In the government sponsored skill training eco-system of the country, DDU-GKY is one the bigger programmes.
The DDU-GKY skilling ecosystem consists of The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) or the National Mission Management Unit (NMMU or NU), State Missions, Project Implementing agencies or training partners and Technical Support Agencies. Curriculum support is through National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) and the Sector Skill Councils (SSC) of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Combined with industry partnerships and partnerships with employers, the ecosystem comes together to provide the best possible training and gainful employment for a candidate.
DDU-GKY takes pride in its partners and their ability to add value. Innovation from partners is encouraged to build scale and capacity… its unique implementation structure involves partners, who are by nature, committed to changing lives and are experts in their areas, they form a part of the Skilling Ecosystem integrated by DDU-GKY. Partners are supported through investment, capacity building, strategies for retention, linkages to international placement and technology support for training purposes.
The candidates are the most important stakeholder for us, our aim is to make sure our candidates benefit. We aim to impact the ‘most needy’ through our intervention at all times. To aid in this, we are also building linkages with the SECC (Socio-Economic & Case Census). Our partners will play an active role in order to achieve this.
To make sure those who need our support, are in fact, receiving it, we have identified a profile of candidates that we look forward to including in our projects.
Preferred profile of candidates:In order to fulfil its objective of catering to the underserved or deprived, DDU-GKY is uniquely focused on rural youth between the ages of 15 and 35 years from poor families, as can be identified through
- MGNREGA worker households, with a minimum of 15 days of completed work in the previous year
- Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) households
- Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) card or BPL PDS card holding households
- Self Help Group (SHG) households
- NRLM-Self Help Group households
- Special projects for special groups such as victims of trafficking, manual scavengers, trans-genders, rehabilitated bonded labour and other vulnerable groups.