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Our Journey

  • 28 PMKKs operational! DDU-GKY Projects running in 14 states. 2,60,000 youth trained!

  • Over 2,00,000 youth trained in various sectors across India. Empower Pragati currently provides vocational skills in over 960 schools across 14 states under the CSS VHSE (Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Vocationalisation of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education) project of MHRD.

  • Started establishing first set of PMKKs (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras) in Western UP and laid foundation stone for IISC (India International Skill Center) in Allahabad.

  • Won the CNBC ICICI Foundation Award for Established Social Business. Launched CVT (Certified Vocational Trainer) course as first of a kind initiative to build a cadre of capable trainers for skill sector as per the QP-NOS prepared by ILO.

  • Co-founded ASTP (Association of Skill Training Providers) and DWSSC (Domestic Workers Sector Skills Council); the only non- industry backed Sector Skill Council.

  • Became the first for-profit social enterprise to be empanelled by Business Call to Action (BCTA), a UNDP initiative to connect business with social enterprises around the world.

  • Empower Pragati implemented its first government project- Employment Generation & Marketing Mission (EGMM), Govt. of undivided Andhra Pradesh, the first ever state skill mission of the country.

  • Launched 'Home Managers' program to professionalize the unorganised domestic work industry. Took up CSR projects of organisations like Plan International and Aircel to implement skill development courses for youth. IIBF accredited Empower Pragati to conduct Debt Recovery Agent programme across

Shubham Singh

“After completing training at Empower Pragati, I was placed at Flipkart as a Sales Associate. Even after completing my graduation...

Shubham Singh

2017-03-13T11:54:16+00:00

Shubham Singh

“After completing training at Empower Pragati, I was placed at Flipkart as a Sales Associate. Even after completing my graduation I was unable to find a job. Doing this training has totally transformed my profile.”

Manisha Meena

“I came to Delhi from a village in Rajasthan to get my mother treated for cancer. Desperately needed money to...

Manisha Meena

2017-12-01T12:38:04+00:00

Manisha Meena

“I came to Delhi from a village in Rajasthan to get my mother treated for cancer. Desperately needed money to support her and my five siblings back at home. I’m currently working at MCD Dispensary and earning more than anyone ever in my family. Empower 

Deeksha Kumari

“My childhood has been full of hardships and I wanted to change this for my family and myself. I found...

Deeksha Kumari

2017-12-28T12:53:48+00:00

Deeksha Kumari

“My childhood has been full of hardships and I wanted to change this for my family and myself. I found about Empower Pragati and its free-training program which would help me find a job through a mobile camp in my locality. Now I’m working at