Vikash Sharma

In a bid to boost career opportunities for youths under Skill India Mission, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) will hold the Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela (PMNAM) on December 12.

Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela will be conducted in 25 states covering 197 districts. Several local businesses have been invited to be part of the mela and provide apprenticeship opportunities to the youth.

“The event will witness the participation of various companies from different sectors. Participating companies will have the chance to meet potential apprentices on a single platform and choose applicants on the spot and provide them with an opportunity to be a part of their organization,” reported PIB.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who have passed Class 5 to Class 12 and have skill training certificates, or ITI Diploma holders or graduates can apply during this apprenticeship mela.

What to Carry

Three copies of 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.

How to Register

Individuals can register for the mela by visiting to find the mela's nearest location.

Those who have already enrolled have been requested to reach the venue with all the relevant documents. Through this fair, 'the candidates will also earn National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET)-recognized certifications, improving their employability rate after the training session'.

Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said, "With our continuous efforts, our goal is to raise apprenticeship opportunities in India to 10 lakhs by end of 2022, and to 60 lakhs by 2026."