In order to provide on the job training to semi skilled workers and an opportunity to various kinds of workers to diversify their skills, it has been made obligatory for the Industries to engage Apprentices. The Apprenticeship Training Programme was made statutory by the enactment of Apprenticeship Act 1961. The Act was made applicable in the Jammu & Kashmir State from 15th of August 1968.
The Apprentices are to be paid a minimum amount during the period of on the job training to support themselves.
Training is provided in the following Trades in the State under the Scheme:
About 200 trainees are trained annually under the Scheme in the State.
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