Apprenticeship Act, 1961 was enacted with the following objectives
To regulate the programme of training of Apprentices in the Industry to conform to the syllabi, period of training etc. as laid down by the Central Apprenticeship Council and
To utilize the facilities available in industry for imparting practical training with a view to meeting the requirements of skilled manpower for industry.
All India Trade Test (A.I.T.T.) for Trade Apprentices are conducted by National Council for Vocational Training (N.C.V.T.).
National Apprenticeship Certificate (N.A.C.) is awarded to those who pass the A.I.T.T..
National Apprenticeship Certificate is recognized for employment under Government or Semi-Government Departments or Organization.
As on 31st December 2011, a total Number of 39 (Thirty Nine) Seats have been located in 4Establishments under the purview of the Apprenticeship Training Scheme. During the Financial Year 2011-2012, the Manpower Data has been collected from 23 New Establishments in the State.