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DDU-GKY is uniquely placed in the skill training eco-system of the country. As part of the Ministry of Rural Development, it caters to the largest potential worker stream in the country, the 57 million strong rural poor youth between the ages of 15 and 35. Through its parent program of Aajeevika, it has access to numerous Self-Help Groups (SHGs) across the country where the members not only facilitate in mobilization but also in ensuring attendance, facilitating village or community level participation and monitoring progress at regular intervals. It is also connected with rural Employment schemes like the MGNREGA, has credible access to Gram Sabhas and Gram Panchayat through its sister agencies and an experiential knowledge spanning over decades of running successful programs in the hinterland. This ensures that DDU-GKY can access and mobilize a large number of committed youth to training centres and facilitate training and transformation.
In addition, DDU-GKY has invested in the making of Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to define minimum benchmarks, systematize processes, define service level standards and build transparency in operations as well as managing delays and defaults. DDU-GKY has also adopted a distributed ERP system, called e-Kaushal and the Public Financial Management System (PFMS) to facilitate programme management, and ensure transparent investments and tracking of fund utilization.
So if you are an educational institute of repute, a large employer with training infrastructure or a large private skill training expert, DDU-GKY is the right partner to grow with.
Who all are eligible to partner with DDU-GKY?
Any registered organization (other than proprietorships or partnerships) can apply to be a Training Partners. If you are already registered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) as a partner or work with NSDC as a partner, can also apply directly to us.
At the time of application, a partner should have positive net worth in at least two of the last three financial years and a turnover of at least 25 percent of the size of the project cost. DDU-GKY allows for a consortium of partners to apply.
That said, DDU-GKY prefers the following partners:
If you belong to any of the above, it’s time we start a conversation. Click here to send an email to the to DDU-GKY today.
DDU-GKY invests in projects, but it’s our training partners who play the all-important role of becoming the bridge between industry and candidates. Building a project requires partners to complete a proposal, and strategic tasks that involve:
Once the project is approved, the five pillars that lead to success for our training partners are:
So how do we decide whether the partnership is a good fit? We have identified and notified a 4-stage due diligence process and have set up an Empowered Committee [EC] that convenes for project approvals. The notification can be found in the Resources.
We review each application independently, with a focus on the readiness of the partner and the best interests of candidates and employers.
We look for alignment of values and beliefs, financial and proposed project merits, relevant skilling and placement experiences, team and capacity of the team, transparency and accountability and the readiness to implement the project as key criteria. Based on these, automatic scores are awarded which determine the rating, investment and the extent of investment.
The first step in putting together a project lies in identifying which job-roles or courses would you like to offer. We’d like you to identify and administer training for trade-specific skills [you can look-up the NCVT roles/ SSCs] to meet industry demand. Coming from rural India, our youth require some additional inputs to prove themselves and retain jobs. This calls for training in soft skills, functional English and computer education (basic IT skills) in addition to training for job roles. These are essential ingredients that we believe, will enable our candidates to work and grow in their jobs.
Our training partners are also welcome to propose and submit multiple projects with multiple trades or job-roles. Each project, however is identified to a District and/or to a State. Multi state projects are not accepted.
Together, we want to transform rural poor youth into an economically independent and globally relevant workforce. Together, we are committed to manifesting this transformation and moving people from poverty to productivity and prosperity.
At DDU-GKY we follow a fixed cost model and support training partners that meet eligibility requirements. We also encourage innovations, not only in training and pedagogy, but also in projects on the whole. The investment model follows the preferences indicated earlier?, through a simple process of categorization of partners and projects.
Our investment is on the basis of three different project sizes as highlighted below:
In case of multiple projects, each project will be limited as above, while the relationship with the PIA can be scaled as needed or possible.
All processes of investment decisions, programme management and monitoring tasks are completed by Technical Support Agencies (TSAs) on behalf of the Ministry of Rural Development. The TSAs are independent entities with adequate resources and past experiences of managing large skilling projects in rural India.
Project funding and investment pattern
The four instalments are:
For information on project grants for skilling and placement, download
Training providers are also give incentives for job retention (staying on the job or labour market for a period of 12 months post placement) and career progression (growth in monthly salary by over 150% of the initial monthly salary as placed) of candidates. Incentives are also given for facilitating foreign placements and conducting live distance training.
Steps to Apply:
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The manual of standard operating procedures (SOPs) is provided for those implementing DDU-GKY. The SOPs have been put together after careful considerations and a number of discussions involving different stakeholders.
To refer to the SOPs, download the manual, here
We have also created an E-learning module on SOP, so that there is clarity in implementation, for any queries on the SOP or how to use the E-learning module, click here to write to us.
At DDU-GKY we encourage information sharing, and promote innovative practice, stay updated on the closest initiative to you.
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