Be a Job Creator, Not a Job seeker
Himachal Pradesh Kaushal Vikas Nigam (HPKVN) is a State Government Corporation incorporated on 14/09/2015 under the Companies Act, 2013 as the State Skill Mission. Himachal Pradesh Kaushal Vikas Nigam is implementing two major projects for imparting training to the youth of Himachal Pradesh i.e. (i) Asian Development Bank Assisted Flagship Training Program and (ii) State component under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 2.0.
Asian Development Bank Assisted Flagship Training Program:
During the financial year 2019-20, Contracts amounting to Rs. 210 Crores were awarded and amount of Rs. 58 Crores was claimed as disbursement under ADB assisted Himachal Pradesh Skill Development Project.
The target for Contract Award and disbursement under the project for the financial year 2020-21 has been fixed for amounting Rs. 180 Crore and Rs. 155 Crore respectively.
Training Programme under English, Employability & Entrepreneurship Skills and BFSI Sector:
In order to cater the much felt need of linking skill with employment, special focus has been laid by HPKVN in development of soft skills of the Himachal youth. HPKVN has targeted to impart training in English, Employability & Entrepreneurship Skills and BFSI Sector in Government Colleges / State Public Universities of Himachal Pradesh from the Academic Session 2020-21. The training programme shall be covering 4700 students/candidates under English, Employability & Entrepreneurship Skills Programme and 5,000 students over three years in BFSI Sector.
Up-gradation of Tools & Equipment in 50 ITI’s, Women Polytechnic Rehan and Government Engineering Colleges:
The HPSDP is also facilitating the up gradation of 50 ITI s where 23 trades shall convert from SCVT to NCVT certificates. This shall benefit 23,000 students. An amount of Rs. 93 Crores is to be spent during the financial year 2020-21 under the project. The process for procurement of requisite equipment is in progress. This includes equipment for various trades such as (Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Hand Tools, Embroidery, Information & Technology and Beauty & Wellness etc.). This will include equipment for Women Polytechnic Rehan and Government Engineering Colleges.
Short Term Training Programmes through Government Industrial Training Institutions (ITI’s) of Himachal Pradesh:
HPKVN under its HP Skill Development Project has started short term up skilling and multi skilling training in 38 ITI’s and more than 4500 students have been enrolled in various sectors such as Automotive, Construction, Plumbing, IT-ITeS, Capital Goods, Apparel & Made-ups, Electronics & Hardware, Beauty & Wellness, Iron & Steel, Media & Entertainment etc. This is aimed at creating a multiskilled workforce with higher employability potential, both in industry and self-employment sectors.
Graduate Job Training Programs:
To increase the employability of final year graduating students of 13 Govt Degree Colleges, HPKVN has introduced a NSQF aligned graduate add on training program in sectors complementing their core studies. For eg – BFSI, Electronics, IT, Beauty & Wellness, and Apparel sectors. More than 500 students in 5 colleges have completed their training during the year 2019-2020. Presently, 1590 students are undertaking training in 13 colleges across the state.
During the Academic Year 2020-21, 15 more Government Degree Colleges would be covered for training 5500 students under Graduate Job Training Programme.
City Livelihood Centers (CLCs), Rural Livelihood Centers (RLCs) and Model Career Centers (MCC):
In order to provide institutional support for skill development activities across the state the construction of City Livelihood Centers (CLCs), Rural Livelihood Centers (RLCs) and Model Career Centers (MCC) are under progress. Construction work of CLC Sundernagar, CLC Shamshi and RLC Sadiyana in Mandi Zone has been completed and trainings in these CLC’s and RLC’s are to be initiated soon.
Suitable land for setting up of a Skill Centre in Jeori and for RLC at Nagrota Bagwan (Kangra) and Bangana (Una) has been identified. The tendering process has been initiated.
In addition to this 9 MCCs are being constructed/ renovated in association with Department of Labour & Employment to provide the Himachali youth with proper career counseling support to match their aspirations with their vocation and also to provide them access to National Career Portal for job opportunities across the country.
Awareness Creation and Publicity
HPKVN has drawn an elaborate publicity and brand building plan to reach out to all Himachal youth aspiring for vocational education. To ensure broader outreach publication of IEC materials such as FAQs, Counseling Booklet, Program Brochures, Videos, Posters, and Leaflets etc. is being undertaken. Regular TV and Radio programmes are being broadcasted to create awareness of the various programmes and schemes of HPKVN. Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter are also be utilized extensively. Bi- monthly news letter is to be launched from March, 2020 highlighting the major events being undertaken by the Nigam.