The Directorate General of Training (DGT) under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), is the apex organisation for development and co-ordination of the long term vocational training across the country. This includes a network of about 15,000 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) (Govt. and Pvt.) in States; 33 National Skills Training Institutes (NSTIs)/ National Skills Training Institutes for Women (NSTI-W) and other central institutes. A number of training programmes catering to about 24 lakhs students yearly, trainers and industry requirements are being run through this network. The building blocks for vocational training in the country - Industrial Training Institutes - play a vital role in the economy by providing skilled manpower in different sectors with varying levels of expertise.
The Directorate General of Training has been striving ahead in this technological age hand holding the youth across the country and at the same time ensuring their digital skilling and industry readiness.
Major functions of the DGT are:
- To frame overall policies, norms and standards for vocational training.
- To diversify, update and expand training facilities in terms of craftsmen and crafts instructor training.
- To organize and conduct specialized training and research at the specially established training Institutes.
- To implement, regulate and increase the scope of training of apprentices under the Apprentices Act, 1961.
- To organize vocational training programmes for women.
- To provide vocational guidance and employment counseling.
- Assist scheduled castes/scheduled tribes and persons with disabilities by enhancing their capabilities for wage employment and self employment.
For more information kindly refer https://dgt.gov.in/About_DGT.