HPKVN plans and facilitates vocational training programmes for the youth of Himachal Pradesh with the objective to enhance employability and provide them better placements. The trainings are also aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and establishment of small-scale business start-ups.
• Pilot Training Programme: A short term pilot training programme was rolled out in December 2016 across 8 sectors with the objective of training 1,080 Himachali youth in 11 job roles and provide them employment.
• B.Voc. Programme: The Department of Higher Education (DOHE) has introduced the B.Voc. Program in 12 Government colleges of the state namely, Govt. College Bilaspur, Chamba, Dharamshala (Kangra), Nurpur, (Kangra), Kullu, Mandi, Sanjauli (Shimla), Rampur (Shimla), Una, Hamirpur, Solan, and Nahan ( Sirmour) from academic year 2017-18. The programme is currently available in two vocational streams: Retail Management and Tourism & Hospitality. It is being implemented with the help of 4 Training Service Providers (TSPs). The program is aligned to NSQF within the undergraduate level of higher education and provides a suitable mix of Academic (40%) and skill (60%) components. The programme aims to enhance employability of the graduates and meet industry requirements.
•PMKVY: HPKVN is currently implementing the PMKVY 2.0 Centrally Sponsored State Managed (CSSM) Programme across 15 sectors with 22 Training Service Providers. The programme aims to train the youth of HP in industry-relevant, NSQF-aligned courses with support from NSDC and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Government of India).