Training of Craft Instructors is the mandated responsibility of DGT and it is operational since the inception of the Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS). Comprehensive training both in skills and training methodology is imparted to the instructor trainees to make them conversant with techniques of transferring hands-on skills, to train skilled manpower for the industry.
During admissions in academic session 2019, it was assessed that about 15,000 ITIs with seating capacity of more than 28 lakhs and the skill ecosystem have more than 95,000 instructor positions. But, only about 15% of these are currently trained under CITS. NCVT has mandated that all trainers in ITIs need to be CITS trained. Present capacity in National Skill Training Institutes (NSTIs) for training of trainers is 7776 per annum with total seating capacity being 11556 (including of govt. and pvt. ITOTs – 3780).During academic year August 2019, a total of 9317 candidates have taken admission (81% seats filled)in NSTIs.
Under the Crafts Instructor Training Scheme programme, the eligible candidates are those who possess NTC / NAC / Diploma /Degree qualifications. Training in 27 Engineering trades and 9 non-engineering trades is being offered.
Craft Instructor Training Institutes:
Training is conducted in the following Central Institutes:
- NSTIs at Hyderabad(Vidya Nagar), Hyderabad(Ramanthapur), Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Kanpur, Ludhiana, Dehradun, Bengaluru, Choudwar, Calicut, Haldwani, Jodhpur and Jamshedpur .
- NSTIs for Women in Noida, Panipat, Indore, Jaipur, Allahabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, Vadodara and Tura.
- New NSTIs for Women at Mohali,Shimla, Patna, Agartala, Tiruchirappally, Hyderabad, Goa and UT of Jammu.
Training is also conducted in the following Government ITOTs:
- Government ITOTs at Lucknow (UP), Talcher (Orissa), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Rohtak (Haryana) ,Davangere (Karnataka) and Malavalli (Karnataka).