Allahabad, Indore and Vadodara are also providing Instructor Training Course exclusively for women in non engineering trades like Secretarial Practice (English), Secretarial Practice (Hindi), Electronic Mechanic, Dress Making, Computer Aided Embroidery & Needle Work, Fashion Technology, Architectural Assistantship and Beauty Culture & Hair Dressing. Total 540 seats (120 in NVTI and 60 in each RVTIs) are available for Instructor Courses in above institutes.
  6. To make instructor training more flexible, Modular pattern of Craft Instructor Training in place of conventional one year training has been introduced in CTI and ATIs with effect from session started from August, 2009. For Engineering trades, the training programme has been divided in following four modules each of 3 months duration for the trades included in seven groups given below:-
    List of trades
    Group Number Trades included in the Group
    1 Carpenter, Foundryman, Pattern Maker, Sheet Metal Worker, Welder (Gas & Electric), Plumber
    2 Mechanic Motor Vehicle, Mech. Ref. & Air conditioning, Farm Mechanic and Mechanic Ag. Machineries Diesel Mechanic, Tractor Mechanic
    3 Draughtsman (Mechanical), Draughtsman (Civil) ,Reading of Drawing & Arithmetic, (ROD & A)
    4 Fitter, Turner, Machinist, Machinist (Grinder), Tool and Die Maker and MTMM
    5 Electrician and Wireman
    6 Maintenance Mechanic (CP), Attendant Operator (CP), Instrument Mechanic (CP), Laboratory Assistant (CP) and Instrument Mechanic
    7 &Electronics Mechanic, Mechanic Radio and TV and IT&ESM
  7. Under the modular concept, multi entry and multi exit provision has been made to make programme flexible so that instructor can take up training in any of these modules at any of the institutes as per his convenience. Module on Engineering Technology is common for trades covered in a group.
    • Training Methodology (TM) - common for all trades.
    • Engineering Technology (ET) - common for similar trades in a group
    • Trade Technology I (TT-I) - trade specific.
    • Trade Technology II (TT-II) – trade specific.
  8. For non-engineering trades, training is being offered in following four modules each of 3 months duration.
    • Trade Skill-I
    • Trade Skill-II
    • Training Methodology
    • Vocational calculation & Science
  9. "National Craft InstructorCertificate” is awarded only after successful completion of all four modules.

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