While you finish your 8th or 10th 02 12th standard and try to get into secondary or higher secondary school or graduate college/ university, your classmate and friend might have joined an Industrial Training Institute (ITI) without accompanying you in the higher secondary school.
Do you know what he’s pursuing? Actually, he’s pursuing a valuable, job-oriented vocational training course in an ITI or Industrial Training institute. And, he’s going to get his 12th pass certificate automatically! How?
As per the latest central government announcements, if you join and complete a course in ITI, after passing your 8th standard, then it means you have passed your 10th standard (SSLC) also. You can join any course or higher secondary school like other directly passed 10th students. If you join an ITI course after 10th standard, and if you pass any technical trade in ITI, then, it means, you have passed your 12th class!
Now, you can decide on the great idea of your friend: In one stone throw, he’s getting two mango fruits! Isn’t it?
So, this is where you have to think wisely. Don’t scratch your head with all useless thinking. Take a technical trade. It will then land you in an immediate job opportunity! And, you can also pursue your higher studies in distance education modes, while you are working for an MNC car company or other manufacturing companies! Think of it again. Meditate on this superb idea and think for a while, and decide. Your future is in your hands.
ITI trains you practically in technical trades like the fitter, surveyor, turner, welder, electrician, machinist, and so on and so forth.
If you’re interested in cars, you can join trades like petrol mechanic and diesel mechanic. You’re interested in the mechanism in your home fridge and wish to take a career in that line? Then, there’s refrigeration mechanic trade for you.
You’ve options to join an ITI and take up non-engineering trades such as craftsman, fashion technology, horticulture and insurance agent. You can also join trades of service sectors like hospital management and retail sales management.
Well, you know, Industrial Training Institutes are constituted in compliance with the guidelines given by Ministry of Labour, Government of India. Ministry of Labour created a national level administrative body called National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) to conduct various examinations on a variety of trades and to issue certificates to candidates studying in ITIs all over India.
NCVT certificates have global recognition. So, you can apply for both national and international jobs. As you get a strong practical training from an ITI, you can have jobs in the public sector as well as private sector.
The academic qualification for joining ITI varies from class 8th standard pass to class 12th standard pass depending on the trade you’re aspiring to take up. You could be in the age range of 14 – 40 years as on date of admission to join in an ITI. The duration of ITI courses varies from 1 year to 3 years depending on the trade you opt.
After completion of your trade duration in an ITI, you’re required to appear in the All India Trade Test (AITT) conducted by NCVT and if you pass that test, you are awarded with National Trade Certificate (NTC) in your relevant trade.
Only after getting NTC, you can undergo practical training in your designated trade in a government or private industry for a year or two as apprentice. After this apprenticeship, you have to again appear for a test conducted by NCVT to get your National Apprentice Certificate (NAC). And, these certifications are mandatory for all job seekers with an ITI trade.
Career opportunities after ITI
The basic goal of ITI is to prepare numerous technical human resources needed for industries and service sectors. Industrial trade certifications are very helpful to have jobs in government sectors like railways, defence, and public sector undertakings/ industries. It is also helpful to take up immediate jobs in private sectors.