Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra ( UTTARAKHAND )

With every public discourse and every address from the Prime Minister himself talking about Skill Development and its underlying role in putting forth India in the global picture, it becomes imperative to understand its relevance and also be an active participant in its execution at all levels.

Why Skilling

In the present context, although India is demographically positioned to fill the gap with its growing young population in an otherwise aging world, we need to see that our conventional education system is not equipped to cater to the market and to create a skilled workforce. The relationship between education, employment and skills has to be more sustainable and holistic. Also, not just the demand of a growing private sector but also the need of the government sector to shift to a more skill-based professional workforce makes it all the more necessary to be able to impart a skill-based training to our youth.

PMKK Uttarakhand – Adding a new chapter to Sewa

Keeping in resonance with the same philosophy,  Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) intends to establish visible and aspirational Model Training Centres (MTCs) in every district of the country with NSDC being the implementation agency for the project. Sewa International has added a new feather in the cap by working with the Government to provide skills and employment to the calamity ravaged Uttarakhand. The aim is to build a self-sustained community and individual in the long run so as to reduce the dependence on aids and donations eventually.

Sewa International was selected by NSDC for allotting UK1 cluster in the Garhwal region, UK. In partnership with FTEC Pvt Ltd, Sewa is setting up 7 State of the art Model Skill  Centers called Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras with the following aims:

  • To shift from a top-down consumption-based approach to a more self-driven and livelihood generating an institutional model.
  • PMKKs to be developed as quality institutions taking care of aspirations of the trainees and a competency-based skill development training.
  • Focus on not just a one-time course or training, but to create a connect with the community involved at large.

The centers across Uttarakhand have a cluster-based approach taking into view the demography of the adjacent regions.

1. PMKK Dehradun 

Location: 957 Khasra no., Central Hope Town, Meelu Complex, Chakrata Road, Selaqui, Vikasnagar, Dehradun.

Started in July 2017 the Kendra at Dehradun has by far acquired a 5-star rating by the NSDC. The center has been giving training in apparel and home furnishing, beauty and wellness courses, construction sector and IT-ites. 

Job Roles:

  • Self employed Tailor
  • Asst beauty therapist
  • Asst electrician
  • Domestic data entry operator.

2. PMKK Haridwa


Location: 49, Raipur, Bhagwanpur, Roorkee (Distt Haridwar), Uttarakhand

The trainees have been imparted with latest training content ranging from beauty, wellness to the fields of construction and electronics –hardware.

Job Roles :

  • Self employed Tailor
  • Asst beauty therapist
  • Asst electrician
  • Domestic data entry operator
  • Field technician computer peripherals.

3. PMKK Pauri 

Location: Village Dang Aithana, Pauri road, Srinagar PMKK Pauri is also a 5 star rated center by NSDC.

Job Roles:

  • Field technician for home appliances
  • Domestic data entry operator
  • Field technician computer peripherals
  • Home health aide
  • store promoter
  • Distributor salesman
  • Business correspondence
  • facilitator.

4. PMKK Tehri 


Location: Old Tehri Road , Chamba, Tehri Garhwal

Chief Guest, Shri Dhan Singh Negi (MLA, Tehri), Smt. Anandi Negi(Block Head, Tehri), Principals from nearby schools/colleges and many other dignitaries graced the occasion. SIB also organized Kaushal Mela, where hundreds of trainees registered for the courses running at the new center.

Job Roles: 

  • Domestic Data Entry Operator
  • Front Office Associate
  • Self Employed Tailor
  • Home Health Aide 
  • Mobile Phone Hardware Repair Technician

5. PMKK Rudraprayag – 

Location: Gavni gaon, P.O Chandrapuri

Keeping in mind the demography of the region the center has provided adequate state of the art facilities for the trainees. 

Job Roles :

  • Self-employed tailors
  • Domestic data entry operators
  • Quality seed grower
  • Front office associate

6. PMKK Uttarkashi 

Location– Near Petrol Pump, Gangotri highway, Matli, Uttarkashi

The influx technology, especially the telecom sector has been a boon for job creation. The center is proactively training young boys and girls. 

Job Roles:

  • Mobile phone repair technicians
  • General duty assistants
  • field sales executive for telecom plans and services.

7. PMKK Chamoli

Location: Village Padli, Karnaprayag , Distt Chamoli.

Trainees in huge numbers have been registering and undergoing training in Agriculture sector, especially organic farming. The food processing sector has also attracted many youths as technicians in jam industry.

Through continuous assessment and evaluation, Sewa has been successful to get school and college dropouts under the ambit of these schemes as beneficiaries. It is also working to cover soft skills like communication, IT Training, employment preparedness etc. Proper printed training content has been circulated to students and trainer guides. A robust and effective system of assessment and certification has been set up in place by the Sector Skill Council.

Job Roles:

  • Mobile phone repair technicians
  • General duty assistants
  • Organic grower
  • Jam jelly ketchup processing technician.