Activities :: Vocational Training: Work Details

In order to improve the work performance of construction industry and to generate value added employment opportunities, Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) as the apex organization representing the Government and the construction Industry, had initiated a country wide Human Resource Development initiative focused on developing a formidable work force to fructify various Infrastructure Development Projects in the Nation and also abroad.

  • Over the last 13 years CIDC has made substantial achievements in the area of HRD especially for construction workers, Artisans and Supervisory cadre personnel.  The programme is now spread over 19 states and supported extensively by various State Governments. 
  • The support from the State Government has come by way of provision of physical infrastructure, 29 ITIs, nomination of learners under various central and state schemes such as NREGS, Chattisgarh Raj Mistry Yojana, Vocational Training for candidates belonging to SC/ST categories and training of Jail inmates.
  • Over 250,000 personnel trained, tested and certified by CIDC for their skills.  Almost 100% have found value added appropriate employment with leading industry organizations.
Job Oriented Construction Training for Minorities - Rajasthan
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List of Beneficiaries : Vocational Training , Testing & Certification
Testing & Certification process
List of trades
Eligibility criteria
Duration of the course
Examination and Tests
Toolkits/field exposure
Flexibility to redesign courses

Testing & Certification process

The course structure is developed as per the exigent needs of the clients / industry looking at the market dynamics and latent demand in the region.

Certain trades like masons, carpenters, electricians have a universal appeal and shortages are more pronounced in certain geo-political regions.

However, looking at the massive demand for construction personnel at all levels and the skill shortages being faced by the industry due to high ingress of technology, the 47 trades listed below are the chosen ones by CIDC for dissemination of these courses.


The list of 47 trades is provided below:

One of the key focus areas for seamless project execution leading to capacity enhancement calls for skills development, training, testing and certification of construction workers in different categories. Based on our experiential learning and the exigencies of the situation, testing, training and certification of workers in the following trades is desirable:

1. Mason
2. Rubble Mason
3. Bar-bender/Steel Fixer
4. Store Keeper
5. Surveyor
6. Drillers
7. Shuttering Carpenter
8. Blasters
9. Dumper Operators
10. Excavator
11. Stone Cutter and Dresser
12. Tiler
13. Painter
14. Plasterer
15. Carpenter
16. Plumber
17. Electrical Wireman
18. Electrical Fitter
19. General Works Supervisor
20. Welder
21. Stone Crusher Operators
22. Machine Operator
23. Batching Plant Operator
24. Road Roller Operators
25. Crane Operator
26. Crawler Dozer Operator
27. Wheeled Loader Operator
28. Motorized Grader Operator
29. Hydraulic Excavator Operator
30. Mechanic
31. Mechanic - Auto /Heavy vehicles
32. Mechanic -Earth Moving Equipment
33. Tar Boiler Operator
34. Laboratory Technicians (Concreting operations)
35. Tower Crane Erection and Operations (Concreting Operations)
36. Roof Sheet Layers
37. Erection Foreman
38. Rigger
39. Public Health Related trades (Testing of Water & Sewerage etc.)
40. Vibratory Road Roller Operator
41. OMC Technician
42. Hot mix plant Operator
43. Concrete mixer Operator
44. Concrete Vibrator Operator
45. Spray Man
46. Site Accountant
47. Safety Inspector
48. Fitter
49. Draftsman


Eligibility criteria for candidates seeking the proposed training programme and how the candidates are selected:

CIDC’s attempts to make the programme boradbased and all inclusive that caters to the weaker sections of the society. This programme also has a strong rural appeal and helps in poverty alleviation and improvement of livelihoods.

The follwing minimum eleigibility criteria has however been specified;

  1. Supervisory Cadre – 10th Class and above
  2. Artisan – Below 10th Class
  3. Age – minimum 18 years


Certification: The certification for the course is provided under the joint aegis of the following initiatives:
  1. CIDC/Ministry of Labor


Duration of the course (Hours and in weeks):The ideal course cycle is for 3 months per batch. This is inclusive of the particpant orientation, pedagogy and hands-on-trianng. The site visit and fimalirazaytion with toolkits and their practicasl applicxations are also handled by the instructors dutring this period. The short and concise nature of the scourse delivery has been field tested and worked out on the principle of catering to the lowest common denominator.


Examination and Tests proposed to ascertain the progress of learning:

Constant evaluation including visual observation of the progress is mapped during the course by the instructors, practial application of the knoledge and skill gained is demonstrated at the site during the practicum. As per norm, a two tier examinationa dn test procedure is adopted including the following:
  1. Terminal tests
  2. Final Exam


Toolkits/field exposure/ other component that is necessary for successful conduct of the course:

This is developed as per the curricula and syllabus for each trade. The practicum involves going to the site ot understand the nucnaces of the trade and often includeds practical demonstrations of the tools including explanation of saftey aspects on how to use them. Their effective handling methods to gain maximum throughput are demonstrated and trainess handle the tools for a first hand expereicnce.


Flexibility to redesign courses to meet individual needs of the target segment:

The cousres are both flexible and scalable with the option of incorporating local influences and nuances to cater to a wider audience. The exignet requirements of a particular geo-political region or socio-economic catchment warrant that the course delivery be modified as pe rthe exigent needs and CIDC team is well versed  to cater to this demand.

All CIDC training centers are equipped with course material, training kits and well trained staff to cater to the express needs of the students and often the teaching material is developed in vernacular to make the message well understood.


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