DDU-GKY is the placement-led skill training initiative of the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD). We invest in training of a job-ready, skilled workforce, transforming poor rural Indian youth into skilled productive employees to empower industry with the right manpower for success and growth Read More
You can engage with us directly in three ways, as Champion Employers, as Captive Employers and through Industry Internships.
Employers who can train and provide employment for 5,000 or more rural poor youth in the first 2 years are eligible to partner with us as ‘Champion Employers’. Subsequently, during the tenure of the MoU, they need to train and employ or place a minimum of 2,500 rural youth annually.
Who should consider becoming Champion Employers?
Does your business employ or place blue or rust collar employees in large numbers? Are your employees the engine of growth and/or rapid expansion? If your answer is “Yes”, then you should definitely consider partnering with DDU-GKY as Champion Employers.
You could be a retail chain, rapidly expanding and opening new stores in different geographies or a security and facilities management provider entering new markets and territories and even a rapidly expanding logistics company, partner with us to leverage the benefits of a skilled workforce.
Read about one of our Champion Employers here.
Understand more about how partnering with us benefits your business.
What does being a Champion Employer entail?
Champion employers engage with us through an official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Usual responsibilities of Champion Employers:
Usual responsibilities of DDU-GKY:
If you are interested in entering into a Champion Employer engagement with DDU-GKY, contact us here.
Businesses who already can train 500 or more in their own training facilities and employ them in their own organization or one of their subsidiaries, are eligible to partner with us as Captive Employers
Who should consider becoming Captive Employers?
If you or your group businesses need manpower to grow and fulfil your business goals, and you have ready training facilities, then you should consider becoming a Captive Employer with DDU-GKY.
You could be a security services provider, rapidly expanding in different geographies or an industry with planned expansion in your factory or even a rapidly expanding logistics company, partner with us to leverage the benefits of a skilled workforce.
What does being a Captive Employer entail?
Captive Employers engage with us through an official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Usual responsibilities of Captive Employers:
Usual responsibilities of DDU-GKY:
If you are interested in entering into a Captive Employer engagement with DDU-GKY, contact us here.
Businesses that employ a large number of blue or rust collar employees, and need to rapidly increase their workforce to grow their businesses can engage with DDU-GKY using the Industrial Internships approach. Herein, DDU-GKY offers an easier engagement where the business needs to assure absorption of candidates.
Who should engage with DDU-GKY in Industrial Internships?
A skilled labour intensive business which needs to add workforce to scale but does not have any training facilities can engage with DDU-GKY in the Industrial Internship mode. For instance, if you are a business specializing in handicrafts and you need skilled workers to build scale. If you can ensure learning on-the-job, then you should choose the Industrial Internships route. Herein, DDU-GKY ensures access and retention of candidates for a period of 12 months through financial support. All you need to do is to employ the candidate after the completion of 12 months at a minimum salary of Rs. 10,000/- per month.
What does Industrial Internship entail?
Industrial Internships engage with us through an official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Usual responsibilities of Industrial Internship employers:
Usual responsibilities of DDU-GKY:
If you would like to sign up for the Industrial Internship program, write to us here.
Typically, the training process consists of:
Mobilization: getting the right candidates into the training program, through visiting villages, meeting with all relevant youth, identifying the right candidates using aptitude tests and enrolment with proper documentation.
Training: setting up and delivering the program at modern and well-equipped training centers, qualified trainers, quality content (both online and offline) and pedagogy, engaging training methods, work readiness inputs, and work oriented counseling. Training duration can range from 576 hours to 2304 hours (from a minimum of 3 months to 1 year). DDU-GKY uses technology extensively to monitor progress and training success of individuals:
Training Assessment and certification: Independent third party external assessment to determine the skill, knowledge and attitude of trainees working with NCVT or SSCs of NSDC for curricula, assessment and certification. DDU-GKY graduates duly receive a Skill Training Certificate upon successful completion.
Placement: each trained candidate is offered placements through Job Melas and Placements Cells of the PIAs. DDU-GKY mandates that at least 70% should be placed at a minimum salary of Rs. 6,000/- per month (CTC).
Post placement support: Candidates placed often have very myriad needs, both monetary and psychological. Providing assistance in terms of adjusting in a new city or helping them manage their monthly finances is a key responsibility. This ensures that candidates placed tend to remain in their jobs and grow in their careers
Trainers play a crucial role in delivering quality skilled workforce. DDU-GKY ensures that qualified domain experts, assessed through written tests and certification, are recruited as trainers in every training centre as well as a PIA wide resource team to deliver and prepare a suitable and work-ready workforce. In addition, DDU-GKY has recently invested in ‘Training of Trainers’ program click here to learn more about the program in facilitation skill (teaching ability) expansion of trainers across various training centres.
At DDU-GKY, we recognize the following types of placements:
If you want to peek into one of our training centres, click here. [Link to CCTV videos of a training centre come here]. You can also enter into a relationship with us as a Placement Cell. A placement cell needs to aggregate jobs, discover work conditions, crowd-source reputation of the employer and build negotiations for monthly salaries and career paths for trained youth. If you want to partner with us as a Placement Cell, write to us here
Recruitment and retention are areas we impact. Also, HR and people are playing a larger role today in effecting business growth. Like café coffee day needs brew masters who speak the local language and follow local customs to ensure better customer service. This is what we should be writing about.
Rural poor youth have always been denied opportunity and hence are more motivated and committed to the organization and the job when they get one. They are malleable and can be moulded rather more easily in any culture and do not carry any burden that needs to be un-learned first
The biggest advantage with DDU-GKY is a cost shaving of about 7-8%. This is essentially savings on mobilization and reimbursement/ take-over of training cost.
Recruiting from our pool of trained and skilled workers is easy. All you have to do is to fill this form and we will contact you with profiles. In fact, you will find that once you enter into a relationship, it gets easier to not only recruit but also build your own workforce.
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