41 trainers felicitated at ‘Kaushalacharya Awards 2021’

New Delhi, Sep 18:
In a bid to empower India’s youth and encourage more trainers to join the Skill India Mission, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) on Friday honoured trainers and launched four new trades at a digital conclave organized on the third edition of Kaushalacharya Awards.
At the event, 41 trainers from Skill India’s several initiatives and training programmes — Directorate General of Training (DGT), Apprenticeship, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), Jan ShikshanSansthan (JSS) and Entrepreneurship — were felicitated for their contribution towards creating a future-ready skilled workforce and ensuring that capacity-building is a continued endeavour. Of the 41 trainers who were felicitated, Trishya Mohanty (JSS) from Chhattisgarhwas awarded for her outstanding contribution to the skill ecosystem.
Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Minister of Education, said, “It is truly an auspicious day today when we get to honour the creator of the universe and the creators of our skill ecosystem. Through these prestigious awards, we recognise the contribution of our trainers in building a skilled and future-ready workforce aligned with the vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat. To truly achieve this ambition, it is important that we lay emphasis on skilling, reskilling and upskilling our youth and all talented people who can work towards nation-building. MSDE is committed to address the skills gap that exists in the country and towards this, we are proud to launch these four new courses, equipping our youth with new-age skills. I am confident that our efforts will ensure high skilling standards in the country and will meet the demands the industry.”
Trainers were honoured for their contribution under various categories. Five trainers were awarded under the two categories of PMKVY Trainer and Excellence in PMKVY Master Trainer. Nine trainers received the award under JSS and two trainers were rewarded for their contribution to entrepreneurship. In addition, five candidates received awards under the apprenticeship category and two trainers were awarded from DGT for non-engineering category. Two awardees were felicitated in Engineering category. Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), pillars of India’s vocational training ecosystem, had as many as 11 trainers who were felicitated.

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