Skills training of 3 lakh migrant workers started in 116 districts
The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), under the auspices of the Department of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship-MSDE, runs the training program through the existing training providers and project implementation agencies operating under PMKVY 2016-20 or state schemes. 1.5 lakh migrant workers will be trained under the Short Term Training (STT) program, and another 1.5 lakh migrant workers will be trained under the Pre-Education Accreditation (RPL) scheme. In these districts, the mobilization of local jobs and the mobilization of migrant workers for training is done by the district administration. The Ministry of Skills is focusing its efforts on organizing skills training for different jobs according to the demand of the local industry, as recommended by the district administration. Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Union Minister of Skills and Entrepreneurship, stressed the need to promote skills and entrepreneurship for rural development and said: “Rural development through skills development is a core element of the mission in India, as a total of 70 percent of the workforce originates from rural India. The vision of building a nationwide workforce with the changing needs of the industry requires seamless synergy between the different partners in an efficient ecosystem. We must complement ourselves with the need to create industry relevant at a regional level to neutralize the impact of labor displacement We are committed to focusing on local demand-driven skills development programs to provide sustainable opportunities to migrant skilled workers, whose collective strength is the backbone of our economy i s. “Following the recognition and affiliation of training providers to the Skill India Portal in these identified districts and later the acceptance of system-based targets, the skills training and orientation program has started. Electrician, Self-Employed Tailor, Retail Sales Representative, Customer Service Representative (Call Center), Sewing Machine Operator and General Purpose Assistant, etc.
As GKRA is part of Short Term Training (STT), eligible candidates will receive all benefits as per STT-CSCM-PMKVY 2016-20. As per the guidelines, travel expenses for the assistance of the eligible candidate, food and accommodation expenses, post-placement support, assistants and other assistance will be received under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme.