The Department of Technical Education & Industrial Training was created on 10.06.1977 in its present form after detaching the Technical Education Wing from the Department of Punjab, P.W.D. (B&R) and detaching the Industrial Training Wing from the Department of industries thereby bringing both the wings under one umbrella though each of these two wings are more than 50 years old.
The Industrial Training Wing of Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training has been entrusted with the responsibility of imparting vocational training in Engineering and non-engineering trades under craftsman training scheme & Applied training scheme to cater the need of the industry in respect of skilled workers. All the Industrial Training Institutes centre work under Craftsman Training Scheme of Government of India, Director - General Employment & Training under the directions of National Council of Vocational Training which is the apex body at Government of India level for coordinating development of Vocational Training in the country. Similar to the National Council for Vocational Training at Central level, State Council for Vocational Training the State level is responsible for coordinating an integrated development of Vocational Training