“Seekho aur Kamao (Learn & Earn)” is a scheme implemented since 2013-14 for skill development of minorities.
The "Seekho Aur Kamao(Learn & Earn)"- The Scheme for Skill Development of Minorities aims to upgrade the skills of the minority youths in various modern/traditional vocations depending upon their educational qualification, present economic trends and the market potential. This scheme helps the minority communities to find employment and make them eligible for self-employment based on skills.
This scheme initiated the skill development programme for Modular Employable Skills (MES) which are approved by National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) of India. The MES courses approved by NCVT include the majority of traditional skills being practiced by the minority communities. The courses included are Embroidery, Chikankari, Zardosi, Patchwork, Gem and Jewelry, Weaving, Wooden works, Leather goods, Brass metal works, Glass wares, Carpet etc. Other courses approved by NCVT will also be taken up in a particular State or region depending on the demand and local market potential.
This may help the minority communities to preserve the Indian traditional arts and crafts. It empowers the minority communities to face the market challenges and avail the opportunities.
This scheme provides the job oriented short duration Skill development training for candidates/students belonging to minority communities(Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsis and Jains)