Under the Skill India Mission, MSDE intends to establish visible and aspirational model training centres in every district of the country. The model training centres envisage to:
- Create benchmark institutions that demonstrate aspirational value for competency based skill development training.
- Focus on elements of quality, sustainability and connect with stakeholders in skills delivery process.
- Transform from a mandate driven footloose model to a sustainable institutional model.
These centres will be state of the art training centres, called Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK). These centres will be exclusive, iconic and will be marketed as the best-in-class skill development centres. They will run industry-driven courses of high quality with a focus on employ-ability. NSDC is the implementation agency for the project.
PMKKs are being allotted to only those organizations that have the capability and track record to deliver high-quality vocational skill programs in line with youth aspirations and market demands. Empower Pragati has the necessary credentials already established which make it one amongst the top skill training providers in India.
Empower Pragati has been selected to establish 28 PMKKs, 12 of which are part of Phase 1 of the scheme (all in UP) and the balance 16 from Phase 3 (spread across Punjab, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Nagaland). The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, e-inaugurated 3 of our PMKKs during the official launch of this scheme in December 2016. In June 2017, The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee e-inaugurated 2 other centres. The Minister of Food Processing Industries, Smt.Harsimrat Kaur Badal launched 4 centres in May 2018.
Empower Pragati aims to train and provide employment to over 30,000 youth per annum in these PMKKs. Our PMKKs are delivering training in job roles from sectors like Agriculture, Telecom, Apparel, Beauty & Wellness, Electronic & Hardware, Healthcare, Logistics, Retail, IT/ITeS etc. Every one of our PMKKs has fully furnished class rooms with projectors, well equipped-training labs, library, counselling room, placement room and pantry. We adopt the best training practices to impart quality skill education to our students.