The Short Term Training imparted at PMKVY Training Centres (TCs) is expected to benefit
candidates of Indian nationality who are either school/college dropouts or unemployed. Apart from
providing training according to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), TCs shall also
impart training in Soft Skills, Entrepreneurship, Financial and Digital Literacy. Duration of the training
varies per job role, ranging between 150 and 300 hours. Upon successful completion of their
assessment, candidates shall be provided placement assistance by Training Partners (TPs). Under
PMKVY, the entire training and assessment fees are paid by the Government. Payouts shall be
provided to the TPs in alignment with the Common Norms. Trainings imparted under the Short Term
Training component of the Scheme shall be NSQF Level 5 and below.