A unique opportunity for ITI students

NWAC believes that all students must get equal opportunities to progress and grow. Lots of students are not in a position to complete their 12-year formal schooling, because they have to join the workforce earlier than others so that they can support their families. Many such students are either primary or secondary breadwinners for their families and once they become a part of the workforce, their education takes a backseat forever. Not that these students have much of a choice, however not completing their school education creates a visible drawback for them at later stages of their careers and lives. One such category of students, who have contributed immensely and efficiently to the workforce and are a sizeable proportion in all states around India, is the Industrial Training Institute, ITI students. The concept of ITI (on the principle of Craftsmen Training Scheme) was introduced in 1950 to create opportunities for Indian youth through skill-building and vocational training. ITIs have trained millions of people and have been actively involved in nation-building by churning out trained and skilled individuals who not only positively impact the economic status of their families, but over the years, have also contributed to the growing industrialization of our country. Since the eligibility for joining ITI courses is Grade 10 school education, most such ITI qualified students never go back to school again to complete their Grade 12, and get absorbed in the daily routine of earning their livelihood.

What difference would Grade 12 make for ITI students?

Although ITI in itself is sufficient to impart the skill that the student requires for jobs in a particular trade, ITI will never be able to replace Grade 12 qualification, and not completing Grade 12 may become a limitation for the student in one or more ways, including the ones below:

  • Non-eligibility for many jobs, as lots of jobs even for technicians and skilled labour require Grade 12 schooling as the minimum ELIGIBILITY criteria
  • Non-eligibility for promotions in current jobs, as ITI students can technically be eligible for only those jobs, which have Grade 10 as the eligibility requirement. Most promotions require a Senior School Certificate (Grade 12 or EQUIVALENT) and ITI students in spite of having a lot of hands-on experience, are never able to make it up the ladder due to this drawback.
  • Non-eligibility for further studies, as all undergraduate programs require students to be minimum Grade 12 PASS and hence ITI students aren't able to study further.
  • Social drawbacks and impact on families as completion of Grade 12 levels is not only economically beneficial, but indeed socially desirable as well.

NWAC philosophy regarding ITI students

NWAC believes that ITI students must be provided an exclusive opportunity to complete their formal schooling and achieve the status of being Grade 12 PASS because:

  1. They have been active contributors to the economic growth of India and they deserve an opportunity to grow and take better positions and roles at their workspace
  2. They already have experience which is necessary to be successful in jobs and trades, and lack of formal schooling is the primary deterrent to their growth.
  3. They are a considerable proportion of our workforce and contributing to their growth and success would automatically have a positive impact on other sections of the working class.
  4. They are present in all States and supporting them would mean supporting India as a nation at large.
  5. Their development is aligned with the mission of all Governments as all governments, both Centre and State have listed skill-development as an important and critical part of their agenda in their quest to develop the nation and states..

ELIGIBILITY criteria for ITI students

All students who have successfully completed their ITI 2-year training or are in their last semester of training are ELIGIBLE to apply for completion of their Grade 12 level through NWAC American High School Program and are encouraged to begin their registration process. A student must be at least 16 years of age and not more than 60 years of age at the time of registration with NWAC.

How does it work?

NWAC works on the American system of credit-completion and hence provides maximum respect and recognition to the academic work that the student has already completed during the 2-year ITI training. The opportunity for ITI students is such that THEY HAVE TO APPEAR IN ONLY 3 SUBJECTS (One Regional Language, Environmental Studies & Physical Education) and successfully qualify only one examination in each of these 3 subjects to complete their Grade 12 equivalent.

With NWAC, ITI students have many advantages, but one of the major advantages is that a single registration for a student is valid for 3 attempts (or 18 months, whichever is earlier). This implies that NWAC is focused on providing maximum opportunity to such students so that they may keep supporting their families.


  1. Student Registration
  2. Submit completed Registration Form with Registration Fee

  3. Confirmation of Registration
  4. Registration Number issued and details of student available online

  5. Enrolment for Examination Session
  6. Once the Examination schedule is declared for a particular session, all registered students have the option of enrolling for that particular examination session within the prescribed date-window by filling the EXAMINATION FORM. Enrolment for examination is purely on the basis of availability of seats for that particular location/region/state and is on first-come-first-serve basis.

  7. Hall Ticket issued
  8. All students who are successfully enrolled for a particular examination session can download their hall tickets from the online portal.

  9. Examination
  10. Student appears for examination at designated center

  11. Results
  12. Results declared and student-documents dispatched

  13. For students who have PASSED in all subjects
  14. If the student has successfully passed in all 3 subjects, he/she will receive all the documents mentioning PASS status.

  15. For students who have FAILED in one/more subjects
  16. Any student who has FAILED in one or more subjects will receive only the mark sheet (transcript) mentioning the marks in respective subjects along with PASS/FAIL in those subjects.

A student who has FAILED in one or more subjects will need to appear in the compartment examination for the particular subject(s) in the next examination session. For appearing in the Compartment Examination, he/she will have to fill the COMPARTMENT EXAMINATION FORM and submit the required Compartment Examination Fee, and subsequently download the new Hall Ticket for that particular examination.

Note: Limited number of examination seats are allocated for a particular location/region/state and students/parents are advised to be prompt in reserving their enrolment for a particular examination session.