The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of the Directorate General of Training (DGT) issues the National Apprentice Certificate (NAC) or the National Trade Certificate (NTC).
The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs lead to NAC/NTC qualifications. Such courses are designed for early school leavers so they can increase their employability skills and earn their livelihood. As part of the NAC courses, the students have to attend theoretical classes and practical training sessions at workplaces. Any individual who is 14 years or above, physically fit, and employable is eligible to enroll in these apprenticeship programs.
To qualify for the NAC/NTC Foundation course, candidates are required to secure a Certificate of Primary Education or a Pre-professional Certificate (or their equivalent).
The Pre-professional Certificate is issued to those early school leavers who are 23 years or above and have not yet completed the tests required for the Certificate of Primary Education.
The National Trade Certificate Foundation (NTC-F) program is designed for early school leavers who have not finished elementary school or have not secured the Certificate of Primary Education. By enrolling in the NAC Foundation course, they can continue their schooling and become professionals in their areas of interest.
The 1-year National Apprenticeship Training Scheme develops the skills of youngsters that are needed in their work areas. They acquire skills during the training period at renowned organizations to enable them to get jobs.
NAC Certificate: How to Apply?
- The Regional Directors or State Apprenticeship Advisers conduct surveys in various professional organizations that come under the Central and State Government (with the inclusion of public sector units and privately-aided units) to identify seats for apprenticeship opportunities.
- Local and State Directorates provide data on the establishments that are willing to appoint Apprentices.
- Apprentices receive training in reputed organizations such as Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), All India Radio, Mother Dairy, TELCO, Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL), Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd. (BHEL), National Thermal Power Limited, CPWD, Railways, Hindustan Aeronautic Ltd. (HAL), among others.
- Interested groups can apply for enlistment.
- The Contacts of Registrations are signed between the establishments and candidates.
- Training begins on the stipulated dates.
- The Regional Directorates of Apprenticeship Training (RDATs) reviews all the contracts.
- After the apprenticeship period, the apprentices become eligible to appear for the All India Trade Test (AITT) for Apprentices that the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) conducts.
- Following their assessment, the apprentices receive the National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC). The NAC is rated higher than the National Trade Certificate (NTC) irrespective of whether the individual has undergone ITI training for 2 years or gone ahead with 1-year Apprenticeship Training thereafter or completed a 3-year Apprenticeship Training period as a fresher.
NAC Certificate: How to Verify?
|Here we have listed the steps to verify the e-NAC:|
|Step 1||The first step is to visit the official webpage of the Apprentice validation.|
|Step 2||The next step is to enter the NAC number that is given at the time of registration.|
|Step 3||Follow by submitting the mandatory details.|
|Step 4||The system will display your verification details on the screen then.|
NAC Certificate and the NCVT
The NCVT (National Council of Vocation Training) works as per the guidelines of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of the Directorate General of Training that comes under the Union Government of India. The NCVT is responsible for conducting various pan-India tests: Craftsmen Training (CTS), Apprenticeship Training Scheme (ATS), and All India Trade Test (AITT).
To identify applicants and contact the understudies, the NCVT plans the Management Information System (NCVT MIS). The NCVT MIS is a database that stores information electronically about the contenders and enlistments for design and non-design advanced courses that some Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) offer.
The NCVT manages the ITIs as per the guidelines of India’s Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, working under the Directorate General of Training (DGT).
The NCVT ITI Semester exams include exams for each of the four semesters – Semester-I, Semester-II, Semester-III, and Semester-IV. The NCVT Management Information System designs reports for the NCVT ITI Result, NCVT ITI Hall Ticket, and NCVT ITI Time Tables.
The official website of the NCVT MIS is www.ncvtmis.gov.in.