Apprenticeship Training


Development of human resource is crucial for the industrial development of any nation. Up-gradation of skills is an important component of Human Resource Development. Training imparted in institutions alone is not sufficient for acquisition of skills and needs to be supplemented by training at the workplace. The Apprentices Act, 1961 was enacted with the prime objective to utilize fully the facilities available in industry for imparting practical training with a view to meeting the requirements of skilled manpower for industry. Initially, the Act covered the apprenticeship training for the trade Apprentices and subsequently amended in 1973, 1986 and 2014 to bring the Graduates, Technician, Technician (Vocational) and Optional Trade Apprentices respectively under its purview.


Apprentices Act, 1961 was enacted with the following objectives :–

 To regulate the programme of training of apprentices in the industry so as to conform to the prescribed syllabi, period of training laid down by the Central Apprenticeship Council; and

  • To utilise the facilities available in industry for imparting practical training with a view to meeting the requirements of skilled manpower for


  • State Apprenticeship Adviser/Director (Training) is responsible for implementation of the Act in respect of Trade Apprentices in State Government Undertakings/ Departments and Private


Apprenticeship training can be provided to apprentices both in designated and optional trades.

   1. Designated trade

Designated trade means any trade or occupation as notified by the Government.

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  1. Optional trade

Optional trade means any trade or occupation decided by an employer.

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Categories of apprentices

There are five categories of apprentices:

  1. Trade apprentices
  2. Graduate apprentices
  3. Technician apprentices
  4. Technician (Vocational) apprentices
  5. Optional trade apprentices


 It is obligatory on the part of employers having manpower strength 40 or more and having requisite training infrastructure as laid down in the Act, to engage

  • Employer shall engage of apprentices in a band of 2.5% to 10% of total manpower strength of the establishments including contractual
  • The total engagements of apprentices in the band with of 2.5% to 10% include all categories of apprentices engaged by establishment.
  • The establishments /Employers can decide the categories of apprentices and trade(s) in which the apprentices to be engaged depending upon the facility available with them for imparting on-the- job training/ practical training at his


 The minimum rate of stipend payable to apprentices per month shall be as per the qualifications stipulated in the curriculum. The minimum rate of stipend payable to apprentices per month shall be follows, namely: –

Sr Category Prescribed minimum amount of 


1 School pass-outs (class 5th – class 9th) Rs. 5000 per month
2 School pass-outs (class 10th) Rs. 6000 per month
3 School pass-outs (class 12th) Rs. 7000 per month
4 National or State Certificate holder Rs. 7000 per month
5 Technician (vocational) apprentice or Vocational Certificate holder     or     Sandwich     Course     (Students    from     Diploma Institutions) Rs. 7000 per month
6 Technician apprentices or diploma holder in any stream or 

sandwich course (students from degree institutions)

Rs. 8000 per month
7 Graduate apprentices or degree apprentices or degree in any stream Rs. 9000 per month


  • Minimum age is 14
  • Qualifications vary from Class VIII pass to XII class pass (10+2)
  • Period of training varies from one year & two months to 2 years
  • Training comprises Basic Training and Practical Training (On the Job Training) followed by Related Instructions as per prescribed syllabus for each
  • 261 trades in 39 trade groups have been
  • Numbers of seats for apprentices are calculated in the band of 2.5% to 15% of the total strength of the
  • Every apprentice and employer has to enter into a contract of apprenticeship training, which is registered by the Apprenticeship
  • Employers and apprentices have to fulfill their obligations under the


  • All India Trade Tests (AITT) for trade apprentices are conducted by National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT) twice a year ( October/ November and April/May).
  • National Apprenticeship Certificates (NAC) are awarded to those who pass the
  • NAC is    recognized   for   employment   under   /Semi-Government           departments/ organizations.


  • Office-Directorate of Training & Employment,

Govt. Industrial Training Institute (Women) Campus, Rampur Road Haldwani District Nainital-263139.

Phone-05946-297140/235659 Fax-05946-234866

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Procedure for Establishment Registration for Designated Trades

Procedure for Candidate Registration for Designated Trades

Procedure to apply for Designate Trades

Candidate Instruction Manual

List of Popular Designated Trades

List of Popular OPTIONAL Trades

DGET – Public Apprenticeship User Manual

Establishment – Manual for Optional Trades

Registered Establishment List in Uttarakhand