National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS) of the Ministry of Education

To provide skill based training and opportunities to the youth thereby making them industry ready.

On November 24, 2021, The Cabinet committee on Economic Affairs headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved a stipendiary support of Rs. 3054 crores under the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS). This support is spread over a tenure of five years from 2021-22 to 2025-26. NATS is a central sector scheme under the ministry of Education, which provides employment opportunities to the students who complete their apprenticeship training. Central government has increased the stipendiary support under this scheme in line with the National Education Policy 2020. This intends to focus on encourage students towards skill education and skill based training in various sectors. It aims to empower the youth and make them industry ready.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme NameNational Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS)
Scheme UnderMinistry of Education, GOI
BeneficiariesYouth of the country
ObjectiveTo provide skill based training and opportunities to the youth thereby making them industry ready.
Official Portalmhrdnats.gov.in

Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to make the youth industry ready.
  • It tends to provide skill based training to the apprentices across the country.
  • It intends to cover students in technical courses, humanities, science as well as commerce.
  • This scheme aims at empowering the youth thereby providing them opportunities to grow in various sectors of the economy.
  • It intends to increase the employ ability of the students after completing apprenticeship training.
  • It will contribute to the economic development of the country in the long run.

Scheme Details:

  • National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS) is a central sector scheme for providing skill based apprenticeship training to the youth thereby making them industry ready.
  • Under this scheme on the go training is provided to the interested and eligible candidates across various sectors.
  • This training is provided by various industries and organizations in the country.
  • The apprentices are given a monthly stipend of Rs. 9000/ 8000 as applicable during the training period.
  • On November 24, 2021, The Cabinet committee on Economic Affairs headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved an increased stipendiary support of Rs. 3054 crores under this scheme.
  • This support is spread over a tenure of five years from 2021-22 to 2025-26.
  • Central government has increased the stipendiary support under this scheme in line with the National Education Policy 2020.
  • Initially only technical and engineering courses were covered under this scheme.
  • Now the scope of this scheme is being increased to various sectors like Humanities, Science, Commerce.
  • This scheme will now also cover emerging areas under Production Linked Incentive (PLI) like mobile manufacturing, pharma sector, automobile sector, etc.
  • It will also cover Connectivity/ Logistics industry sector under Gati Shakti.
  • This scheme aims to strengthen the skill ecosystem thereby making the youth industry ready.
  • With a focus on skill based training about 7 lakh youths will be provided with employment in the next five years under this scheme.

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