To apply for an apprenticeship after ITI, you need to follow several steps. First, identify the trade or field you are interested in. Then, look for apprenticeship opportunities in that field. This could involve reaching out to local colleges, training providers, or attending apprenticeship fairs and career events. You can also search for opportunities online on job portals or websites like Indeed.
Once you’ve found an opportunity, the next step is to find an employer willing to provide on-the-job training. Register your agreement with them and if needed, seek financial aid. During the apprenticeship, you will earn while you learn, gaining practical experience in your chosen field.
Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you can obtain certification such as the National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC). This certificate is recognized in India and certifies you as a skilled worker in a specific trade, opening up various career opportunities.
In addition to this, there are also options for lateral entry to Polytechnic Diploma Engineering for those who have passed a minimum 2-year ITI course with a National Trade Certificate. This involves an entrance exam known as VOCLET, which is conducted every year.
Remember, each employer has different minimum qualifications for apprenticeships. Most require a high school diploma or its equivalent, and some may require specific high school courses, prior experience, courses related to the occupation, or physical requirements.
Finally, it’s important to note that the length of training varies from one to six years, depending on the trade. So, patience and commitment are key to successfully completing an apprenticeship after ITI.