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Skill development for minorities

This topic provides information related to the schemes available for skilling of minority youth.

The Ministry of Minority Affairs is implementing the following schemes for skill development of youth belonging to minority communities.

Seekho aur Kamao (Learn & Earn)

This is a placement linked skill development scheme implemented since 2013-14 for minorities aiming to upgrade the skills of minority youth in various modern/traditional skills depending upon their qualification, present economic trends and market potential, which can earn them suitable employment or make them suitably skilled to go for self-employment. The scheme ensures placements of minimum 75% trainees, out of which at least 50% placement is in organized sector. The scheme is implemented through selected Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) all over the country.

To view the complete scheme guidelines, click here.

For more information, click here.

Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/ Crafts for Development (USTTAD)

Scheme has been launched on 14th May, 2015 to preserve the rich heritage of traditional arts/crafts of minorities.

The scheme aims at

  • capacity building and updating the traditional skills of master craftsmen/artisans
  • documentation of identified traditional arts/crafts of minorities; set standards for traditional skills
  • training of minority youths in various identified traditional arts/crafts through master craftsmen; and
  • develop national and international market linkages.

The PIA has to organize training programmme which shall be supported with following activities to ensure that the desired outcomes are achieved for preservation of traditional art/craft, establishment of market linkages and generating interest among young generation for taking up traditional arts/crafts as a profession.

To view the complete scheme guidelines, click here.

For more information, click here.

Nai Manzil

Scheme has been launched on 8th August, 2015 with an aims to benefit the minority youth who do not have a formal school leaving certificate i.e. those in the category of school dropouts or educated in the community education institutions like Madarsas, in order to provide them formal education and skills, and enable them to seek better employment in the organized sector and thus to equip them for better lives.

To view the complete scheme guidelines, click here.

For more information, click here.

Maulana Azad National Academy for Skills

Maulana Azad National Academy for Skills (MANAS), established on 11/11/2014 works towards meeting all skill up-gradation/development needs of Minority Communities. MANAS provides an all India level training framework based upon tie-ups with Local/National/International training organisations on PPP model, for imparting training to the Minority population in skill sets that are in line with emerging market demands. The training programme is aimed at providing meaningful and sustainable livelihood options in terms of self-employment/wage employment opportunities to all its trainees, with primary focus on self-employment.

MANAS also provides concessional credit for minority community after meeting their Skilling Needs for expanding their existing businesses and setting up new businesses.

For more information, click here.

Source : Ministry of Minority Affairs

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