Directorate General of Training (DGT)

Government of India


Craft Instructor Training Scheme (CITS)

  1. 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, 13 more institutes namely, Central Training Institute for Instructors {now called as National Skill Training Institute (NSTI)} at Ludhiana, Kanpur, Howrah, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Calicut, Bhubaneshwar, Jodhpur, Haldwani Dehradun and Jamshedpur were established 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 such that comprehensive training both in skill development and training methodology is imparted to the trainees.

    3.    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 were issued in Jan 2012.

    4.    The NVTI at NOIDA and RVTIs at Mumbai, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Jaipur, Allahabad, Indore, Vadodara, Panipat, Kolkata, Tura, Shimla, Rajpura, Trichy, Agartala and Patna are also imparting Instructor Training Courses exclusively for women in various 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.

    5.    Under the programme, Instructors from Government / Private ITIs and Centres established by industries under the Apprentices Act are trained. Training in 24 Engineering and 10 Non-Engineering trades is being offered in these institutes. Second shift has been also started to increase the seating capacity under Crafts Instructor Training Programme. Total seating capacity in the above stated Institutes is over 13000.

    6.    To make instructor training more effective, semester pattern of Craft Instructor Training in place of conventional one year training has been introduced in NSTIs and ITOTs, since 2014 session.

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