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Over 51K Apprentices Hired Under Skill India’s National Apprenticeship Mela

The applicants received several benefits by being a part of the Apprenticeship Mela as they got on-the-spot apprenticeship offers from respective employers along with receiving direct industry exposure.

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Under the ‘Apprenticeship Mela’ initiative, approximately 51,991 apprentices were hired,  in entire India across 660 locations, informed 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 applicants received several benefits by being a part of the Apprenticeship Mela as they got on-the-spot apprenticeship offers from respective employers along with receiving direct industry exposure. They have been offered monthly stipends as per the Government standards ranging from Rs.5000 to Rs. 9000 per month, this being a huge opportunity for the candidates to earn while they learn. The candidates will further get certification from the National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET), increasing their chances of employability after the training.

Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said, "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 said that with the changing market dynamics and the industry evolving in this new order, apprenticeship is becoming an important component for preparing our youth for the future of jobs. She congratulated all the apprentices who have received opportunities during the apprenticeship and wish them luck for their future endeavors.


(With PIB inputs)


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