Last Updated : 04-08-2020

Vocational Training Programme for Women

Women Training under Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship takes care of providing skill training to women in the country which aims at stimulating employment opportunities among women of various socio-economic levels and different age groups.

WomenÔÇÖs Vocational Training Programme (WVTP) was designed and launched in 1977 to mainstream women into economic activities. This project on womenÔÇÖs vocational training was formulated with the assistance of Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in March, 1977. Under this project, vocational trades were identified that were particularly suitable for women and their implementation planned.

WomenÔÇÖs Vocational Training Programme promotes Vocational Training for women for wage-employment in industry, as instructors and also promotes their self-employment.

The Program offers:

  1. Industrial skill training under Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS)
  2. Instructor skill training under Craft Instructors Training Scheme (CITS)
  3. Demand-driven Short-term courses
  4. Special programs for training the Instructors of ITIs
  5. Tailor-made courses as per industryÔÇÖs demand

National Skill Training Institutes(erstwhile National/Regional Vocational Training Institutes) for Women under Women Training, DGT

The vocational training to women, Directorate General of Training, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship was implemented through a network of 11 institutes ÔÇô One National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) at Noida (1977) and ten Regional Vocational Training Institutes (RVTIs) at Mumbai (1977), Bengaluru (1977), Thiruvananthapuram (1983), Kolkata (1986), Tura (1986), Panipat (1986), Allahabad (1991), Indore (1992), Vadodara (1993), and Jaipur (1994). The Names of these women Institutes have been changed as ÔÇ£ National Skill Training Institutes for WomenÔÇØ (NSTIs for Women). These are functioning directly under the control of Central Government. The Skill Training is provided through CTS (Craftsmen Training Scheme) and CITS (Craftsmen Instructor Training Scheme) courses under Vocational Training Programmes.

The NSTIs(W) (erstwhile NVTI/RVTIs) organize NCVT approved skill training programmes under Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS) and Craft InstructorsÔÇÖ Training Scheme (CITS) in areas such as Office Management, Electronics, Secretarial Practice, Architecture, Computer, Dress Making, Cosmetology, Fruits and Vegetables Processing, Desk Top Publishing, Surface Ornamentation Techniques, Fashion Design & Technology, Catering and Hospitality, Sewing Technology, Travel & Tour, Computer Aided Embroidery & Designing, Food and Beverages Service Assistant, Food Production (General), Draughtsman Civil and Interior Decoration & Designing etc. besides Long Term training, Short Term training is also provided in the 18 NSTIs(W) in the above mentioned trades.

A total of 4445 regular seats (2731 CTS+1714 CITS) have been sanctioned in these NSTIs(W) in 2019-20 in various training courses under CTS and CITS. These courses are of one to two years duration and conducted on annual pattern.

Placement support is also provided to the passed out trainees by organizing on Campus Interviews.

Support is also being extended to the trainees to facilitate them for Apprenticeship Training.

Off Campus Short Term training programmes are being conducted by the NSTIs(W).

All NSTIs(W) are registered as Basic Training Provider (BTP) to provide Basic Training for Apprentices.

Setting Up Of New NSTIs (erstwhile RVTIs) for Women

To enhance the skill training facilities for women in India, in addition to the existing 11 institutes, eight new NSTIs(W) are being set up, one each in the states of Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Bihar, Goa, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir.

Training in 8 new institutes viz NSTIs at Shimla, Mohali, Patna, Trichy, Agartala, Hyderabad, Goa& UT of Jammu & Kashmir have been started from the temporary accommodation.

List of the Institutes under WT (Women Training) course details and trainees trained pdfDownload