Skill India Mission is conducting the Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela (PMNAM) on June 12, 2023, in 200+ districts across the country. Individuals can register for the mela by visiting https://www.apprenticeshipindia.gov.in/ and to find the mela’s nearest location.
The candidates who are Class 5 to Class 12 pass outs or have skill training certificates or are ITI certificate holders or Diploma holders or graduates can apply in this apprenticeship mela. The candidates must carry three copies of their resume, three copies of all the marksheets and certificates, photo ID (Aadhaar card/driving licence etc) and three passport size photographs to the respective venues. The locations are also available on the apprenticeship mela portal (http://dgt.gov.in/appmela2022/). Those who have already enrolled have been requested to reach the venue with all the relevant documents. Through this Mela, the candidates may also earn National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET)-recognized certifications, improving their employability rate after the training sessions.
Several local businesses and organizations have been invited to be a part of this apprenticeship mela to provide relevant apprenticeship training opportunities to the local youth. The event will witness the participation of many companies representing various sectors. Through a single platform, participating organizations can connect with potential apprentices, choose from their qualifications on the spot, while strengthening the livelihood opportunities of the youth.
Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary, MSDE talking about the mela said: “MSDE has launched several initiatives including PMNAM that are strengthening the apprenticeship ecosystem, providing the industry with skilled manpower who are not only potential employees but also a part of the journey of nation building. According to the IndiaSkills 2023 report, more than 22 lakh active apprentices have been engaged till date and with the positive momentum that we are witnessing through the apprenticeship melas, these numbers will increase promptly.”
Apprenticeship melas are held throughout the country on the second Monday of every month. In these melas, selected individuals are offered apprenticeship opportunities during which they receive a monthly stipend in accordance with government criteria for gaining new skills. Apprenticeship is considered the most sustainable model of skill development, and it has been getting a big boost under the Skill India Mission.