Department of Training & Technical Education (DTTE), Govt. NCT of Delhi, in its endeavor to provide technical and skilled manpower suited to various needs of industry, is implementing Craftsmen Training Scheme to impart training in technological and industrial skills through Industrial Training Institutes spread all over Delhi. The Craftsmen Training Scheme was introduced by the Government of India in 1950 to ensure a steady flow of skilled workers in different trades for the domestic industry, to raise quantitatively and qualitatively the industrial production through systematic training, to reduce unemployment among the educated youth by providing them employable training, to cultivate and nurture a technical and industrial training, as it has been shaping craftsmen to meet the existing as well as future manpower needs, through the vast network of ITIs in the Country. There are 17 Government and 58 Privately Industrial Training Institutes having approx. 10,000 and 3800 seats for the session 2011-12 respectively in approx 75 different trades affiliated with National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) or State Council for Vocational Training (SCVT).

The Department has introduced new trades on the basis of market survey and demand mainly Fashion Technology, Interior Designing & Decoration, Food Production (General), Date Entry Operator, Architectural Assistant, Tourist guide, Computer Hardware & Networking, Automotive Body Repair & Automotive Paint Repair trade under the aegis of State Council for Vocational Training (SCVT) from the previous sessions in various Institutes. The department is running approximately 20 trades under SCVT of different duration presently in Delhi. More courses are also likely to be introduced on the basis of the market demand in due courses of time. The trade of Stenography (English) has been upgraded to Secretarial Practice (English) & Data Entry Operator and Cutting & Sewing to Fashion Technology in some of the Institutes in order to increase employment opportunity for trainees.

The Department endeavors to implement the idea of "Public-Private Partnership" as announced by the Union Finance Minister, in his budget speech 2004-05 so that the ITIs keep in pace with the technological demands of the industry and with expanding universe of knowledge. The objective of these efforts is to produce a world class force in consultation with DGE&T, Ministry of Labour, which has launched a special scheme called "Centre of Excellence".

Accordingly, the Department has set up a Centre of Excellence in the "Automobile Sector" w.e.f. August 2005 in ITI Pusa, "Production & Manufacturing Sector" w.e.f. August 2006 at ITI Arab-Ki-Sarai, Nizamuddin, "Electrical Sector" w.e.f. August 2008 at Sir C.V. Raman ITI, Dheerpur and at H.J. Bhabha ITI, Mayur Vihar Phase-I w.e.f. August 2009. In "Information Technology" at ITI Jail Road w.e.f. year 2009 has been started. The scheme is supervised and managed by specially constituted Institute Management Committees headed by Industry representatives of the respective sector. A Society in the name of "Delhi Skill Mission Society" has been registered under the chairmanship of Hon'ble Chief Minister of Delhi to cater & monitor the quality training in the State.

Skill Development Initiative Scheme (SDI) has been launched by the Director General of Employment & Training (DGE&T) which has been duly approved by the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) to start the short duration Modular Employable Skills (MES) courses. Being a active partner to the scheme of the DGE&T, the Department has launched the scheme o the directive of the DGE&T.  The Department has 16 Government ITIs and 25 Private ITIs registered as Vocational Training Providers (VTP) including the Department of Education (54 Schools under 9 sectors) under its jurisdiction and a detailed list of such Vocational Training Providers (VTP) are available on the Department web site.