Directorate General of Training (DGT) under Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship offers a range of Vocational Training courses catering to the need of different sectors of economy/ Labour market. The Vocational Training Programmes are delivered under aegis of Directorate General of Training (DGT). Craftsman Training Scheme (CTS) and Apprenticeship Training Scheme (ATS) are two pioneer programmes of DGT for propagating vocational training. Recently DGT has started Technical Diplomas for different streams and primarily implemented at DGT field institutes such as ATIs, FTIs and AHI and planned to expand to State Directorates in future.
The course is for two years duration. In the first year there are five core modules each module is credit base and employable. Each module is of 320 hours and is very much independent. In second year the trainee will be taking two elective modules out of three electives each of 320 hours and will be doing on the job training in Industry for 800 hours. In addition the trainees will pick up employability skills for 160 hours. After passing out the training programme, the trainee will be awarded Technical Diploma by DGT which has worldwide recognition.