Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Mission is an initiative of the Government of Uttar Pradesh. Empower Pragati implemented this project from March 2014 to March 2017.

Programme Objective: This scheme aims to helps those youth of the state who are not able to pursue formal education and train them for skills of their choice for their livelihood. The training is provided at a reasonable cost and within reasonable distance from the residence of the trainee. Centers have the facility to give professional counseling to help candidates make better career and skill training choices based upon their interest and aptitude.

Empower Pragati operated across 6 districts of Uttar Pradesh namely Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Allahabad, Agra and Aligarh.