Apprenticeship Training (ATS) is implemented in 111 designated trades in Tamilnadu State through 11 Related Instruction Centres (RIC) located at Guindy, Ambattur, North Chennai, Vellore, Salem, Coimbatore, Hosur, Cuddalore, Trichy, Madurai, Tirunelveli and 3 Govt. ITIs located at Thanjavur, Metturdam and Dharapuram. All India Trade Test under this Scheme is conducted during April and October every year. After completion of prescribed training period and passing of trade test, apprentices are issued National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC). In our State Apprenticeship Training Scheme is being implemented in 2414 Industrial Establishments which includes 1773 Private and 641 State Government Establishments. Also, 105 Central Government Establishments imparting ATS in our State.
The Government of India has launched Apprentice Protsahan Yojana scheme on 16.10.14. Under this scheme 50% of stipend payable to maximum two apprentices per MSME will be borne by Central Government.