National Apprenticeship Mela was launched across 700+ locations in the country by Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Education, Skill Development, and Entrepreneurship. The main aim of this mela was to encourage the hiring of one lakh apprentices and to help employers to identify and develop their capability through training.
Over 4000 organisations from more than 30 industries, including power, telecommunications, IT/ITeS, electronics, automotive and others have participated in the event. Also, the young and aspiring workforce was given a choice of 500+ trades, including welder, electrician, housekeeper, beautician, mechanic, and others. They were given on-the-spot apprenticeship offers with monthly stipends as per the government standards.
Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
“I am happy that more than 4,000 organisations across 700 locations in the country are participating in this mela to provide gainful employment opportunities to our youth. It is satisfying to see job providers from manufacturing, electronics, services, power, IT/ITES, railways, retail and several other emerging areas line-up for the Apprenticeship Mela. We have to make apprenticeship a participatory movement to skill, re-skill and up-skill young India, boost per capita economic productivity and drive national missions.”
Mr. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MSDE and Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology
“Post – COVID 19, our focus is to increase our employable skills and thus the employability. Apprenticeship is one of the most sustainable models and the concept is central to create an enabling partnership between the government, skill delivery ecosystem and employment ecosystem. MSDE has brought in comprehensive reforms to the Apprenticeship Act and the Apprentices Rules in 2014, 2015 and now it should be taken as a dynamic evolving platform to connect the skilling ecosystem to both who are getting skilled and those seeking skilled talent.
The apprenticeship model should also be taken as an important feedback mechanism from the industry to make the ecosystem more demand driven and impactful. PM National Apprenticeship Melas will serve as a strong platform to connect industry with youth.”
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The PM Apprenticeship Mela has been a great opportunity for the participating establishments, as they were able to meet potential apprentices on a single platform and choose applicants based on their requirements.
Even small-scale industries with minimum four working members can also hire apprentices at the event.