Industrial Training Institute (ITI's) are training institute which provide training in technical field in India. Normally a person who has passed 10 standard (SSLC) is eligible for admission to ITI. The objective of opening of ITI is provide technical manpower to industries. These persons are trained in basic skills required to do jobs of say operator or a craftsman. The course in ITI is designed in way to impart basic skill in the trade specified.
The duration of course may vary from one year to three years depending upon trade opted. After completion of ITI course a person has to undergo practical training in his trade in an industry for a year or two. This is necessary to appear for National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT) certificate. This certificate is mandatory for applying jobs in relevant category in many companies. There are both government funded and private (self-financing) ITI's in India. Most of ITI's impart training in technical trades like electrician, fitter, plumber etc.
People of engineering trade can go for higher studies like diploma in engineering. There are also specialized short term courses in Advanced Training Institute (ATI) which enhances the skills of candidates. ITI qualified persons can set up their own garage, motor/generator/transformer winding shops or fabrication shops depending upon trade opted.