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What are different courses that an ITI provides?


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Jayanta Ghosh
Jayanta Ghosh
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ITI is the short word for Industrial Training Institute or Industrial Training Centers. They are 
constituted under Directorate General Employment and Training (DGET), Ministry of skill 
development and entrepreneurship, and Union government to provide training in various kinds 
of trades that are used in industries. The main aim of such training institutes is to evolve a 
skilled workforce and to impart technical training to students and develop industry-specific skills 
among students.
 
It is rightly said ‘The quickest way to run out of time is to think you have enough of it’, by stating 
this quote I meant that one can achieve success in less time if he/she doesn’t waste time. ITI 
course can be pursued just after class 12th or even after class 10th. The period of this course may 
vary from 6-months to 4-years. After completing ITI training, one has to appear for AITT (All 
India Trade Test) and the candidates who successfully pass this test are given National Trade 
Certificate (NTC) and are eligible to work for any industry. Apprenticeship training scheme is 
serving best for students who have completed their ITI training. 
 
 
Some people know ITIs by term ‘trades’. ITIs offer training programs called trades, each trade 
focuses on a specific industry
. The courses offered by ITI are broadly categorized into two areas- 
 
 
1.Engineering  
2.Non-engineering 
 
Here is the list of courses/trades provided by ITI- 
Electrician- It is a 2-year course which is provided in almost all ITI training institutes. This 
training equips you with the electricity-related devices, the electric wiring of the building 
etc
. 
 
Electronics Mechanic- It is a 2-year course. A student is trained to assemble, fabricate, 
troubleshoot, test and repair electrical equipment. 
 
Computer operator and programming assistantIt is a one-year course where a student 
is trained in the areas of fundamentals of computers, analysis of data, different 
computer languages like COBOL, C++ etc. 
 
Pattern Maker- It is a 2-year trade where a student is trained to make apparel or fabric 
patterns, create pattern either free-hand or computer-aided, create templates etc. 
 
Physiotherapy Technician- It is a one-year course. During this course, students are 
introduced to topics like how to assess patient’s health; performing physical 
examinations; obtaining, updating and studying therapy histories; maintaining records 
etc. 
 
Radiology Technician-It is a 2-year course. In this course, students are trained to operate 
machines like CAT (computerized axial tomography) and PET (positron emission 
diagnose and treat patients.  
 
Telecommunication Technician- It is a 2-year course in which students are trained to 
install, maintain, and repair electronic equipment in telecommunication networks. 
 
Tool and die maker-It is a 3-year course in which students are trained to make jigs, 
fixtures, dies, molds, machine tools, cutting tools, gauges and other tools used in 
manufacturing processes in industries.  
 
Painter General- It is a two-year course. In this course, students are taught how to apply 
paint, wallpaper, and additional finishes to inside and outside surfaces of buildings and 
other areas. 
 
Health Sanitary Inspector- It is a one-year health hygiene vocational trade. Students are 
taught health and importance of food stuff, assessment of daily requirement of 
nutrition, code of balanced diet, assessment of nutritional status of family and 
therapeutic nutrition.  
 
Foundry Man- It is a one-year course. During this course, students are introduced to 
different aspects of foundry like observing safety and knowing the use of personal 
protection and fire safety equipment. 
 
 
Library and Information Science
 It is a 6-month course. In this course, students are 
taught aspects of the library such as managing collections, present information, 
introduction to research, theories, and practices of library and information science. 
 
 
There are still many more courses like fashion technology, fitter, instrument mechanic, 
photographer, secretarial practice etc which one can pursue during ITI. Now the students get 
confused as to what to do next. ITI qualified candidates can apply for jobs in private or public 
sector.  Candidates can also find a job in government sectors like Indian Army, Indian Navy, 
Telecom, Railway etc or even apply for apprenticeship training through National Apprenticeship 
Scheme. 
 
For further queries and related information, you can approach the Professional Experts at CareerGuide. Hope this will help you!

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