The Craft Instructor Training Scheme is operational since inception of the Craftsmen Training Scheme. The first Craft Instructor Training Institute was established in 1948. Subsequently, 6 more institutes namely, Central Training Institute for Instructors (now called as National Skill Training Institute (NSTI)), NSTI at Ludhiana, Kanpur, Howrah, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad were established in 1960 by DGT. Since then the CITS course is successfully running in all the NSTIs across India as well as in DGT affiliated institutes viz. Institutes for Training of Trainers (IToT). This is a competency based course for instructors of one year duration. “Electrician” CITS trade is applicable for Instructors of “Electrician” and “Wireman” CTS Trades.

The main objective of Craft Instructor training programme is to enable Instructors explore different aspects of the techniques in pedagogy and transferring of hands-on skills so as to develop a pool of skilled manpower for industries, also leading to their career growth & benefiting society at large. Thus promoting a holistic learning experience where trainee acquires specialized knowledge, skills & develops attitude towards learning & contributing in vocational training ecosystem.

This course also enables the instructors to develop instructional skills for mentoring the trainees, engaging all trainees in learning process and managing effective utilization of resources. It emphasizes on the importance of collaborative learning & innovative ways of doing things. All trainees will be able to understand and interpret the course content in right perspective, so that they are engaged in & empowered by their learning experiences and above all, ensure quality delivery.


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description of job roles:

Manual Training Teacher/Craft Instructor; instructs students in ITIs/Vocational Training Institutes in respective trades as per defined job role. Imparts theoretical instructions for the use of tools & equipments of related trades and related subjects. Demonstrate process and operations related to the trade in the workshop; supervises, assesses and evaluates students in their practical work. Ensures availability & proper functioning of equipment and tools in stores

Electrician General; installs, maintains and repairs electrical machinery equipment and fittings in factories, workshops power house, business and residential premises etc. Studies drawings and other specifications to determine electrical circuit, installation details etc. Positions and installs electrical motors, transformers, switchgears. Switchboards and other electrical equipment, fittings and lighting fixtures. Makes connections and solders terminals. Tests electrical installations and equipment and locates faults using megger, test lamps etc. Repairs or replaces defective wiring, burnt out fuses and defective parts and keeps fittings and fixtures in working order. May do armature winding, draw wires and cables and do simple cable jointing. May operate, attend and maintain electrical motors, pumps etc.

Electrical Fitter; fits and assembles electrical machinery and equipment such as motors, transformers, generators, switchgears, fans etc., studies drawings, wiring diagrams of fittings, wiring and assemblies to be made. Collects prefabricated electrical and mechanical components according to drawing and wiring diagrams and checks them with gauges, megger etc. to ensure proper function and accuracy. Fits mechanical components, resistance, insulators, etc., as per specifications, doing supplementary tooling where necessary. Follows wiring diagrams, makes electrical connections and solders points as specified. Checks for continuity, resistance, circuit shorting, leakage, earthing, etc. at each stage of assembly using megger, ammeter, voltmeter and other appliances and ensures stipulated performance of both mechanical and electrical components filled in assembly. Erects various equipment such as bus bars, panel boards, electrical posts, fuse boxes switch gears, meters, relays etc. using non-conductors, insulation hoisting equipment as necessary for receipt and distribution of electrical current to feeder lines. Installs motors, generators, transformer etc. as per drawings using lifting and hoisting equipment as necessary, does prescribed electrical wiring, and connects to supply line. Locates faults in case of breakdown and replaces blown out fuse, burnt coils, switches, conductors etc. as required. Checks, dismantles, repairs and overhauls electrical units periodically or as required according to scheduled procedure. May test coils. May specialize in repairs of particular equipment manufacturing, installation or power house work and be designated accordingly

Wireman, Light and Power; installs various kinds of electrical wiring such as cleat, conduit, casing, concealed etc. in houses, factories, workshops and other establishments for light and power supply. Studies diagram and plan of wiring and marks light, power and other points accordingly. Fixes wooden pegs, sizes tubes, saws casings, etc. by common carpentry fitting and other processes, according to type of wiring needed. Erects switch boards and fixesswitch box casings cleats, conduits ceiling roses, switches, meters etc. according to type and plan of wiring. Draws wire in two way or three way wiring system as prescribed and makes electrical connections through plugs and switches to different points exercising great care for safety and avoiding short circuit and earthing at any stage of wiring. Fixes fuses and covers as per diagram and insulates all naked wires at diversions and junctions to eliminate chances of short circuit and earthing. Fits light brackets, holders, shades, tube and mercury lights, fans etc. and makes electrical connection as necessary. Tests checks installed wiring for leakage and continuity using megger, removes faults if any and certifies wiring as correct for connecting mains. Checks existing wiring for defects and restores current supply by replacing defective switches, plug sockets, blown fuse etc. or removing short circuits and faulty wiring as necessary. May repair simple electrical domestic appliances.

Electrical Supervisor, Wiring plans, prepares, estimates and supervises installation of commercial, industrial and domestic wiring in factories, establishments and residential buildings. Visits site, decides number of points to be fixed and estimates costs according to type of wiring to be installed. Plans and prepares wiring diagram according to building layout, power and light points to be fixed, equal distribution of load, minimum exposure to weather, easy access for repairs and other factors as necessary to suit customer’s requirements. Marks location of points, cut-outs, ceiling roses junction boxes etc., and explains circuit to be drawn to Wireman. Arranges for materials, supervises installation of wiring and guides workers as necessary to ensure conformity with safety and electricity rules. Tests whole wiring systems with merger on completion of work to ensure continuity and proper installation. Connects to main switch fixed at convenient place and certifies on prescribed form that there is no leakage and wiring has been done in accordance with electricity act. May supervise installation of temporary wiring. May supervise installation of geyser, air-conditioners, booster pumps and other domestic appliances.

Line Supervisor, Electrical; supervises installation and drawing of overhead and underground electrical line for street lighting and power supply. Studies diagrams and details of line to be drawn. Visits area, determines electrical towers and poles to be installed and/or underground cables to be laid and explains working details to linemen. Marks locations of poles and tower or earth to be dug and gets them installed or set according to electricity act ensuring proper earthing. Gets brackets and other accessories fitted according to specifications. Informs power house or appropriate authority to switch off electric supply in area in which working, if necessary. Directs linemen and other workers to draw electric line as scheduled ensuring safety and minimum sagging. Guides joining of cables, fuses, junction boxes, etc., as appropriate and ensures continuity and proper installation. May do lead burning and join cables. May take charge of particular area and maintain power supply line by conducting repairs and replacements as necessary. 




Mr.Prasad U M, Vocational Instructor


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Phone: 0495 2742500





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