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Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Mission (UPSDM) has been established in the state to carry forward the skill development initiatives in a coordinated manner.
The Missions envisions that by the end of the Twelfth Plan Period, all the youth of the state who do not want to, or cannot, due to any reason including financial, pursue formal general education after class 5th ,would have fair choices to acquire skills that are relevant to the employers, at a reasonable cost and within reasonable distance from their residence and would have the facility to obtain professional counselling in making good choices based upon their interest and aptitude and also employment potential of the skill and would also be facilitated in obtaining placement after acquiring certification.
To achieve this, the Mission will integrate efforts of various departments of the State and Central Government organizations engaged in providing skill development training and make available employment oriented and placement linked training in vocational skills to 45 lakh youth in the age group of 14 to 35 years by 2016-17, and even at a greater pace thereafter, by partnering with government and private training providers, while ensuring equitable access to the most disadvantaged, including women; and strive for placement of preferably at least 70% of the trained youth in gainful wage and self-employment to enable them to contribute to the economic development of the State.
To ensure that the skill development activities are able to make a perceptible difference in the capabilities of the target beneficiaries, all trainings under UPSDM shall last for a duration between 240 and 1130 hours which shall include a minimum of 180 hours of core skills and 60 hours of soft skills (Work Readiness, English Language & Communication Skills, IT & Computer Skills).
Within the target segment of 14-35 years, the emphasis will be on persons coming from the marginalised and vulnerable sections of society, and those who need short duration skill development courses to be able to take advantage of entry level positions in all sectors of the economy.