India’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) for Skilling in Smart Cities was inaugurated at Mandir Marg, New Delhi. It has been set up Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in collaboration with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana is flagship scheme of MSDE to enable large number of youth to take up industry relevant skill training to make them employable. Under it, the newly inaugurated NDMC-PMKK Centre for Skilling in Smart leverages NDMC infrastructure for skilling initiatives.
The PMKK Centre for Smart Cities will provide skill training for unemployed youth through its short-term training (STT) module and contribute to capacity building of municipal employees through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program.
It has exemplary heritage building of approximately 30,000 sq ft with a capacity of skilling 4,000 youth annually. It will be catering needs of healthcare and solar energy sectors and will be managed by one of NSDC’s affiliated training partners – Orion Edutech.
It also affirms synergies with Union Government’s flagship programs. It underscore commitment of Union Ministry of Urban Affairs & Housing (MUHA) and Union Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to support skilling in smart cities.