Women’s Vocational Training Programme under Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship takes care of providing skill training to women in the country and aims at stimulating employment opportunities for social development, economic growth and empowerment of women.
NSTIs (erstwhile NVTI/RVTIs) for women are set up mainly to produce women instructors. These trained instructors provide training to students through a network of Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) all over the country.
NSTIs for women have been set up keeping in mind the need of women belonging to lower income strata group and weaker sections of the society. Many practices like raw material, merit-cum-means stipend / scholarship, hostel facilities etc. have been adopted to attract these girls and women for skill training.
The NSTIs for women organize NCVT approved skill training programmes under Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS) and Craft Instructors’ Training Scheme (CITS) in trades such as Electronics Mechanic, Architectural Draughtsmanship, Computer Operator and Programming Assistant, Secretarial Practice, Cosmetology, Dress Making, Catering & Hospitality, Interior Decoration & Designing etc.
Vocational Training exclusively to women were earlier provided through 11 National Skill Training Institutes (NSTIs) for women, one each at Noida, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Panipat, Kolkata, Tura, Allahabad, Indore, Vadodara &, Jaipur.
To enhance the skill training facilities for women in India, establishment of 8 New NSTIs (erstwhile RVTIs) have been approved by Govt. of India in the states where there were no existing NSTIs for women. Out of these 8 NSTIs(W), 07 NSTIs(W) have started functioning in the states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Goa.
A total of 4664 regular seats have been sanctioned in NSTIs for women in 2017-18 in various training courses under CTS and CITS. Since inception 1,45,000 women trainees have been trained in these institutes.
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