Just like other professional and vocational courses institute, even ITIs have dedicated placement cells which look after placement of students. These placement cells have tie- ups with various government organizations, private companies and even foreign companies, who hire the students for jobs in several trades
Job in Public Sector Units
The biggest employer of ITI students is the Public Sector or the Government agencies. Students who have completed their ITI can seek employment with various Public Sector Units (PSUs) such as the Railways, Telecom / BSNL, IOCL, ONCG, State-wise PWDs and others. In addition to this, they can also explore career opportunities with the Indian Armed Forces i.e. Indian Army. Indian Navy, Air force, BSF, CRPF and other paramilitary forces.
Jobs in Private Sector
Private sector, especially the ones dealing in manufacturing and mechanics seek out ITI students for trade specific jobs. The key sectors in which ITI students can find lucrative career opportunities include construction, agriculture, textiles, and energy to name a few. As far as specific job profiles are concerned, electronics, welding refrigeration and air-conditioner mechanic are the most sought- after skills in an ITI student in the private sector.
This is probably the most important advantage of opting for an ITI course, as it allows one to start own business and be self- employed. Thanks to the preference for a white-collar job, professionals who do blue collar services. Therefore, today we find an acute shortage of trained and qualified plumbers, carpenters, construction workers, agricultural workers etc. This is a great opportunity for students with an ITI certificate to start their own business and be self-employed.
Jobs in Foreign Countries
Another career opportunity that ITI students can explore after the completion of their course is off-shore jobs. Similar to India, many developed and developing countries are facing a shortage of blue-collar professionals or people who can fix things or provide associated services. Especially for specific trades like Fitter, there are many job opportunities with international oil and gas factories and shipyards etc.