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Career options after ITI course


If you are a student of the ITI course or are planning to pursue ITI after your class 10th exams, you surely have the question of “What next” lingering in your mind. Let us explore all the options you can have post course completion.

Today, skills of a professional are as important as the degree they possess. There are many government programs which empower the youth with necessary skillsets to join the workforce. A student who completes the ITI course has multiple career options. Students who complete ITI courses are skilled in either engineering or non-engineering trades. ITI students who have the skillset and know how and where to apply have better chances of making it in the industry than someone who holds more degrees. ITI students have two main options post course completion; they can either go for further studies or look for job opportunities.

Higher studies

ITI students who wish to go on for further studies can explore the following options for further studies:

Specialized short courses: For students pursuing ITI with specific trades, the Advanced Training Institutes (ATI) offer specialized short-term courses that help them hone their skills further, specific to the job profiles or industry requirements in their respective domains.

Diploma courses: For students who completed ITI training in engineering domains, there are several engineering diploma courses available for them. The diploma engineering courses cover the details of the respective subject covering both theoretical and practical aspects of the chosen domain.

All India Trade Test: The AITT is conducted by the NCVT (National Council for Vocational Training). The exam is a skill test that certifies the students post course completion. After passing AITT, students are awarded National Trade Certificate (NTC) in respective trade by NCVT. In many trades, an NTC is equivalent to diploma degree.

Jobs in public and private sector

ITI students can go for jobs in Public Sector Units or PSUs. Railways, Telecom, ONGC, BSNL etc. are the biggest employers of ITI students. Additionally, students can also apply to Army, Navy, CRPF, BSF etc. As for private sector job opportunities, welding, electronics, refrigeration and air-conditioner mechanic are the most sought-after skills in an ITI student in the private sector.


Pursuing an ITI course is probably most beneficial for students who wish to start their own businesses. Today, we find acute shortages of skilled and qualified carpenters, plumbers, construction workers, agricultural workers etc. as there is an unprecedented favour of white collar professionals. This gives a great opportunity for ITI students as they can start their own businesses with their skillset and flourish as an entrepreneur.

These are just a few career options available for ITI students. If you wish to explore more about career options for ITI students or wish to enrol yourself with the best ITI college in West Bengal, visit