It was observed that the youth of Bihar though qualified, lacked the basic soft and Information Technology (IT) skills which are a pre-requisite for any job in today's world. Owing to this reason, the youth found it difficult to find the right jobs that match their qualification and aptitude.
In the above context, Bihar Skill Development Mission (BSDM) conceptualized and launched the Kushal Yuva Programme (KYP), a unique skill training programme to enhance the employability of the youth of Bihar which would add further value to the various domain specific training endeavors of the State.
The KYP in its initial phase targets the youth in the age group of 15 to 25 years who are at least 10th pass. The course curriculum is covered in 240 hours and includes three components, specifically designed to enhance employability viz. Soft Skills for 40 hours, Communication Skills for 80 hours and Basic computer literacy for 120 hours.
The mode of delivery is completely through an 'E-Learning' platform named as "E- learning Revolution for All (ERA)' , which features self-paced learning, interactive sessions, practical learning, and corrective mechanisms, continuous and final evaluation. The 240 hours are equally divided into 120 sessions covering 20 sessions for soft skills, 40 sessions for communication skills and 60 sessions of basic computer literacy. The mode of learning is sequential and integrated into an online assessment and cettification process ensures that a candidate receives session-wise certificates after successfully completing each session and a final certificate on successfully clearing the final assessment.
To ensure that the benefits reach the doorstep of each and every needy youth, BSDM has constructed 534 Block Skill Development Centres (BSDCs) at each of the 534 blocks across 38 districts of the state. To run these BSDCs, BSDM has successfully empaneled reputed Training organisations through a Request for Proposal (RFP) mode. Apart from BSDCs, BSDM has also registered private skilling centres with adequate space for running the KYP programme. An online registration process ensures uniformity and robustness across the centres.
Further, to maintain uniformity in delivery of training / pedagogy, BSDM has engaged in conduct of online Training of Trainers (TOT) and an online examination, ONCeT. All Learning Facilitators / Trainers have to mandatorily pass the ONCeT examination without which they are not allowed to conduct the training programme. Apart from the initial TOT and ONCeT certification for Learning Facilitators / Trainers, BSDM also conducts periodic capacity building sessions at the State and District level and also through Web Learning mode.
Monitoring the programme:
BSDM follows a multi-pronged approach to monitor the KYP programme:
Capacity: Increase in training capacity
Access: Increase in access
Relevance: High relevance
Perception: The following improves the perception
For more information, visit http://skillmissionbihar.org/kushal-yuva-program
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