Skill India, in association with the Directorate General of Training (DGT) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), is organizing a day-long “Apprenticeship Mela” across the country in over 400 locations on 4th October 2021. The Apprenticeship Mela aims to support the hiring of nearly one lakh apprentices and assist employers in tapping the right talent and developing it further with training and providing practical skill sets.
If you wish to know more about the Apprenticeship Mela, please visit: https://dgt.gov.in/appmela/
The event is expected to witness participation from more than 2000 organisations operating in more than 30 sectors such as Power, Retail, Telecom, ITITeS, Electronics, Automotive and more. In addition, the aspiring youth will have the opportunity to engage and select from more than 500+ trades including Welder, Electrician, Housekeeper, Beautician, Mechanic among others.
5th to 12th pass students, Skill Training Certificate holders, ITI students, Diploma holders and graduates are eligible to apply at the Apprenticeship Mela. The candidates must carry three copies of resume, three copies of all the mark sheets and certificates (5th to 12th pass, Skill Training Certificate, Undergraduate and Graduate (BA, B.Com, B.Sc, etc.), Photo ID (Aadhar card/Driving License etc.) and three passport size photographs at the respective venues.
Mr Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), expressed, “The assessment of industry best practices suggest that Apprenticeship training is key and the most sustainable model of skill development when it comes to providing demand-driven skills and addressing the technical skill gaps faced by employers. It also gives the apprentice an opportunity to learn hands-on and at the same time earn a stipend. By organizing the Apprenticeship Mela, it is our endeavour to boost apprenticeship training which will support organisations and the candidates to reap the benefits of apprenticeship training to its full potential. It is my belief that with such initiatives, we will be able to facilitate innovations in earn-while-learn-based learning systems. In countries like the US, UK and Germany, apprenticeship training is a proven and effective way to improve links between industry and training institutions. The apprenticeship model is successful because it has the potential to formalize the education system through hands-on experience. I wish luck to all the candidates who will become a part of Skill India Mission by participating in the event.”
Potential applicants will receive several benefits by attending the Apprenticeship Mela. They have a huge opportunity to get apprenticeships offered on the spot and receive direct industry exposure. Following, they will get a monthly stipend as per the Government standards for developing new skills, an opportunity to earn while they learn. The candidates will get certificates, recognized by National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET), increasing the chances of their employability after the training.
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Establishments participating in the Apprenticeship Melas will get an opportunity to meet the potential apprentices at a common platform and select the candidates on the spot. In addition, even small-scale industries with a minimum of four working members can also hire apprentices at the event.