Modular Employable Skill

      The skill level and educational attainment of the workforce determines the productivity as well as the ability to adapt to the changing industrial environment. A majority of Indian workforce does not possess marketable skills which is an impediment in getting decent employment and improving their economic condition. While India has large young population, only 5% of the Indian labour force in the age group of 20-24 years has obtained vocational skills through formal means whereas the percentage in industrialized countries varies between 60% and 96%. About 63% of the school students drop out at different stages before reaching Class-X. Only about 2.5 million vocational training seats re available in the country whereas about 12.8 million persons enter the labour market every year. Even out o these training places, very few are available for early school dropouts. This signifies that a large number of school drop outs do not have access to skill development for improving their employability. The educational entry requirements and long duration of courses of the formal training system are some of the impediments for a person of low educational attainment to acquire skills for his livelihood. Further, the largest share of new jobs in India is likely to come from the unorganized sector that employs up to 93 per cent of the national workforce, but most of the training programmes cater to the needs of the organized sector.

      Accordingly, Ministry of Labour & Employment undertook development of a new strategic framework for skill development for early school leavers and existing workers, especially in the un-organised sector in close consultation with industry, micro enterprises in the un-organised sector, State Governments, experts and academia which was essential considering their educational, social and economic background. The main objective of the scheme is to provide employable skills to school leavers, existing workers, ITI graduates, etc. Existing skills of the persons can also be tested and certified under this scheme. Priority will be given to covering those above the age of 14 years who have been or withdrawn as child labour to enable them to learn employable skills in order to get gainful employment. it is hoped that this website will help in dissemination of the information about the scheme and bring transparency. It will also helpful in getting valuable feedback from stakeholders and public at large.


* To provide vocational training to school leavers, existing workers, ITI graduates, etc. to improve their employability by optimally utilizing the infrastructure available in Govt., private institutions and the Industry. Existing skills of the persons can also be tested and certified under this scheme.
* To build capacity in the area of development of competency standards, course curricula, learning material and assessment standards in the country.

Key Features of the scheme

1. Demand driven short term training courses based on Modular Employable Skills (MES) decided in consultation with Industry. MES is the ?minimum skills set' which is sufficient for gainful employme1. Demand driven short term training courses based on Modular Employable Skills (MES) decided in     consultation with Industry. MES is the ?minimum skills set' which is sufficient for gainful employment.
2. Central government will facilitate and promote training while industry, private sector and State Governments will train the persons.l time, onsite/ offsite) to suit needs of various target groups.
5. Different levels of programmes (Foundation level as well as skill upgradation) to meet demands of various target groups.
6. The services of existing or retired faculty or guest faculty to be utilized
7. Courses would also be available for persons having completed 5th standard.
8. Testing & certification of skills acquired informally.
9. Testing of skills of trainees by independent assessing bodies, which would not be involved in training delivery, to ensure that it is done impartially
10. The essence of the scheme is in the certification that will be nationally and internationally recognized.

Target Group

* Workers seeking certification of their skills acquired informally
* Workers and ITI graduates seeking skill upgradation
* Early school drop-outs and unemployed
* Previously child labour and their families

Project Output

One million persons would be trained or their existing skills tested and certified, over a period of five years. About 200 modules for employable skills as per Industry and labour market demands would be identified and course curriculum developed.

Our Practices :

Effective Industry Interactions: Mentorship's, Visits, Certification, Academics Culture of Excellence through events & initiatives Workshops as supplement to basic training "Earn-while-u-learn" opportunities to develop "money-sense" among trainees Opportunities for self-learning Training and assessment of faculty by industry

Age of Participants

The minimum age limit for persons to take part in the scheme is 14 years but there is no upper age limit

Instructional Media Packages

In order to maintain quality of training uniformly all over the country, instructional media packages (IMPs) will be developed by the National Instructional Media Institute (NIMI), Chennai.

Training Fee

Following training fee which includes cost of material, honorarium, etc. has been prescribed :
1. Rs.500 per module for modules having duration upto 90 hrs.
2. Rs.1000 per module for modules having duration from 91 to 180 hrs.
3. Rs.1500 per module for modules having duration from 181 hrs to 270 hrs.
4. Rs.2000 per module for modules having duration more than 270 hrs.

Candidates belonging to SC/ST category and women will be given relaxation of 25% in fee. In order to motivate trainees to take the training programme seriously, training fees of all those trainees who successfully complete the training would be refunded to them. The fee structure has been prescribed initially for one year and if required, the Apex Committee may revise the training fee.


Successful persons will be awarded certificates issued by National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT). The Assessing Bodies will send the list of successful candidates along with marks statement to respective Regional Directorate of Apprenticeship Training (RDAT) under DGE&T for issue of certificates. RDAT will issue certificates to the Assessing Bodies for dispatching to successful candidates by giving the details of competencies possessed by the trainee

»MES Course List »

Sr No.Name of courseQualificationDurationFees
1Basic Electrical Training5th120 Hour1000
2Repairing Of Home Applieces8th120 Hour1000
3Home Electrical Wiring8th120 Hour1000
4AC/DC Motor Winding8th120 Hour1000
5Basic Electronics8th120 Hour1000
6Basic Fitting Work8th180 Hour1000
7Basic Welding(arc)8th120 Hour1000
8Basic Welding(gas)8th120 Hour1000
9CO2/MAG/MIG Welding8th120 Hour1500
10TIG Welding8th90 Hour1500
11Lathe Machine Oprator8th90 Hour1500
12Milling machine Operator 8th210 Hour1500
13Basic Beauty & Hair Dresing8th150 Hour1000
14Personal Beautytion Course 8th90 Hour1000
15Make-up Artist 8th90 Hour1000
16Facial Theorophist8th120 Hour1000
17Hair Stylist8th120 Hour1000
18Special sewing Machine Oprator8th120 Hour1500
19Special Blouse8th60 Hour800
20Punjabi Dress8th120 Hour1500
21Hand Embroadary8th210 Hour1000
22Comp.Fudamental/MS Office/Internet8th120 Hour1000
23DTP Operator8th150 Hour1500

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