Women Training under Directorate General of Training (DGT), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Erstwhile Ministry of Labour & Employment, Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGE&T)) aims to provide vocational skill training to women for wage and self-employment to help them gain economic upliftment and social empowerment.
A network of institutes, both under Central & State Governments, has been setup to extend vocational training facilities solely to women which aim at stimulating employment opportunities among women of various socio-economic levels and different age groups.
Regular vocational training programmes are being conducted for women under Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS) and Craft Instructors’ Training Scheme (CITS) by the Central Government. Training facilities are being offered to women through 11 institutes spread across the country – One National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) at NOIDA and 10 Regional Vocational Training Institutes (RVTIs) one each at Mumbai, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Panipat, Kolkata, Tura, Allahabad, Indore, Vadodara and Jaipur. These institutes are financed and managed by the Central Government. There are about 1988 training seats under CTS and 4080 seats under CITS. A total of 6068 regular seats have been sanctioned in 2013-14 as on September, 2013. Besides providing regular training under the schemes, short-term training is also provided in areas for which infrastructural facilities are available.
Vocational Training is presently being provided in diverse fields such as Electronics Mechanic, Secretarial Practice, Architectural Draughtsmanship, Hair & Skin Care, Computer Operator and Programming Assistant, Dress Making, Catering & Hospitality, Interior Decoration & Designing etc.
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