Civil Draughtsman would need a flair for drawing, the ability to translate concepts, be able to visualize three dimensionally and accurately, have good hand skills, good eyesight, patience, an eye for detail, and be computer literate. In the old days, all drafting was done by hand but nowadays, computers make life much easier for everyone. The career is an exciting one because there are about 24 different disciplines, among which are architecture, mechanical, civil and structural engineering, piping, town planning and mine surveying. Each field requires slightly different skills. The job would be to transform the ideas of the engineer or architect into a drawing on paper with the aid of a computer or drawing board. Civil Engineering Draughtsman draw plans for civil engineers; Read Civil Engineer.
Course Duration: 2 years
Entry Qualification :Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.
Academic Session : August to July
All-India Trade Tests are conducted by the DGE&T, Ministry of Labour under the aegis of the National Council for Vocational Training in July and January every year for various examinations.
National Trade Certificates are awarded to the successful candidates.
National Trade certificate is a recognized qualification for recruitment to relevant posts and services in Central/State Government establishments.
Opportunities For Pass-Outs
1) During training the trainees acquire practical skills of the trades and they are capable of doing production jobs under the supervision of skilled worker. At this stage they are categorized as semi-skilled worker.
2) Under apprentice Act-1961, the pass-outs can be engaged in the relevant designated trade by the industry having adequate training facilities. The candidates so engaged will learn the productive/marketable skills and become suitable for employment.
3) After passing the NCVT examination if the candidate, instead of taking job with industry he is willing to start small business he can do so with the assistance of government agencies promoting such activity and providing necessary assistance.