Vishwakarma Shram Samman Yojana (VSSY)

The ‘Vishwakarma Shram Samman Yojana (VSSY)’ training programme conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Institute of Design and Research (UPIDR) in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh is a commendable initiative aimed at empowering and uplifting the skilled labor force in the state.

With a focus on vocational training and skill development, this program plays a crucial role in enhancing employability and improving the socio-economic conditions of workers.

  • The VSSY training programme is designed to cater to the needs of workers from various sectors, including construction, manufacturing, textiles/handicrafts, confectionery etc. in the form of various trades for:
  • Tailor
  • Potter
  • Mason
  • Confectioner
  • Carpenter
  • Blacksmith
  • Goldsmith
  • Barber
  • Shoe maker
  • Basket weaver, etc.
  • It offers comprehensive training modules that cover a wide range of skills, including technical expertise, craftsmanship, safety protocols, and industry-specific knowledge including scope of design intervention through contemporary innovation and fusion.
  • The program ensures that participants receive hands-on training and practical exposure, enabling them to acquire the necessary skills and competencies required for their respective trades.

UPIDR, known for its excellence in design and research, serves as a platform for imparting high-quality training to participants (trainees).

  • The institute boasts a team of empaneled and experienced designers, trainers and experts who provide guidance and mentorship throughout the program. By leveraging their expertise, UPIDR ensures that trainees receive industry-relevant training that aligns with market demands.
  • The VSSY training programme not only focuses on technical skills but also emphasizes soft skills development.
  • The Beneficiaries/Trainees are provided with communication skills training, entrepreneurial guidance, and exposure to modern technologies.
  • The holistic approach equips them with a well-rounded skill set, making them more adaptable and competitive in the job market, and to enable them to secure gainful employment, thereby improving their financial stability and contributing to the overall economic growth of the state.
  • The VSSY training programme has witnessed remarkable success, with numerous beneficiaries achieving economic independence and self-reliance.
  • The program has not only helped individuals in acquiring new skills but has also played a significant role in reducing unemployment rates and addressing the skill gap in Uttar Pradesh.

In conclusion, the ‘Vishwakarma Shram Samman Yojana (VSSY)’ training programme conducted by UPIDR is a transformative initiative that empowers skilled workers, enhances their employability, and uplifts their socio-economic conditions.

Through comprehensive training, industry collaboration and support, the program enables participants to thrive in their respective trades and contributes to the overall development of Uttar Pradesh.