Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS)

Craftsmen Training Scheme

This scheme was introduced in 1950s by Government of India with an objective to provide semi-skilled workmen to industries. This scheme is being implemented through Industrial Training Institutes and helps to improve the employability of youth.


Craftsmen Training plays a pivotal role in providing skilled manpower to the Industry. The economy of a country mainly revolves around its Industrial production. The Industry is in need of skilled manpower for its production and growth. After successful completion of training, National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) Level Certification is awarded by National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT).


* Government Industrial Training Institutes: In Tamil Nadu, 90 Government Industrial Training Institutes are functioning which includes 10 Government ITIs for women, two for Scheduled Caste, six for Scheduled Tribe and one for jail inmates
* Trades: Training is imparted in 61 Engineering and 28 Non- Engineering trades.
* Admission: Every year admission is made during the month of June / July through online District Counseling is based on merit and communal rotation.
* Trainees enrolled: During 2020-21, 34,383 trainees underwent training. This year admission process in going on.
* Eligibility for Admission: 8th pass or 10th pass based on the trade selected.
* Age Criteria: 14 to 40 years. No upper age limit for girls.
* Duration of Training: 1 Year to 2 Years based on the trades.
* Fee Structure: Free Training
* Stipend: Monthly stipend @ Rs.750/- to all the trainees
* Other facilities: Laptop, Bi-cycle, Books, Drawing instruments, Uniform, Shoe, identity cards and supply of raw materials are issued at free of cost.
* Testing : All India Trade Test is conducted by National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) under Annual exam pattern.
* Certification: Successful trainees are awarded with National Trade Certificate (NTC).
* Employment: Self Employment or Job opportunities in industries as Technicians


Augmentation Of Training Capacity

* In a span of 8 eight years 29 new ITIs have been established in the State at Bodi, Veppalodai, Aruppukottai, Radhapuram, Thiruvaiyaru, Karumandurai, Anaicutti, Gudalur, Jamunamaruthur, Kolli Hills, Manikandam, Chinnasalem, Kattumannarkoil, Kadayanallur, Udumalaipet, Orthanadu, Viralimalai, Tindivanam, Alathur, Sattur, R.K.Nagar, Central Prison Trichy, Vaniyambadi, Kottur, Gobichettypalayam, Perumbakkam ,Sembodai and Oragadam.
* The establishment of these ITIs has added a capacity of 6,270 seats enabling rural youth to undergo employable skill training.
* 50 new trades in 53 Government ITIs have added another 2510 seats in emerging sectors viz., Technician Medical Electronics, Technician Power Electronics, Operator Advanced Machine Tools, Tool & Die Maker, Fire Technology & Industrial Safety Management etc.,

Trade Details

S.No Trade Details View
1 Architectural Draughtsman
2 Basic Cosmetology
3 Carpenter
4 Civil Engineering Assistant
5 Computer Aided Embroidery and Designing
6 Computer Hardware & Network Maintenance
7 Computer Operator and Programming Assistant
8 Dental Laboratory Equipment Technician
9 Desktop Publishing Operator
10 Digital Photographer
11 Draughtsman (Civil)
12 Draughtsman Mechanical
13 Dress Making
14 Electrician
15 Electronics Mechanic
16 Fashion Design and Technology
17 Finance Executive
18 Fire Technology and Industrial Safety Management
19 Fitter
20 Food and Beverages Service Assistant
21 Food Production (General)
22 Footwear Maker
23 Foundryman
24 Front Office Assistant
25 Health Sanitory Inspector
26 Hospital Housekeeping
27 Housekeeper
28 Industrial Painter
29 Information and Communication Technology System Maintenance
30 Information Technology
31 Instrument Mechanic
32 Instrument Mechanic (Chemical Plant)
33 Insurance Agent
34 Interior Design and Decoration
35 IoT Technician (Smart Health Care)
36 Leather Goods Maker
37 Lift and Escalator Mechanic
38 Litho Offset Machine Minder (SCVT)
39 Machinist
40 Machinist Grinder
41 Maintenance Mechanic (Chemical Plant)
42 Maintenance of Solar equipments(SCVT)
43 Marine Engine Fitter
44 Marine Fitter
45 Mason (Building Constructor)
46 Mechanic Motor Veichle
47 Mechanic Refrigeration and Air Conditioner
48 Mechanic Tractor
49 Mechanic Agriculture Machinery
50 Mechanic Auto Body Painting
51 Mechanic Auto Body Repair
52 Mechanic Auto Electrical and Electronics
53 Mechanic Diesel
54 Mechanic Machine Tool Maintenance
55 Mechanic Two and Three Wheeler
56 Multimedia Animation and Special Effects
57 Old Age Care
58 Operator Advance Machine Tool
59 Painter (General)
60 Physiotheraphy Technician
61 Plastic Processing Operator
62 Plumber
63 Pump Operator cum Mechanic
64 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (Drone Pilot)
65 Sewing Technology
66 Sheet Metal Worker
67 Smart Phone Technician cum App Tester
68 Spinning Technician
69 Stenographer Secretarial Assistant (English)
70 Stenographer (Tamil)(SCVT)
71 Surface Ornamentation Techniques (Embroidery)
72 Surveyor
73 Technician Mechatronics
74 Technician Medical Electronics
75 Technician Power Electronics Systems
76 Textile Mechatronics
77 Textile Wet Processing Technician
78 Tool & Die Maker (Dies & Moulds)
79 Tool & Die Maker (Press Tools, Jigs & Fixtures)
80 Turner
81 Vessel Navigator
82 Welder
83 Welder (Fabrication & Fitting)
84 Welder (GMAW & GTAW)
85 Welder (Pipe)
86 Welder (Structural)
87 Welder (Welding & Inspection)
88 Wireman