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KAUSHALACHARYA AWARDS 2021

KAUSHALACHARYA AWARDS 2021

Context:

Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Education Minister and Skill Development Minister virtually presented Kaushalacharya Awards 2021 to 41 skill trainers for their exemplary contribution to the skill ecosystem.

About Kaushalacharya Awards:

  • It aims to acknowledge trainers’ contribution to the skill ecosystem.
  • It is an initiative of Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
  • It is an annual celebration that focuses on honoring the skill trainers and the impact created by them on India’s youth.
  • National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), on behalf of MSDE, invites nominations for the awards.

About Kaushalacharya Awards 2021:

  • These 41 trainers are from several initiatives and training programmes of Skill India— Apprenticeship, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), Directorate General of Training (DGT), Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) and Entrepreneurship.
  • Trainers were honoured for their contribution under different categories. 5 trainers were awarded under the 2 categories of PMKVY Trainer and Excellence in PMKVY Master Trainer. 9 trainers received the award under JSS and 2 trainers were rewarded for their contribution to entrepreneurship.
  • In addition, 5 candidates received awards under the apprenticeship category and 2 trainers were awarded from DGT for the non-engineering category.
  • 2 awardees were awareded in the Engineering category.
  • Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), pillars of India’s vocational training ecosystem, had 11 trainers who were awarded.

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