After ITI: What Happens to Candidates?

If you’re in the midst of completing your ITI training, there’s no doubt that you’re already wondering what happens after you finish all the coursework, final exams, and instructor evaluations. When all is said and done, are employers going to hire you? Are they going to hire someone else instead? Does it even matter what happens after your ITI training? The truth is, once you’ve gone through this process, there are plenty of opportunities available to you, as well as challenges to overcome.

Entry-level salary

While there are some companies that offer job placements right after candidates complete their courses, most will ask you to apply at regular intervals (usually every few months) until they find something that works for them. Entry-level salaries in India range from ₹10,000–₹14,000 a month on average. This may not seem like much when compared with entry-level salaries in developed countries, but remember that you’re also saving money by living and working in India!

Job Outlook

After an ITI course, many people get a job as a welding or fitter. The amount of work varies depending on your industry; when economic times are tough, it can be difficult to find work. Some of those who complete their courses may also decide that they want more training in order to advance their careers and make more money. They could go back for another few years of education or enter into an apprenticeship program where they would learn from working with a professional.

Learn new skills

Many of these jobs require a certain level of technical knowledge and expertise. And if you don’t already have it, then it’s not only a good idea but also a smart career decision to get in there and learn. Consider your options for improving your skill set. It could be paid training or an unpaid internship, but better yourself by all means necessary. Not only will it help you secure employment after you graduate from your course but it’ll give you a nice boost in confidence before that interview.

Pursue an apprenticeship

After finishing your course, you may find that an apprenticeship is a good path to pursue. An apprenticeship gives you on-the-job training and makes it easier for companies to hire people with less experience because they can train you. In some cases, an apprenticeship can lead directly into a full-time job with benefits or paid vacation time!

Consider a degree program

While it’s possible to move up in many technical fields with just a high school diploma, you will make much more money and have access to better-paying jobs with a degree. Many of our trainees go on to obtain bachelor degrees, master’s degrees, or even Ph.D.s at some of America’s top universities after completing their technical training program at NCBTPA.

The four-year degree path

Today, most candidates complete their formal education after graduating from an Industrial Training Institute (ITI). A four-year degree can be pursued after completing a two-year diploma, and depending on where you’re looking for employment, a bachelor’s degree can also become a necessity.

Grants and Scholarships

Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship, there are many options available to help pay for college. The most common is grants and scholarships, which don’t have to be paid back. Grants often come from local or state governments while scholarships are awarded by private organizations. Other common sources of financial aid include federal loans and financial aid. To find out more about these options, check out our database of scholarships and grants or ask your employer if they offer any tuition reimbursement programs.

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At minimum, a high school education is required. The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that there will be no significant change in job opportunities for machinists and tool and die makers through 2016; however, education beyond high school can increase employment opportunities. For instance, apprenticeship programs are available at many community colleges across the country.

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