There are several youngsters who opt for technical training programs that are proposed by the government-run Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and the Industrial Training Centers (ITCs). Also, both the ITIs and ITCs offer the aspirants a wide range of engineering and non-engineering disciplines to choose from.
Note that the National Trade Certificate (NTC) denotes successful completion of ITI training. For the same, the students have to appear for the All India Trade Test (AITT) that the National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT) conducts. More so, the NTCs are considered equivalent of diplomas in the cases of some engineering trades.
Even so, as an ITI aspirant, you may wonder what are the available career options after successful completion of the technical-based courses. Well, you can avail the option of advanced studies or job opportunities, as seen in the following details.
For pursuing higher studies, you have a choice in diploma and specialized short-term courses.
After you complete your ITI training, you can enroll in the 3-year engineering diploma courses. As part of the curriculum of these programs, you gain both theoretical and practical knowledge. All the same, you develop the skills to work in the chosen trades. Then, upon completion of the programs, you acquire a diploma. Armed with the diplomas, you become eligible to apply for opportunities in industries that require trade-specific skills.
Specialized Short-term Programs
For further development of ITI skills, there are specialized short-term courses that are offered by the Advanced Training Institutes (ATIs). However, these courses are available for only specific trades. Then, after honing your skills further, you can apply for jobs in the industries that require skillful personnel.
Similar to other professional educational institutes, the ITIs and ITCs have placement cells that provide placement assistance to the outgoing pupils. As part of their services, they have tie-ups with recruiters to facilitate placements for the students. Through these placement cells, you can avail jobs in the public sector units, private sector companies, and overseas companies. Also, you can set up your own enterprise.
Opportunities in the Public Sector
Government agencies require ITI graduates and they can avail the opportunities in these Public Sector Units (PSUs). Indeed, there are the Telecom and Railway industries that require the skills that are imparted at the technical training institutes.
Additionally, there are opportunities in the Indian Armed Forces that can be availed. These include the ones in the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. Other than that, there are opportunities in other paramilitary forces for availing.
Opportunities in the Private Sector
In addition to the PSUs, there are jobs in the private sector for ITI graduates as well. In fact, there are many mechanical and manufacturing companies that need individuals who are skilled in specific trades. Then, there are, also, other industries where the ITI students can seek opportunities. These include energy, textiles, agriculture and construction ones.
After the ITI courses, you can start your own business too; and thus, become self-employed. Indeed, there are many individuals who have set up their businesses after completion of the ITI programs.
Opportunities in Overseas Markets
Like in India, there are other developed and developing countries where there is scarcity of blue-collar professionals who are groups providing associated services. Normally, for particular trades like Fritters, there are vacancies in overseas shipyards and oil as well as gas factories. All the same, you become eligible for these opportunities following the completion of the ITI programs.