In the year 1959 five Government Industrial Training Institutes (Bangalore, KGF, Bhadravathi, Vijayapura and Bellary) were set up under the Department of Employment and Training aftermath of World War II.
Industrial training institutes also rose in the private sector in line with industry demands during 1970
Since then up to 1991 there have been 39 ITI’s have been established and have succeeded in providing jobs in the industries. 10 Government Industrial Training Institutes were established in different parts of the state with the assistance of the World Bank, especially for women during 1992. Establishment of Industrial Training Institutes is progressing year-on-year to meet the demands of the industry in terms of industry demands.
New Government Industrial Training Institutes have been successful in providing skills training to rural youth in various occupations.
The department has achieved milestones by opening 100 new Government Industrial Training Institutes in the state covering all taluk, backward and most backward areas giving opportunity to receive skills training for young people from all walks of life in 2014-15
At present 270 Government Industrial Training Institutes and 1231 Private Industrial Training Institutes in the State are currently providing training.
36 Government Industrial Training Institutes have be upgraded under the Centre Of Excellence (COE) during 2005-2008 and 76 Government Industrial Training Institutes were upgraded under (PPP) scheme.
Employment & Training Department was separated by the Labour Department and brought under new secretariat of SDEL and renamed as Industrial Training and Employment as per GO dated:-04-01-2018.
In the year 2020-21 to increase the employment opportunities for the youth of the state, 150 Government Industrial Training Institutes have been upgraded in collaboration with the TATA Technologies and Honourable Prime minister Narendra Modi dedicated these 150 ITI s to the nation on 20-06-2022
The National Employment Service came into existence in July 1945 to rehabilitate demobilized war personnel in civil employment. Till the end of 1946, Employment Service facilities were restricted to such ex- defense personnel only In response to popular demand Employment Exchanges were thrown open to all categories of applicants in 1948.
In the beginning, the Employment Exchange organisation was fully under the control of Central Government Later the day to-day administration of Employment Service organisation was handed over to the State Governments with effect from 1st November 1956 so as to integrate with the plans and programmes of the concerned states. However, formulation of policies and procedures, laying down of standard staff training and evaluation of employment exchanges were retained by the Central Government in order to maintaining uniform standard all over the country. India being signatory to ILO convention-88 has committed to provide free employment service to all stake holders.