The Directorate General of Training ( DGT ) is the apex organization for development and co-ordination at National level for the programmes relating to vocational training including Women’s Vocational Training and Employment Services. Industrial Training Institutes are under the administrative and financial control of State Governments or Union Territory Administrations. DGT also operates Vocational Training Schemes in some of the specialized areas through field institutes under its direct control. Development of these programmes at national level, particularly in the area concerning common policies, common standards and procedures, training of instructors and trade testing is the responsibility of the DGT.
Advanced Training Institute, Chennai was established in 1968 under the aegis of Directorate General Training (DGT), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship , Government of India, New Delhi with the assistance from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) / International Labour Organisation (ILO) to impart training and updating the skills of Engineers / Supervisors / Technicians / Executives of Industrial personnel & faculties of educational institutions through courses of short duration conducted in modules and Tailor made courses as per the specific needs of their Industries / Govt Estt. / PSUs / Technical Institutions. The courses are conducted for higher skill upgradation through intensive skill oriented training by using the latest version of equipment and machinery used in industry.
This institute is entrusted with the mission of producing systematically trained Craft Instructors to meet the huge demand of various industrial training institutions in our country. It conducts Craft Instructor Training Scheme (CITS) for Draughtsman Mechanical and Welder trades and has been upgraded as a Centre of Excellence (CoE) under World Bank assisted VTIP to train the Instructors of Government under Production & Manufacturing Sector.
This institute has state of art infrastructure in 13 trade disciplines apart from highly qualified, well trained and highly motivated training faculty to provide training comparable to any international standards in Vocational training. The emphasis of training is to develop clear concepts and upgrade the skills.
It is centrally placed in Chennai with well designed Workshops / Laboratories with modern sophisticated equipment / machinery both imported and indigenous. Canteen, Dispensary and Hostel facilities are also available at this institute. The ATI is located in a campus of 32 acres at Guindy Industrial Estate in the heart of Chennai city surrounded by various Micro, Small and Medium industries, as well as reputed institutions like IIT, Anna University, MSME, NSIC, CIPET etc.
This campus also houses:
- Central Training Institute for Instructors ( CTI )
- National Instructional Media Institute ( NIMI )
- Regional Directorate of Apprenticeship Training ( RDAT )
- Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped ( VRC )
- Union Bank of India ( UBI )
The institute is well connected by Road/Rail with other parts of country as it is situated:
- Opposite to Guindy Railway Station
- 13 kms away from Chennai Central Railway Station
- 5 kms away from Chennai International Airport.
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