Industrial Training Department (ITD), Kerala functions with the major objectives of providing Skill and apprenticeship Training to the youths in Kerala State. To achieve these objectives the ITD runs a variety of skill training programmes in Industrial Training Institutes in the State. It also registers the youth for Apprenticeship training across various establishments in the state.
Industrial Training Department, is working under the Ministry of Labour & Skills , Government of Kerala. It was formed in Kerala State in 1970 by amalgamation of the Employment Wing, functioning under the Labour Commissionerate, and the Vocational Training Scheme under the Directorate of Technical Education. In the beginning, Industrial Training Institutes were functioning under direct control and supervision of the Director General of Training (DGT), New Delhi, Ministry of Skills, Government of India. Subsequently the administration of Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) under the Craftsmen Training Schemes has been transferred to the State government.
The Industrial Training Department is the agency for implementation of Craftsman training Scheme (CTS) & Apprenticeship Training Scheme (ATS), major skill up- gradation schemes of the Director General of Training (DGT) in the state. A host of new schemes are being implemented by the department throughout the state namely Centres of Excellence, PPP, Modular Employable Skills etc which is transforming the skill development in the state of Kerala.