At present, training courses are being offered in 70 engineering and 63 non-engineering trades across the country under Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS).
The period of training for various trades varies from one to two years and the entry qualification varies from 8th to 12th class pass, depending on the requirements of training in different trades.
Institutes conduct training courses as per the curriculum prescribed by National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT).
Admission to the new courses is made in the month of August every year.
After competition of the training period, trainees are required to appear in the All India Trade Test (AITT) conducted under the aegis of National Council of Vocational Training. The successful trainees are awarded National Trade Certificate which has been recognized by Government of India for the purpose of recruitment to subordinate posts and services under the Central Government.
About 70% of the training period is allotted to practical training and the rest to theoretical training relating to Trade theory, Workshop Science & Calculation, Engineering Drawing, Employability Skill including Environmental Science & Family Welfare etc.
Syllabus of various trades are periodically revised to keep pace in tune with changes in technology.