Training of Craft Instructors is the mandated responsibility of DGT and it is operational since the inception of the Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS). Comprehensive training both in skills and training methodology is imparted to the instructor trainees to make them conversant with techniques of transferring hands-on skills, to train skilled manpower for the industry.
During admissions in academic session 2018, it was assessed that about 14,000 ITIs with seating capacity of more than 28 lakhs and the skill ecosystem have more than 95,000 instructor positions. But, only about 15% of these are currently trained under CITS. NCVT has mandated that all trainers in ITIs need to be CITS trained. Present capacity in National Skill Training Institutes (NSTIs) for training of trainers is 9403 per annum with total seating capacity being 12339 (including of govt. and pvt. ITOTs – 2936).
Under the Crafts Instructor Training Scheme programme, the eligible candidates are those who possess NTC / NAC / Diploma /Degree qualifications. Training in 27 Engineering trades and 9 non-engineering trades is being offered.