Under the ‘Apprenticeship Mela’ initiative, roughly 51,991 apprentices had been employed, in total India throughout 660 places, knowledgeable by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
According to the ministry, “The event witnessed participation from more than 5000+ organisations, operating in more than 30 sectors such as Power, Retail, Telecom, IT/ITeS, Electronics, Automotive and more. Additionally, the country’s aspiring youth received the opportunity to engage and select prospects from more than 500 trades (designated and optional) including posts for welders, electricians, housekeepers, beauticians, mechanics, etc.”
The candidates obtained a number of advantages by being part of the Apprenticeship Mela as they obtained on-the-spot apprenticeship presents from respective employers together with receiving direct trade publicity. They have been supplied month-to-month stipends as per the Government requirements starting from Rs.5000 to Rs. 9000 per 30 days, this being an enormous alternative for the candidates to earn whereas they study. The candidates will additional get certification from the National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET), growing their probabilities of employability after the coaching.
Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship stated, “The Ministry received an overwhelming response from the candidates during the Apprenticeship Mela, highlighting our commitment towards providing adequate training in market-relevant skills to India’s youth. He hoped that with nearly 52,000 apprentices getting hired during this event, we will be able to scale up the skilling standards in the country to achieve the vision of ‘Skilled India’. He congratulated all the hired apprentices who got the opportunity to engage with more than 5,000 establishments during this occasion. Apprenticeship training is the most sustainable model of skill development when it comes to providing demand-driven skills and addressing the technical skill gaps faced by employers. He stressed that by taking forward such initiatives, we will support organisations and the candidates to reap the benefits of apprenticeship training to its full potential, facilitating innovations in earn-while-learn-based learning systems.”
Neelam Shammi Rao, Director General (Training), DGT stated that with the altering market dynamics and the trade evolving on this new order, apprenticeship is turning into an necessary element for getting ready our youth for the way forward for jobs. She congratulated all of the apprentices who’ve obtained alternatives through the apprenticeship and need them luck for his or her future endeavors.
(With PIB inputs)