APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING SCHEME
Apprenticeship Training Scheme is a major Scheme being implemented by the Department
under the Apprentices Act, 1961 enacted by the Govt. of India, National Council
for Apprenticeship Training on all-India basis.
Craftsmen Training Scheme is mainly responsible of training semi-skilled workers
for Industry. However, with the changing needs for the Industry skills developed
by the trainees in the Industrial Training Institutes were not sufficient and a
necessity for the on job training was felt. As such, the Training Program in the
Industry was made statutory by the enactment of the Apprentices Act, 1961.
The Act makes it obligatory on the part of the employers, both in public and private
sector, Industries, to engage the apprentices according to the provided ratio of
apprentices and workers. The training places are located as a result of intensive
surveys conducted in the establishments in order to locate the maximum facilities
for apprenticeship training. The duration of training for trade apprentices varies
from six months to four years depending upon the trades. Fresher candidates having
qualifications minimum 8th pass are eligible for engagement as apprentice. As per
Act Stipend is paid to the Apprentice per month (First Year Rs. 2100, Second Year
Rs. 2400, Third Year Rs.2800 & Fourth Year Rs.3100) by the respective establishment.
Engagement of apprentices is normally done twice in a year during February/March
and August/September. Details of this scheme is available on [View More+]
The State Govt. is responsible for implementation of the Apprenticeship Training
Scheme in the state and for this purpose State Apprenticeship Advisor has been notified.
To assist the State Apprenticeship Advisor, Deputy State Apprenticeship Advisor,
Assistant Apprenticeship Advisers and Junior Assistant Apprenticeship Advisers has
also been notified.
The training consists of Basic Training followed by the on job shop floor training,
which is imparted by the industry where an apprentice is undergoing training.