Our Journey

2017

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

2016

Over 2,00,000 youth trained in various sectors across India. Empower Pragati provides vocational skills in over 960 schools across 16 states under the CSS VHSE (Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Vocationalisation of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education) project of MHRD.

2015

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.

2014

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.

2013

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

2012

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

2011

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.

2010

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