The scheme Dual System of Training, with the revised guidelines, has been launched by DGT in Feb. 2019, in order to provide Employable Skills to the trainees who pass out from ITI in various trades. The revised guidelines are effective from academic year 2019. DST encourages ITI and industry partners to adopt/participate within the regular training duration of specific trade and within the ITI ecosystem, which strengthens industry connect of ITI and trainees viz a viz imparts industry relevant quality training to the trainees.
Under DST scheme, the admission to ITI, courses offered, their duration, examination and certification are same as the courses offered under Craftsmen Training Scheme. Under the DST scheme, On the Job Training (OJT), is conducted in the industry environment, in order to meet the skilled workforce requirements of industry, while theoretical component is covered in the ITI itself. The students appear in regular examination under Craftsman Training Scheme (CTS) and awarded e-certificate under CTS like other ITI students. DST is applicable in all affiliated ITIs and covers all existing trades offered under CTS. After the completion of training, the trainees who are awarded E-National Trade Certificate (E-NTC) under the scheme have an edge over regular ITI pass outs in terms of employability and employment opportunities in industry.
As on Nov 2022, a total of 3671 MoUs have been signed under the DST scheme by ITIs under State Directorates, NSTIs under DGT. The details are given below:
|Category of MoUs under DST
|No. of MoUs signed
|Between National Skill Training Institutes under DGT and Industry Organizations
|Between Govt & Private ITIs of State & UT and Industry Organizations