Skill India Mission achieves 34 lakh candidates trained, 10 lakh are placed

More than 10 lakh trainees out of 33.93 lakh candidates under Skill India Mission’s Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) have been placed in industry jobs, with Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu topping the charts for the highest number of placements.

The PMKVY scheme, which falls under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship aims to skill one crore people between 2016-2020. As on November 30, 2018, about 36.22 lakh candidates had been enrolled in the scheme from across the country.

As per Ministry data, the break-up is as follows:

  • Out of an approximate 33.93 lakh candidates, 24.13 lakh have received training under ‘Short Term Training’
  • 08 lakh under Recognition of Prior Learning
  • 72 lakh under Special Projects

PMKVY follows a mandatory placement tracking system whereby placement data must be reported within 90 days of certification of trained candidates on the Skill Development Management System (SDMS). Training providers are directed to organise jobs or rozgar melas every six months with the help of Sector Skill Councils.

In addition, The Ministry also supports the establishment of model skill centres known as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras (PMKK) in every district.

With 1,58,053 trained candidates getting placed under the PMKVY scheme, Uttar Pradesh is the only state where over a lakh candidates have got jobs under this scheme, followed by Madhya Pradesh with 98,971 placements, Haryana with 96,375 placements, Rajasthan with 95,991 placements and Tamil Nadu with 73,231 placements.

According to the Ministry the cumulative training requirement across 34 sectors and sub-sectors is estimated at 126.87 million for the period 2017-2022, and out of this 38.87 million is estimated to come from 14 broad manufacturing sectors and sub-sectors.

1 lakh youth to be trained in Himachal Pradesh

Three skill building schemes in Himachal Pradesh, namely, the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), the Kaushal Vikas Yojana and the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Kaushalya Vikas Yojana (DDUKVY) are being executed in the state to train and find employment for one lakh youth.

The state government has also been mandated to simultaneously provide training to 22 service providers under all three scheme.

Recognising the importance of skill building in higher education, the Himachal Pradesh Kaushal Vikas Nigam has also started a graduate vocational training programme which saw 824 students registering in 2017-18 and a further 1,010 students have registered for the 2018-19 session. A separate graduate add-on programme in select colleges saw 750 students being trained.

A five-year skill development memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed with the Asian Development Bank in March 2018. The total value of the MoU is Rs 650 crore, which will see over 53,000 youth being trained, 50 ITIs being upgraded, and the establishment of six urban livelihood centres and seven rural livelihood centres.

The DDUKVY scheme has been rolled out at a cost of Rs 77 crore. The PMKVY has received its first installment of Rs 21.56 crore which will provide employment skills to approximately 50,000 youth.

Delhi to see 6 world class skill centres

6 world-class skill centers (WCSCs) will open in Delhi by March 2019 with a total capacity of 720 seats. Education Minister Manish Sisodia said a total of 25 such skill centers will be established in Delhi, with 19 being operational by August 2019.

The location of the new WCSCs will be in unutilised spaces in existing ITIs, polytechnics, engineering colleges and universities at the following:

  • Institute of Basic Business Studies (Pusa)
  • IIT, Dwarka
  • Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University
  • Society for Self Employment (SSE), Wazirpur
  • SSE, Jhandewalan
  • RIT Rajokari

Courses will range from Health and Wellness, Retail, Hospitality and Tourism, Banking and Finance, Apparel, Food Production, Media and Event Management, among others.