PIB | 21 Jun, 2022
improve job opportunities and provide practical training, the Ministry
of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) organized the Pradhan
Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela across 10 districts in Odisha on Tuesday.
Opportunities for apprenticeship training in more than 500+ trades
across 36 sectors were offered to the participants.
100 companies participated in the fair to provide employment
opportunities to individuals who had 5th–12th-grade pass certificate, a
skill training certificate, an ITI Diploma, or a graduate degree.
aspiring apprentices were given several choices of trades, including
locally relevant job roles such as welder, electrician, beautician,
mechanic and more.
program aims to encourage employers to hire apprentices from these
targeted districts as and assist them in identifying the right job roles
while building their potential through robust skill training.
addition, candidates will receive certificates recognized by the
National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET), ensuring
increased employability, giving them an opportunity to become
entrepreneurs in their respective domains.
organizations in the Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Melas had
the opportunity to meet potential apprentices at a common platform and
select candidates, on-the-spot.
Furthermore, small-scale industries with
at least four employees also had the opportunity to hire apprentices at
the event. A credit bank concept will also be introduced soon, with a
repository of various credits accumulated by students that can be used
for future academic pathways.
his views on the Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela, Atul
Kumar Tiwari, Special Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development &
Entrepreneurship and Director General, Directorate General of Training,
said that Apprenticeship Mela is an initiative that allows qualified
individuals to gain hands-on industry experience while improving their
Apprenticeship is the most sustainable skill
development model because it bridges the gap between skill demand and
supply, both in terms of quantity and quality. Apprenticeships allow an
individual to use an organization's intellectual and physical resources
to address the gaps faced during academic learning.
We look forward to
organizing more such apprenticeship melas in future, extending stronger
youth-industry connect, he added
addition to the Apprenticeship Melas, a special initiative was taken to
celebrate the International Day of Yoga.
The objective was to join the
celebrations of the nation in solidarity as well as build public
interest in the practice, by highlighting its importance and
contribution as a significant asset in improving public health.
ITI staff and candidates were engaged in various activities like yoga
demonstrations, digital workout sessions, consultations with yoga
experts and more.
They also raised awareness about various job roles
which are in demand, globally and nationally, such as yoga instructor,
yoga therapist, yoga advisor and yoga aerobics instructors.