(THE GIST OF PIB) National Apprenticeship Mela

(THE GIST OF PIB) National Apprenticeship Mela


National Apprenticeship Mela

  • Skill India with due support from Directorate General of Training (DGT) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is organizing a day long “National Apprenticeship Mela” across the country in over 400 locations on October 4th, 2021.


  • Under the initiative, the aim is to support the hiring of nearly one lakh apprentices and assist employers in tapping the right talent and develop it further with training and providing practical skillsets.
  • The event is expected to witness participation from more than 2000 organisations operating in more than 30 sectors such as Power, Retail, Telecom, IT/ITeS, 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 etc.
  • 5th to 12thpass students, Skill Training Certificate holders, ITI students, Diploma holders and graduates are eligible to apply at the Apprenticeship Mela.
  • The candidates will get certificates, recognized by National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET), increasing the chances of their employability after the training.
  • This training is under the Apprentices Act, 1961 and support through National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme.
  • The National Policy of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, 2015 launched by the Prime Minister on July 15th, 2015 recognises apprenticeship as a means to provide gainful employment to skilled workforce with adequate compensation.



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