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Vikash Sharma

A day long ‘National Apprenticeship Mela’ will be held across the country in over 400 locations on October 4, 2021.The Mela is being organised by Skill India with support from the Directorate General of Training (DGT) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

As per official sources, the event is expected to witness participation from more than 2000 organisations operating in 30 sectors including Power, Retail, Telecom, IT/ITeS, Electronics and Automobiles. In addition, the aspiring youths will have the opportunity to engage and select from more than 500 plus trades including Welder, Electrician, Housekeeper, Beautician, Mechanic etc.

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 skill sets.

As per a PIB release, 5th to 12th pass students, Skill Training Certificate holders, ITI students, Diploma holders and Graduates are eligible to apply at the Apprenticeship Mela.

The candidates must carry three copies of resume, three copies of all the mark sheets and certificates (5th to 12th pass, Skill Training Certificate, Under Graduate and Graduate (BA, B.Com, B.Sc, etc.),Photo ID (Aadhaar card/Driving License etc.) and three passport size photographs at the respective venues.

Potential applicants will have a huge opportunity to get apprenticeship offered on the spot and receive direct industry exposure. Following this, they will get monthly stipend as per the Government standards for developing new skills and an opportunity to earn while they learn.

The candidates will get certificates recognized by the 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 supported through the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme, the released added.

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