Himachal Pradesh Skill Development Corporation (HPKVN) is implementing several ambitious schemes for skill development of youth to motivate them towards self-employment.

The main objective of the corporation is link technical – vocational education and training (TVET) by creating infrastructure development for demand driven skill training to train youths.

Different training centers of the corporation are providing training in trades like plumbing, fitting, barber, tourist guides, agricultural and horticultural based industries to upgrade up grade skills of the youths to improve their employability and generate self employment.

On May 5th, chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur also flagged off Kaushal Vikas Rath Yatra to create awareness among youths about the programme in educational institutions and other places.

The corporation has enrolled 49,727 youths for short duration training programmes and 32296 of these have been trained so far.

Bachelor of Vocation, a three year degree programme is being run by the corporation in retail, tourism and hospitality and so far 4621 youths have been enrolled and 576 got certificates.

Graduate Add -On is another programme which provides opportunity for acquiring domain and employability skills for final year graduate students in as many as 25 colleges of the state.  National Skill Qualification Framework certificates are given after completion of the course and 6233 students have enrolled under the programme so far.

It has also signed MOU nine central and state government institutions to train them in fields which are in demand in industry and even a person not having a diploma from ITI can also join programmes to upgrade their skills.

HPKVN is also implementing Centrally Sponsored and State Managed Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY) in the state where skill training in multiple job oriented sectors have been provided to the youth. It also provides placement assistance to candidates having certificates and 16375 youths have enrolled under the programme.

A special campaign named Navdharna has also been launched by the corporation to improve the skills of differently able persons and it is doing inspiring jobs for preparing youths to generate self employment.

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