Skill India mission is aimed at imparting relevant skills to our youth and enabling their employment / micro entrepreneurship. In this connection, DGT and NSDC organized a day long ‘Apprenticeship Mela’ on 4th October 2021 across the country in over 660 locations. Under the initiative, nearly 60,466 apprentices were registered and 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. The event also stood as a great opportunity for the participating establishments who got the chance to meet the potential apprentices at a common platform and could select the candidates as per their requirements.
State wise / Regional Directorates of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (RDSDE)wise details of the candidates registered for the Apprenticeship Mela are as below:
|Name of the States / RDSDE||Apprenticeship Mela registered candidates|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|Daman and Diu|
|Jammu & Kashmir||191|
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands|
The Government organisessuch melas as per requirement, across the States and Union Territories for the benefit of stakeholders.
It is the endeavour of the Government to have a balanced gender-based representation in training. The Government is trying to reduce the gender gap by ensuring continuous outreach programmes and advertisements in local media to motivate the woman candidates to join the trainings/workforce in big numbers.
Details of different skill training programmes conducted for women to promote their participation, during the year 2021-22 (up to 30.11.2021), is as under:
- Out of total number of 3,57,268 candidates trained under Prime Minister KaushalVikasYojana (PMKVY) scheme, 44.19 % constitutes female candidates.
- Out of total number of 1,46,910 candidates trained by Jan ShikshanSansthan (JSS) , 88.90 % constitutes female candidates.
- 3,097 women candidates have been trained in 19 National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) (Women) in Craft Instructor Training Scheme (CITS) and Craftsman Training Scheme (CTS).
This information was given by the Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar in a written reply in the LokSabha