ITI courses are not so popular in the society although ITI trades are the best if someone is choosing to get employed quickly.
But the question should someone go and pursue ITI trades thinking of a government job in mind?
And the answer is yes!
People with ITI certification have benefits over others in terms of practical applications in the real world.
So let's first understand what ITI trades are and how they are going to get a good government or semi-government job
ITI courses are offered by ITIs or Industrial Training Institutes that are usually organizations or training centres at multiple locations in the country that are focused on providing an easy solution for early employment to students after completing their school.
These ITI colleges or training centers provide training to those who are willing to do the job after completing their basic schooling of 8th or 10th standard.
There are courses for both technical and non technical streams and are usually 1 to 2 years long.
These training centres with proper educational setup along with real-life applications and hands-on train students for technical as well as non-technical career preferences.
After completing the course the candidate is eligible for various jobs in private as well as government sectors.
Let’s explore the best trades that have multitudinous opportunities in government and semi-government sectors.
As the name suggests, ITI Electrician trade completely focuses on various aspects of electricity such as – wiring (residential, commercial and industrial), home appliances, electrical machines, lighting, electrical installations etc.
During the course students are taught about installations or maintainance of a variety of approved wiring methods for distribution of electrical light, heat, power, radio and signalling utilization systems.
There are a lot of opportunities in government as well as semi government sectors that candidates will be eligible.
ITI Fitter is a short term professional technical trade in which you are taught about different types of fittings.
Passing this trade will make you enable fitting different types of machines, pipes, structures etc.
This trade is one of the most demanding trades due to its diversity. You can easily get jobs in government and semi-government sectors.
This is the largest trade in ITI and hence there are many sub-trades in ITI mechanical trade. These are: Draughtsman (Mechanical) Engineering, Diesel Mechanic Engineering, Motor Driving-cum-Mechanic Engineering, Mechanic motor vehicle engineering, Mechanic Radio & T.V. Engineering, mechanical electronic engineering, mechanic tractor etc.
Plumber is a mechanical repairing and installing vocational trade. This trade comprises topics like installing or maintaining heating systems, repairing sanitation systems, fitting domestic appliances, installing air-conditioning units, fitting bathrooms and emergency repairs.
There are many ITIs in the country offering this trade because of its work offering nature after its passing.
Apart from the semi-government sector passing this trade finds opportunities in the private sector too.
Machinist is a machine operating vocational trade. During study hours, students are taught various topics such as setting up and operating a variety of machine tools.
This course also deals with fabricating and modifying parts to make or repair machine tools.
This course demands application of knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
This trade finds multiple opportunities in the semi-government sector.
Carpenter Trade is a small scale craftsman course. During this carpentry skilled trade, students would undergo studying things like cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork etc.
After passing this course students have various employment opportunities in government sectors and they can easily open their own business.
Stenography (English) or Stenographer & Secretarial Assistant (English) is an administrative vocational trade.
The trade mainly comprises topics such as how to take dictation in shorthand of correspondence, reports and other matter, and operates typewriters to transcribe dictated material.
The trade also focuses on performing stenographic duties in professional offices, how to work for public stenographic service etc.
This trade opens up opportunities in government educational institutions.
Welder (Gas & Electric) is a mechanical engineering vocational trade. Trade focuses on skills like welding skills and metal working techniques used in the exploration of metal sculpture, hot and cold working of steel, and every type of welding.
There are many career options in government as well as semi-government sectors.
There are other ITI trades or courses too but these are the main trades that have numerous opportunities in government jobs.
Below are the type of jobs and companies that offer jobs to ITI alumnus.
1. Apprenticeship jobs
2. Technician (Permanent jobs-Direct)
3. Sector skills jobs (Trade wise jobs)
1. BHEL- Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited.
2. DRDO- Defense Research and Development Organisation.
3. IOCL- Indian Oil Corporation limited.
5. Bharat Petroleum.
6. Railway recruitment board.
There are other sectors and companies too to explore more career options.
I hope with this content you would get an idea on how the ITI trades are helpful for people who are seeking their life as an early employment settled life in a well reputed government sector.