The scheme allows industries to train candidates as per their skill set requirements and provides trainees with an industry environment aligned with the market demand and latest technology to undergo training. It is designed to cater to the needs of both industry as well as trainees. The scheme, as an Employer Skiller model, envisages prospective employer (industry)with established infrastructure, robust training facilities, as well as trained faculty; to conduct in-house skilling of prospective employee to add industry ready trainees to its workforce.
The scheme offers flexibility to Industry, for their tailored &customized courses, having market relevant content that meets the industry requirements. These courses developed by ITP are intended to provide more weightage towards industrial training and are high employment potential. For IT/ITES and similar sectors, purely online courses may be developed. Duration of training including classroom and industry training ranges from 6 months, upto 24 months (2 years). While training is the sole responsibility of ITP, assessment is jointly done by ITP and DGT. Industry conducts practical and formative assessments, with ensured placement of at-least 50% of the total successful trainees trained.
The participating entities need to enter into agreement or MoU with DGT, as an Industrial Training Partner (ITP). ITP can be Industry/Organization, Industry Cluster/ Association, Skill University. ITP has flexibility of selecting the trainees according to their criteria over and above the prescribed criteria. Admission time and training cycle has been kept flexible. Training in industry relevant courses with high employment potential, interactions with experienced industry experts/professionals and exposure to industry shop-floor environment & latest equipment are benefits to trainees with increased employment avenues in multiple industries in that sector. The pass out trainees are Industry ready, with exposure to best practices, latest machines, tools, and equipment.
Following MoUs have been signed under the revised scheme guidelines released in March 2019, as on 1st Jan 2020:
- Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Gurugram
- Centurion University of Technology and Management Odisha
- Suzuki Motors, Gujarat
- NMDC Chhattisgarh
- Kaushalya Kameshewar, Jharkhand
- GTTC Bengaluru
- Navgurukul Bengaluru