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. “Welder” CITS trade is applicable for Instructors of “Welder”, “Welder (GMAW & GTAW)”, “Welder (Pipe)”, “Welder (Structural)”, “Welder (Fabrication & Fitting)” and “Welder (Welding & Inspection)” Trades under CTS.

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.


One Year


Level 6



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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.

Welder while doing Gas Tungsten Arc welding also known as Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding reads fabrication drawing, examines parts to be welded, cleans them and sets joints with clamps or any other suitable device. Selects suitable tungsten electrode, grinds the edges and fit in to the GTA welding torch. Selects gas nozzle and fit in to the GTA welding torch. Selects suitable filler rods and cleans them. Connects work piece with earth cable, Connects the machine with Inert gas Cylinder, regulator and flow meter. Starts the Constant current GTA welding machine, sets suitable welding current & polarity and inert gas flow. Establish arc through across a column of highly ionized inert gas between work piece and Tungsten electrode. Melts the metal and deposit weld beads on metal surfaces by passing the suitable filler rod in to the weld puddle. Joins metal pieces such as Steel, Stainless steel and Aluminiun metals.

Welder while doing Gas Metal Arc welding also known as MIG/MAG Welding, reads fabrication drawing, examines parts to be welded, cleans them and sets joints with clamps or any other suitable device. Connects work piece with earth cable. Connects the machine with suitable gas Cylinder, regulator and flow meter. Connects pre-heater when CO2 is used as shielding gas. Selects suitable wire electrode, feed it to welding GMA Welding torch through wire feeder. Selects contact tip gas nozzle and fit in to the GMA welding torch. Preheats joints as required. Starts the Constant Voltage GMA welding machine, sets suitable welding voltage & wire feed speed and shielding gas flow, produces arc between work piece and continuously fed wire electrode. Melts the metal and deposit weld beads on the surface of metals or joins metal pieces such as Steel, and Stainless steel metals.

Welder while doing gas welding; fuses metal parts together using welding rod and oxygen acetylene flame. Examines parts to be welded, cleans portion to be joined, holds them together by some suitable device and if necessary makes narrow groove to direct flow of molten metal to strengthen joint. Selects correct type and size of welding rod, nozzle etc. and tests welding, torch. Wears dark glasses and other protective devices while welding. Releases and regulates valves of oxygen and acetylene cylinders to control their flow into torch. Ignites torch and regulates flame gradually. Guides flame along joint and heat it to melting point, simultaneously melting welding rod and spreading molten metal along joint shape, size etc. and rectifies defects if any.

Welder, Electric; fuses metals using arc-welding apparatus and electrodes (welding material). Examines parts to be welded, cleans them and sets joints together with clamps or any other suitable device. Starts generator or transformer (welding apparatus and regulates current according to material and thickness of welding. Clamps one lead (insulated wire carrying current from generator) to part to be welded, selects required type of electrode and clamps it to holder connected with other lead). Generates sparks between electrode and joint, simultaneously guiding and depositing melting electrode uniformly for welding. Takes precautionary measures such as wearing rubber gloves, holding welding screen of dark glass etc. May join parts first at various points for holding at specified angles, shape, form and dimension.

Welder, Resistance; sets up and operates resistance welding machine to join metal parts, according to blueprints, work orders, or oral instructions. Turns machine dials to set air and hydraulic pressure, amperage, and joining time, according to specified type of metal, weld, and assembly. May select, install, and adjust electrodes. Aligns work pieces, using square and rule. May hold pieces together manually, fasten into jigs, or secure with clamps to align in specified assembly position. Holds part between electrodes or positions on machine worktable. Depresses pedal or pulls trigger to close electrodes and form weld at point of contact. Releases pedal or trigger after specified welding time. Cleans electrodes, using file, tip dresser, emery cloth. May operate machine which automatically releases electrodes from metal after welding cycle. May devise and build fixtures to hold pieces. May inspect finished work. May operate machine equipped with two or more electrodes which weld at several points simultaneously. Important variations include types of joints welded (seam, spot, butt) and types of materials welded (aluminium, steel).

Welder while doing gas cutting; cuts metal to require shape and size by gas flame either manually or by machine. Examines material to be cut and marks it according to instruction of specification. Makes necessary connections and fits required size of nozzle in welding torch. Releases and regulates flow of gas in nozzle, ignites and adjusts flame. Guides flame by hand or machine along cutting line at required speed and cuts metal to required size.

Welder while doing gas brazing; joints metal parts by heating using flux and filler rods. Cleans and fastens parts to be joined face to face by wire brush. Apply flux on the joint and heats by torch to melt filler rods into joint. Allows it to cool down. Clean and examines the joint.

Repair Welder, is responsible for maintaining and operating all welding related works. The individual must be able to use hand welding techniques or welding equipment and tools to join various metal components and also carry out repair work on machinery and equipment

Iron and Steel Plasma Cutter-Manual cuts different materials (mild carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminium, high tensile and special steels, and other materials) in various profiles. This involves setting-up and preparing operations interpreting the right information from the specification documents, obtaining the right consumables and other materials, etc.




Mr.Rajendra Meena ,Vocational Instructor (Trade incharge)

Mr.Bijith  P,junior Consultant 


Contact details

Phone: 0495 2742500





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