Craftsmen Training Scheme

This scheme was introduced in 1950s by Government of India with an objective to provide semi-skilled workmen to industries. This scheme is being implemented through Industrial Training Institutes and helps to improve the employability of youth.

Craftsmen Training plays a pivotal role in providing skilled manpower to the Industry. The economy of a country mainly revolves around its Industrial production. The Industry is in need of skilled manpower for its production and growth. After successful completion of training, National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) Level Certification is awarded by National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT).

* Government Industrial Training Institutes: In Tamil Nadu, 102 Government Industrial Training Institutes are functioning which includes 10 Government ITIs for women, two for Scheduled Caste, six for Scheduled Tribe and one for jail inmates
* Trades: Training is imparted in 56 Engineering and 23 Non- Engineering trades.
* Admission: Every year admission is made during the month of June / July through online State level Counseling is based on merit and communal rotation.
* Trainees onroll: During 2023-24, 64,117 trainees undergoing training. .
* Eligibility for Admission: 8th pass or 10th pass based on the trade selected.
* Age Criteria: 14 to 40 years. No upper age limit for girls.
* Duration of Training: 6 Months to 2 Years based on the trades.
* Fee Structure: Free Training
* Stipend: Monthly stipend @ Rs.750/- to all the trainees
* Other facilities: Laptop, Bi-cycle, Books, Drawing instruments, Uniform, Shoe, identity cards and supply of raw materials are issued at free of cost.
* Testing : All India Trade Test is conducted by National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) under Annual exam pattern.
* Certification: Successful trainees are awarded with National Trade Certificate (NTC).
* Employment: Self Employment or Job opportunities in industries as Technicians

Augmentation Of Training Capacity

* In a span of 8 eight years 30 new ITIs have been established in the State at Bodi, Veppalodai, Aruppukottai, Radhapuram, Thiruvaiyaru, Karumandurai, Anaicutti, Gudalur, Jamunamaruthur, Kolli Hills, Manikandam, Chinnasalem, Kattumannarkoil, Kadayanallur, Udumalaipet, Orthanadu, Viralimalai, Tindivanam, Alathur, Sattur, R.K.Nagar, Central Prison Trichy, Vaniyambadi, Kottur, Gobichettypalayam, Perumbakkam ,Sembodai,Oragadam and Neyveli.
* The establishment of these ITIs has added a capacity of 6,270 seats enabling rural youth to undergo employable skill training.
* 50 new trades in 53 Government ITIs have added another 2510 seats in emerging sectors viz., Technician Medical Electronics, Technician Power Electronics, Operator Advanced Machine Tools, Tool & Die Maker, Fire Technology & Industrial Safety Management etc.,

Trade Details

S.No Trade Details View
1 Advanced CNC Machining Technician
2 Architectural Draughtsman
3 Basic Designer and Virtual Verifier (Mechanical)
4 Cosmetology
5 Civil Engineering Assistant
6 Computer Aided Embroidery and Designing
7 Computer Hardware & Network Maintenance
8 Computer Operator and Programming Assistant
9 Craftsman Food Production(General)
10 Dental Laboratory Equipment Technician
11 Desktop Publishing Operator
12 Digital Photographer
13 Draughtsman (Civil)
14 Draughtsman Mechanical
15 Dress Making
16 Electrician
17 Electronics Mechanic
18 Fashion Design and Technology
19 Fire Technology and Industrial Safety Management
20 Fitter
21 Food and Beverages Service Assistant
22 Food Production (General)
23 Foot wear Maker
24 Foundryman
25 Front Office Assistant
26 Health Sanitory Inspector
27 Hospital House keeping
28 In Plant Logistics Assistant
29 Industrial Robotics and Digital Manufacturing Technician
30 Information and Communication Technology System Maintenance
31 Information Technology
32 Instrument Mechanic
33 Instrument Mechanic (Chemical Plant)
34 Interior Design and Decoration
35 IoT Technician (Smart Health Care)
36 Leather Goods Maker
37 Lift and Escalator Mechanic
38 Machinist
39 Machinist (Grinder)
40 Maintenance Mechanic (Chemical Plant)
41 Manufacturing Process Control and Automation
42 Marine Engine Fitter
43 Mechanic (Motor Veichle)
44 Mechanic Tractor
45 Mechanic Agriculture Machinery
46 Mechanic Auto Body Painting
47 Mechanic Auto Body Repair
48 Mechanic Auto Electrical and Electronics
49 Mechanic Diesel
50 Mechanic Electric Vehicle
51 Mechanic Machine Tool Maintenance
52 Mechanic Two and Three Wheeler
53 Multimedia Animation and Special Effects
54 Operator Advance Machine Tool
55 Painter (General)
56 Plastic Processing Operator
57 Plumber
58 Pump Operator cum Mechanic
59 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician
60 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (Drone Pilot)
61 Sewing Technology
62 Sheet Metal Worker
63 Smart Phone Technician cum App Tester
64 Solar Technician (Electrical)
65 Spinning Technician
66 Steno (DOTE)
67 Stenographer & Secretarial Assistant (English)
68 Stenographer (Tamil)(SCVT)
69 Surface Ornamentation Techniques (Embroidery)
70 Surveyor
71 Technician Mechatronics
72 Technician Medical Electronics
73 Technician Power Electronics Systems
74 Textile Mechatronics
75 Textile Wet Processing Technician
76 Tool & Die Maker (Press Tools, Jigs & Fixtures)
77 Turner
78 Welder
79 Welder (GMAW & GTAW)
80 Welder (Pipe)
81 Welder (Structural)
82 Welder (Welding & Inspection)
83 Wireman
84 Wood Work Technician