Creating a skilled workforce across India

India's construction industry is the second largest employer after agriculture, providing employment to about 35 million people. The advent of new and frontier technologies and the adoption of modern construction methods have increased the demand for skilled manpower and the objective of construction vocational training is to address this growing industry need.

We set up our first Construction Skills Training Institute (CSTI) in late 1995 at Chennai, Tamil Nadu and, presently with 8 more CSTIs, this has emerged as a successful model to address training and employment needs among youths for the construction industry. For 25 years, CSTIs have been developing skilled workforce through structured training that enables both new entrants and less experienced workers in the industry to progressively improve their knowledge and competencies in various trades. Construction skill standards have been formulated for different trades after carefully analysing the knowledge and the skill expected for each level of competency. In addition, different trade tests have been specified to assess the knowledge and skill levels attained.



  • Social upliftment through skill upgradation and employment generation
  • Bring scores of unemployed rural youth (mostly dropouts) into productive nation building initiatives
  • Play a role in the economic upliftment of rural India
  • To train the construction workforce to meet the challenges and demand for world class construction skills in terms of safety, quality and productivity.
  • To identify the training needs of the construction workforce and set standards to monitor their occupational competencies and technical skills deployed in the industry.
  • To disseminate knowledge and appropriate skill practices through recognized systems of training, testing and certification to validate competency levels.


Trained over 300,000 youth


  • Delivering standardized &quality course content in vernacular languages in 15 occupations and 75 job roles
  • Digitalized Teaching: E-Learning modules available for 8 Occupations in 8 Languages covering 135 modules
  • Advanced Training: Simulator training on Bending, Cutting & Welding.
  • Skills Training Methodology validated by UKIERI (UK India Educational Research Institute) Projects team


All the courses are designed as short-term vocational training that varies from 200 hours spread over a month to 600 hours spread over 3 months, depending on the trades. The coverage is practical oriented (80%) and classroom training (20%).


  • MES (Modular Employable Skills under DGT) from 2007-2013
  • CSDCI (NSDC) - Since 2013


  • Level 2 to Level 6 (Semi-skilled to Supervisor)
  • CSDCI (NSDC) - Since 2013
  • CSTI-Kanchipuram has been accredited by the Indian Institute of Welding-India, as an approved training centre to conduct National Welders Training and Certification Scheme (NCWTCS)

Trades Offered

  • Masonry
  • Advance Masonry
  • Tiling & Stonework
  • Construction Electrician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Formwork & Carpentry
  • Scaffolding
  • Structural Welding
  • Pipe Welding
  • Pipe Fitting (Mech)
  • Plumbing
  • Pipe Fitting (Civil - Water Supply Main)
  • Lab Technician - Building
  • Lab Technician - Roads
  • Survey - Civil Works
  • Solar Technician
  • Pre- Stressed Technician
  • Roller Operator
  • Grader Operator
  • Paver Operator
  • Auto Electrician
  • CCTV Operation & Maintenance
  • OFC Operation & Maintenance
  • O&M - Electrical & Mechanical
Construction Skill Training Institude- L&T Construction

Career Progression plan

The training programme has been designed using a modular approach for continuous assessment of achievement and recognition at each stage of training. Trade competency tests at all levels are conducted at periodical intervals to determine the knowledge and skill standards attained.

CSTI Key Differentiators

  • 100% Post training placements
  • Digital & technological intervention
  • State of the art campus
  • Industry-ready content
  • Holistic development- recreation, sports, yoga & soft skills
Construction skill Trainees- L&T Construction
India Map- L&T Construction

CSTI Presence

L&T CSTI - Kanchipuram , Chennai

Mr. Baiju D

Email: dbaiju@lntecc.com

Address: L&T Construction Skills Training Institute Neervallur Village Enathur P.O. Kanchipuram-631 561.

Telephone: 044 29894929 / 9446412188 / 6382770797

Kanchipuram toll free number: 180030002882

L&T CSTI Panvel - Mumbai

Mr. Nandkumar Pawar

Email: nsp@lntecc.com

Phone: 9890709988

Address:L&T Construction Skills Training Institute Panvel Complex, Old Mumbai-Pune Highway, Village Bhokarpada, Poyanje Post, Panvel Taluk, Raigad District, Maharashtra - 410 221 .

Telephone: 02192-300605 / 02192-300607

Panvel toll free number : 180030000730

L&T CSTI Charcharwadi , Ahmedabad

Mr. Parekh V. Rajeshkumar Rasiklal

Email: vrparekh@lntecc.com

Address:L&T Construction Skills Training Institute, Plot No.144-146, Chacharwadi, Opp.Zydus Cadila Factory,Sarkhej Bawla Road, On Ahmedabad Rajkot Highway (NH 8) Ahmedabad - 382 210.

Telephone: 02717- 650174

L&T CSTI - Pilkhuwa - Delhi (Uttar Pradesh)

Kamaljit Singh Mehrok

Email: kamaljitm@lntecc.com

Address:L&T Construction Skills Training Institute,Opp. to Indian Oil Petrol Pump,Village Kandaula, Pilkhuwa - Dhaulana Road,Tehsil. Dhaulana, Dist. Hapur,Uttar Pradesh - 245 305.

Telephone: 8267006405, 8267006403, 9045003641, 9981918244

L&T CSTI - Serampore - Kolkatta

Mr. Abhisek Sinha

Email: abhiseksinha@lntecc.com

Address:L&T Construction Skills Training Institute, Dakshin Rajyadharpur, Serampore, Hooghly - 712203, West Bengal (On Old Delhi Road ; near Nursery More)

Telephone: 9051256944

L&T CSTI - Attibele. Bengaluru

Mr. S. Kumar

Email: sankaikumar@lntecc.com

Address:L&T Construction Skills Training Institute 12-B Attibele Industrial Area Near Guest Line Hotel Hosur Road, Attibele, Bangalore 562 107.

Telephone: 080-27820474

L&T CSTI - Jadcherla - Hyderabad

Mr. Deepak Sharma

Email: dksh@lntecc.com

Address:L&T Construction Skills Training Institute, Plot No 21, 22 & 23, APIIC Green Park Industrial Estate, Polepally Village, Jadcherla Mandal Mahaboobnagar Dist.

Telephone: 08542-304400/401/402, 7660986699

L&T CSTI - Cuttack, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha

Mr. Debasish Mohanty

Email: debasishm@lntecc.com

Address:L&T Constriction Skills Training, Construction Academy, First Floor, Village - Balikuda P O Gopalpur, District Cuttactk Odhisha 753011.

Telephone: 9776794323


Recognitions & Awards Partnerships

Representation at WorldSkills

Dubbed as Skill Olympics, World Skills organises the world championship of vocational skills that is held every two years in different parts of the world with 79 countries participating for different competitions.

Candidates nominated to represent India for Concrete Construction Work were exclusively trained at our various CSTIs and they secured 7th place in Russia World Skills (2019) held at Kazan. That apart, the CSTI trained candidates managed to secure 4th place in the Russia Skills competition.


  • CIDC Vishwakarma Award (2019)- CSTI Panvel (Maharashtra)
  • Golden Peacock National Training Award (2017 & 2018) - CSTI Pilkhuwa (Uttar Pradesh)
  • National Education Excellence Award by ASSOCHAM - CSTI Pilkhuwa (Uttar Pradesh) for ‘best use of technology in vocational education and skill training'
  • Skoch (Gold) AWARD 2020 for skilling youth - CSTI Pilkhuwa (Uttar Pradesh)
  • CIDC Vishwakarma Award (2017)- CSTI Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu)
  • ISO QMS CERTIFICATION- Bureau Veritas & Conforming to ISO 9001:2015 Standard
  • Kaushal Acharya Award for highest enrolment under NAPS

UKIERI- Cross Sector Learning (ToT Program)

UKIERI undertook a scoping exercise at our CSTIs to understand teaching practices adopted, observe skill applications and resources available. In 2014, our instructors visited UK to study their skill ecosystem and explore adopting best practices across the CSTIs in India. The association has raised the bar and set the standard for quality teaching in India's construction sector.

Training of Master Trainers program (ToMT) for the Construction Sector

Along with the Department for International Development (DFID) & Construction Skill Development Council (CSDC), we conducted the first ever ToMT program for the construction sector. The training was imparted by a UK training partner, QFI (Qualification for Industry) aimed to develop skilled trainers in line with international best practices. The program was conducted for six job roles at two levels and successful trainees received 2 certifications: NSDC certified Master Trainer for specific job role and QFI certificate of learning achievement in both domain and platform skills.

MoU with common service centres

Collaborated with CSCs (Common Service Centres) under the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY) for skilling the rural youth through CSTIs across the country.

Partnership with NITI Aayog

Through our CSTIs, we are directly implementing skill development programmes among five aspirational districts in five states in partnership with NITI Aayog since 2019. While the State Governments provide the basic infrastructure, we invest to set up skill training centres and support the trainees in placement after training. Additionally, we play the role of a knowledge partner to about 30 Government ITIs across seven states, to promote training in construction trades and support to place the trained candidates.