Industrial Training

Industrial Training Department (ITD), Kerala functions with the major objectives of providing Skill and Apprenticeship Training to the youths in Kerala State. To achieve these objectives the ITD runs a variety of skill training programs in Industrial Training Institutes in the State. It also registers the youth for Apprenticeship training across various establishments in the state.
The Directorate of Training is working under the Department of Labour & Skills, Government of Kerala. It was formed in Kerala State in 1970 by amalgamation of the Employment Wing, functioning under the Labour Commissionerate, and the Vocational Training Scheme under the Directorate of Technical Education. In the beginning, Industrial Training Institutes were functioning under direct control and supervision of the Director General of Employment & Training (DGE&T), New Delhi, Ministry of Skills, Government of India. Subsequently the administration of Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) under the Craftsmen Training Schemes has been transferred to the State government.
The Industrial Department is the agency for implementation of skill up gradation schemes of the Director General of Training (DGT) in the state. A host of new schemes are being implemented by the department throughout the state namely Centres of Excellence, PPP, Modular Employable Skills etc which is transforming the skill development in the state of Kerala.
The Craftsman Training Scheme was introduced by government of India in 1950 to ensure a steady flow of skill workers in different trades for the domestic Industries, to raise quantitatively and qualitatively the Industrial production by systematic training, to reduce unemployment among the educated youth by providing them employable training, to cultivate and nurture a technical and industrial attitude in the minds of younger generation. The scheme, most important in the field of vocational training, has been shaping Craftsmen to meet the existing as well as future manpower need, through the vast network of ITIs' in the state. The day-to-day administration of ITIs' under the Craftsman Training Scheme was transferred to the State Government with effect from the year 1956.
National Council for Vocational Training
The government of India transferred the administration of ITIs' to the State Government concerned, while retaining the functions of coordinating Craftsman Training and laying down the training policy with it and the Director General of Employment and Training is looking after these functions. This decision has further accentuated the need for central agency for assisting or advising the Central Government in the discharge of responsibilities regarding Craftsman Training.  It has accordingly been decided in consultation with the State Government to set-up a National Council for Vocational Training. 
This department conducts All India Trade Tests (AITT) for the trainees admitted in the ITI/ITC's and issue Provisional National Trade Certificate (PNTC) for eligible students. The National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) will issue National Trade Certificate (NTC) to the successful trainees. This department conducts AITT twice in a year (Main trade test in July and Supplementary trade test in January/February). Also this department conducts All India Apprenticeship Test twice in a year (May and November).
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