Question: What is the procedure for getting registered as Apprentice for undergoing Apprenticeship Training?
The Regional Directors/ State Apprenticeship Advisers conduct Surveys in various establishments under the Central & State Govts. (Including PSUs and Private Sector) to identify seats in vocational trades for which the infrastructure is available.
The Establishments advertise for registering the Apprentices. Regional Directorates and State Directorates also publish necessary information in this regard.
Apprenticeship training is provided in establishments such as Hindustan Aeronautic Ltd. (HAL), Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd. (BHEL), Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL), Railways, CPWD, All India Radio, National Thermal Power Ltd., Mother Dairy, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), TELCO, Mahindra & Mahindra, L&T, Maruti Suzuki Ltd., Honda Motors Ltd., Hyundai Ltd., Badarpur Thermal Power Station, Delhi Metro Railways Corporation (DMRC), TATA Motors, etc..
Interested persons may approach the establishments for registration.
Suitable candidates enter into a Contract of Registrations with the Establishments.
Training begins on the day the contract is signed.
Meanwhile the Contracts are verified by the Regional Directorates of Apprenticeship Training (RDATs).
On successful completion of apprenticeship training in the Establishments, the apprentices are eligible to appear in the All India Trade Test for Apprentices conducted by the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT).
On passing this Test they are issued the National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC). This Certificate is recognized as higher to the National Trade Certificate (NTC) for all purposes irrespective of whether one has undergone ITI Training of two years followed by Apprenticeship Training of one year (e.g. Electrician trade) or directly completed the Apprenticeship Training of three years duration as fresher.