Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) implemented by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The objective of this Skill Certification Scheme is to enable Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood.
SHORT TERM TRAINING
STT component imparted at PMKVY Training Centres (TC) is expected to benefit candidates of Indian nationality who are either school/college dropouts or unemployed. Apart from providing training according to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), TCs also impart training in soft skills, entrepreneurship, and financial and digital literacy. Upon successful completion of the assessment, candidates are provided placement assistance by Training Providers.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Individuals with prior learning experience or skills are assessed and certified under the RPL component of the scheme. Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) such as Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) or any other agencies designated by MSDE/NSDC are being incentivized to implement RPL projects in any of the three models (RPL Camps, RPL at the employer’s premise and RPL centers). To address knowledge gaps, PIAs offer bridge courses to RPL candidates along with training on soft skills, job role-related safety and hygiene practices.
The Special Projects component of PMKVY envisages the creation of a platform that will facilitate training in special areas and/or premises of Government bodies, corporate or industry bodies, and training in special job roles not defined under the available Qualification Packs (QPs)/National Occupational Standards (NOS). Special Projects require some deviation from the short-term training guidelines under PMKVY for any stakeholder. A proposing stakeholder can be an institution of Central or State Government(s), autonomous body/statutory body, or any other equivalent body or corporate that desires to provide training to candidates.