UP being the first state in India to come up with a skill development policy with Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Mission(UPSDM)’s mandate to provide livelihood skills to the employable youth and ensure placement to enable them earn their sustenance. The UPSDM has empanelled training partners drawn from both government as well as private sector to impart training in 654 trades spanning in 53 sectors. Certification by National Skill Development Council (NSDC) and National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) authenticates the possession of requisite standard of skills by the trainees. Vision India is associated with UPSDM to train about 5000 youth across 5 different centres in UP and provide facilities for acquisition and up-gradation of skills of the unskilled and semi-skilled workforce by enabling provision for the vulnerable section e.g. women, PWD and minorities.
The main objectives of the project are as follows :