Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela will be held in 200 locations across India.
Mela will feature 36+ industries, 500+ trades, and 1000+ businesses to promote job opportunities
As part of the Prime Minister's Skill India Mission to increase career opportunities and practical training, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will hold the Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela on July 11, 2022. As of today, 188410 applicants have participated in the Apprenticeship Mela, with 67,035 apprenticeship offers made on the platform. The one-day event will feature 36 sectors, over 1000 companies, and 500 different types of trades. MSDE will host the event in over 200 locations, allowing applicants to shape their careers through apprenticeship training.
To participate, candidates must have a 5th-12th grade pass certificate, a skill training certificate, an ITI Diploma, or a graduate degree. Furthermore, the young and aspiring workforce will have the option of selecting from 500+ trades such as welding, electrical work, housekeeping, beauticians, mechanic work, and more. Candidates will also receive National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET)-recognized certifications, which will improve their employability following the training. The main goal of this programme is to encourage businesses to hire more apprentices while also assisting businesses in discovering and developing their potential through training and practical skillsets.
Shri Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, expressed his thoughts on the Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela, saying, "We hope that the Apprenticeship Mela will provide additional job opportunities for talented individuals across the country." While the primary goal of these programmes is to attract more apprentices, it is important to note that apprenticeships of this type are required for practical training, which is what we are aiming for here. As evidenced by the growing number of apprenticeships and their successful implementation across the country, this has had a significant impact."
Apprenticeship is the most sustainable model for skill development, and it is receiving a significant boost under Skill India. Under the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme, the first group of apprentices recently received stipend subsidies in their accounts via direct beneficiary transfer (DBT) (NAPS).
Companies that participate in the PM National Apprenticeship Melas have the opportunity to meet potential apprentices on a single platform and select applicants on-the-spot. Additionally, small businesses with at least four employees can hire apprentices during the event. A credit bank concept, with depositaries of various credits collected by learners for future academic courses, will also be added soon.
Every month, the apprenticeship mela will be held, where selected individuals will receive a monthly stipend based on government criteria for learning new skills, allowing them to earn while they learn. Stipends for apprentices will be paid online.