National Apprenticeship Mela Set For 9th Jan In 242 Districts

The Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela has invited local businesses and organisations to provide apprenticeship opportunities for India's youth

To boost career opportunities for the youth of India, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has organised the Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela (PMNAM) on January 9, 2023, across 242 districts in 28 States and Union Territories of India.

Local businesses and organisations have been invited to participate in the mela and provide apprenticeship opportunities for the youth of the country that can help shape their future careers. The mela is also an opportunity for companies to find a new talent pool. In return, this can improve livelihood and help youth develop new marketable skills.

The candidates who are Class 5 to Class 12 pass-outs and have skill training certificates, or ITI Diploma holders or graduates can apply for this apprenticeship mela. The candidates must carry three copies of their resume, three copies of all the mark sheets and certificates, photo ID (Aadhaar card/driving licence etc) and three passport-size photographs to the respective venues. 

Other than the opportunity to gain experience in their chosen field, candidates will also earn National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET). This is a recognised certification that can be added to their respective resumes.

Atul Kumar Tiwari the Secretary of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, said "skills and knowledge are the driving forces of economic growth and social development for a country. It is established that countries with higher and better levels of skills are adjusting more effectively to the challenges and opportunities thrown at us by the new world of work. Through our apprenticeship programmes, we are aiming to build a resilient and capable workforce that has the potential to improve its own socio-economic status and propel India’s economic engine."

Apprenticeship melas are hosted in the country on the 2nd Monday of every month, wherein selected individuals receive a monthly stipend in accordance with government criteria for gaining new skills. Apprenticeship is considered the most sustainable model of skill development, and it has been getting a big boost under Skill India Mission.

Individuals can register and find the closest location to the mela by clicking here.

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