ITI - Draughtsman (Mechanical)

  • Duration 1 Years
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The job of a Draughtsman or they are also called as drafters, is to translate the ideas and rough sketches of engineers, architects, and scientists into detailed drawings.

Draughtsmen prepare technical drawings and plans used by production and construction workers to build everything from manufactured products such as spacecraft or industrial machinery to structures such as office buildings or oil and gas pipelines.

Students are introduced to things such as making mechanical drawings, structures, sketches, references and specifications. The skills to translate ideas into detailed technical drawings showing plans, elevations and sections in blueprints are given which the construction crew use to create the complex and realistic sets you see on the cinema screen.

Nowadays, most draughtsmen use computer-aided drafting (CAD) systems to prepare drawings. These systems employ computer workstations which create a drawing on a video screen. These systems make it easy to prepare many variations of a design and allow it to be viewed from angles not usually available with traditional drafting methods. The drawings are stored electronically so that variations, revisions or duplication can be made easily and quickly. Although this equipment has become easier to operate, CAD is only a tool. People who produce technical drawings using CAD still function as drafters and need most of the knowledge of traditional drafters, relating to drafting skills and standards, as well as CAD skills.

A Draughtsman should:
  • Be able to transfer concepts onto paper
  • Have patience and perseverance
  • Be meticulously accurate
  • Enjoy doing detailed work
  • Be able to concentrate for long periods of time
  • Have a three-dimensional perception
  • Have good vision
  • Have good eye-hand coordination and free-hand drawing skills
  • Be interested in and have a flair for computer work
  • Have the stamina (at times standing is required)
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ITI - Draughtsman (Mechanical)

Eligibility Criteria

ITI - Draughtsman (Mechanical) – 1 Years

10th Pass with Maths

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Employers for ITI

Students after completing ITI can work in these following departments of both Public and Private Sector:

  • Municipalities
  • Construction companies
  • Metal manufacturing companies
  • Machinery construction companies
  • Mining companies
  • Transnet
  • Contract draughting firms
  • Government departments such as Water Affairs, Agricultural Economics and Marketing
  • Mineral and Energy Affairs
  • Self-employment, doing freelance work or with enough experience and capital, can start own business