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National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS)

National Apprenticeship Training Scheme

National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS)

The Government of India has launched the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS) to provide job opportunities for the majority of the people and to achieve economic growth in the country. The programme’s focus is on providing skill training and placement in the formal sector and also includes vocational training in private institutions. Let us look in detail about the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS) in this article.

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Objectives of the Scheme

The following are the objectives of the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS).

  • To promote skill development and to bridge the gaps in providing the Skill of fresh graduates, diploma holders in engineering & technology and +2 vocational pass‐outs that they do not acquire during their study in colleges.
  • To facilitate the employers to develop disciplined & regulated skilled manpower to face the future manpower terms that will help to meet the challenges of technology extension in the industries at the competitive cutting edge in the global market.
  • To provide skill training for generating sustainable livelihood opportunities for the marginalized groups and align them towards mainstream job opportunities, with the preference given to the women and to the persons who are involved in the traditional professions.
  • To create self-employment and job opportunities for the youths by catalyzing the innovation ecosystem that enhances the productive entrepreneurship germinates, sustains and leads to the betterment of wage and self-employment opportunities for the particular target group.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS) with subject to the specific provisions of the scheme, all the applicants must fulfil the following criteria:

  • The applicant’s age limit to be above 16 years, as on the date of application as per the age criteria that are prescribed are eligible for the skill development programme of NATS.
  • Applicant must hold a degree/diploma certificate to apply for this scheme
  • The applicants who are already trained under any other Government training programme of skill development are not eligible under this scheme.
  • The applicant should not be self-employed
  • The applicant must not be a dismissed Government employee.

Documents Required

The applicant should furnish the following documents/records to apply for the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS).

  • Identity Proof: PAN Card, Aadhaar Card, Driving License, Voter ID Card, etc.
  • Address Proof: Aadhar Card, Valid Passport, Utility bill, Property tax bill, Telephone bill, etc. 

Salient Features of NATS

  • This scheme facilitates one year lead me to observe the apprentices performance before providing regular employment.
  • NATS enhances the establishment of productivity and provides financial support to the industries by way of reimbursing 50% of Government prescribed minimum spend paid to the apprentices.
  • Apprenticeship training scheme ensures continuous availability of trainees in the establishment.
  • The scheme helps the establishments to develop human resources for their present and future manpower requirements.
  • No obligation towards providing permanent employment to the apprentices
  • Under this scheme, the subject fields have been designated for the category of Graduate/Technician Apprentices and Technician (Vocational) Apprentices, in addition to that optional trades are also available.
  • Establishment operating the business through different regions of India can implement the scheme from any one of the Boards under PAN India basis.
  • The establishments can pay the amount greater than or equal to the minimum allowance amount fixed by the Indian Government to the apprentices.
  • After the successful Apprenticeship, the training certificate will be provided by the relevant department.
  • The apprentices are dictated solely by the Apprentices Act, 1961.

NATS Online Application

Kindly follow the below steps to get registered under the NATS programme.

Step 1: All eligible entrepreneurs can visit the official NATS web portal in a browser 

Step 2: Click on the “Register” button that is visible on the home page.

Step 3: Now, select the establishment and click the register option.

Step 4: Select the category as “Establishment” under the enrolment type. 

Step 5: Fill all the details. Hence all communication will be sent to the place of training e‐mail‐id. A unique e‐mail‐id will be provided to the applicant for login and it cannot be changed 

Step 6: Fill manpower, infrastructure for imparting training and apprentices requirement details 

Step 7: Before declaration ensure all the details entered are correct & click submit button

Step 8: After the completion of 7 steps, the system will generate a user name, e‐mail‐id and password 

Step 9: Enrolled establishment can log in to the portal.

Step 10: Establishment can see training & placement, job fair and contract details in the Home page.