To create a workforce empowered with improved skills, knowledge and equipped for earning their livelihood is the responsibility of the Skill Development & Entrepreneurship wing. It aims to increase the productivity of workforce, both in the organized and the unorganized sectors, seeking increased participation of youth, women and other disadvantaged sections and to synergize efforts of various stakeholders.

Industrial Training Institutes:

The ITIs impart skill oriented training to the youths, who are mostly college and school drop-out so as to enable them to be absorbed in gainful employment and also to be engaged in Self-Employment ventures.

Objectives of the Craftsmen Training Scheme: –

  1. To ensure steady flow of skilled workers in different trades of Industries.
  2. To raise quality and quantity of Industrial production by systematic training of workers.
  3. To reduce unemployment among the educated youth by equipping them for suitable Industrial Employment.

There are 8 (eight) Industrial Training Institutes in the State, imparting training in 20 trades (13 Engineering and 7 Non-engineering). The minimum qualification required for a candidate to undergo training in ITI is class-VIII pass and should be above 14 years of age. The training period varies from 1 to 2 years.

List of Industrial Training Institutes in Nagaland:

Sl. No Name of ITI
1 Govt. ITI Kohima
2 Govt. Women ITI Dimapur
3 Govt. ITI Mon
4 Govt. ITI Wokha
5 Govt. ITI Mokokchung
6 Govt. ITI Tuensang
7 Govt. ITI Phek
8 Govt. ITI Zunheboto


List of trades in Govt. Industrial Training Institutes:

Sl. No. Trades Duration Minimum Qualification
1 Knitting 1 Year 8 Pass
2 Cutting & Sewing 1 Year 8 Pass
3 Carpentry 1 Year 8 Pass
4 Plumber 1 Year 8 Pass
5 Welder 1 Years 8 Pass
6 Hair & Skin Care 1 Year 10 Pass
7 Stenography 1 Year 10 Pass
8 Secretarial Practice 1 Year 10 Pass
9 COPA 1 Year 10 Pass
10 Diesel Mechanic 1 Year 10 Pass
11 Motor Mechanic 2 Year 10 Pass
12 IT & ESM 2 Year 10 Pass
13 Electrician 2 Year 10 Pass
14 Electronics Mechanic 2 Year 10 Pass
15 Draughtsman Civil 2 Year 10 Pass
16 Surveyor 1 Year 10 Pass
17 Machinist 2 Year 10 Pass
18 Turner 2 Year 10 Pass
19 Fitter 2 Year 10 Pass
20 Dress Making 1 Years 10 Pass
21 Sewing Technology 1 Years 8 Pass
22 Mason (Building Construction) 1 Years 8 Pass

Govt. ITI for women:      In keeping with the Government policy for providing special opportunities for women, an ITI exclusively for women was established at Dimapur.

  1. Apprenticeship Training Programme:

Development of human resource is crucial for industrial development.  Up-gradation of skills is an important component of HRD. Training imparted in Institutions alone is not sufficient for acquisition of skills and this need to be supplemented by training in the actual work place.

Apprentices Act, 1961, was enacted with the following objectives:-

  • To regulate the programme of training of apprentices in the industry so as  to conform to the syllabi, period of training etc. as laid  down by  the  Central   Apprenticeship Council;
  • To fully utilize the facilities available in industry for imparting practical training with a view to meeting the requirements of skilled manpower for industry.