Industrial Training Institute, Ettumanoor is located in the town of Ettumanoor of Kottayam district.. It is well connected by road, rail and air. ITI- Ettumanoor  was established in 1962  under the Directorate of Employment Training ,Kerala, with initial intake capacity of 384seats in 12 trades( GO No.770/62/HLD, dated 31/10/1962). The Institute is spread over 22 acres of land and has developed beautiful green cover with gardening and good frontage. It houses besides Administrative block consisting around 25 Theory Rooms,5 Computer labs, 3 workshops , CoE Block, hostel to accommodate around 50 trainees and Quarters for staff. Institute has well equipped library, sports and recreation facility ,canteen facility , Audio- Visual room with state- of - the arts, and Dispensary,



The Institute, now  imparts training in 21 National level courses under the aegis of National Council Of Vocational Training (NCVT). The total sanctioned seats in these trades are 1210. Institute has one State Level Courses with seating capacity of 21 under State  Council Of Vocational Training (SCVT). Mainly to meet local demand., apart from regular courses the Institute conducts the short term courses under MES and  tailor made courses  for youngsters seeking employment abroad under Norka Roots.
              With a view to prepare trainees with the multi-skill ability to carry out various jobs related to production and manufacturing sector and to churn out globally competitive work force, Institute has established Centre of Excellence (CoE) in the Trade of Production and manufacturing sector with the intake capacity of 96 seats.

 Industry is one of the important stake holders in the vocational training system. Closer interaction between industry and institute is very vital for reducing the gap between expectation of industry and out put of the institute. It is also essential for determining present and future requirements in terms of skill and knowledge contains visualizing new emerging areas and future planning for the institute. Industrial Training Institute, Ettumanoor  has developed sound framework for closer Industry  Institute interaction vide constituting Institute Management Committee (IMC). Institute Management Committee consist of five members from industries including Chairman from the industry and a representative of Industry Association and five members from the Government which includes important stake holders like training, faculty member, Local Employment Exchange and Principal of the Institute. Institute Management Committee is empowered for selection of the trainees, deciding on specification and purchase of the machinery, faculty development including training and retraining of the faculties, undertaking revenue generation activities, arranging workshop seminars and industrial visits, starting new trades and deletion of the obsolete trades, revamping syllabi etc. IMC at ITI Ettumanoor has contributed significantly in establishing COE   Production and Manufacturing Sector arranging workshops and seminars, donation of equipments industrial visits and placement of trainees. 

An Employment & Finishing School is also functioning here to develop soft skill , language proficiency and computer awareness of trainees, to meet the requirements of industry.

                        Institute has Quality Management System (QMS) in place as per the international standard. Institute has obtained ISO 9001-2000 certification from ANZ-JAS which is one of the reputed certifying agency. Implementation of this Quality Management System helps the trainees in acquainting themselves with the practices followed by industry. It also boosts confidence in trainees as well as industry while sourcing their manpower requirement. For the Institute, it has resulted in increase number of Campus Interviews and Placement of the passed out trainees of the Institute. 

                       Institute provides congenial environment for the trainees to showcase their talent in other spheres of the life also. NSS, Nature Club, ED Club, Women Cell, Blood Donation Camps, Sports& Arts Competition, etc. are regular features of the Institute.