SMART Centres

Building a self-reliant workforce

"Our success in bridging the skills gap will be crucial in determining India's position in the world economy in future. Programmes like SMART go a long way in this direction."
- C.P. Gurnani

SMART Centres

SMART centres train youth from economically weaker sections of the urban community with the requisite employability skills through a structured training program, ensuring that they are placed in suitable dignified jobs. The program places great emphasis on foundational skills for a job such as Spoken English, Basic IT and Workplace Readiness. In SMART, there are a total of 15 domains and 63 courses that the students can opt from SMART, SMART+ (for persons with disabilities) and SMART-T (Technical) Centres.

Youth trained since FY 2012-13
Youth trained in FY 2020-21

Skills-for-Market Training (SMART)

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Empowering youth with skills for a brighter future

The SMART program offers vocational training in diverse domains across the service as well as the manufacturing industry. The program provides training in courses such as Foundation skills and domain-specific areas that are aligned to the QP (qualification pack) and NOS (National Occupation Standards) as specified by the Sector Skill Council.

Sector Specific Domains:

In SMART training centres, there are a total of 15 domains and 63 courses that students can opt from. Some of the courses include:

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Beauty and Wellness
  • Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
  • Health
  • Hospitality
  • IT-Enabled Services (ITES)
  • Retail

Foundation Skills Course:

• Basic IT
• Spoken English
• Workplace Readiness

The Training Manuals are detailed and easy to comprehend. A robust system of regular assessments and certification on successful completion of the training is an integral part of the program. Youth graduating from SMART centres are successfully placed in the service and manufacturing sectors. The SMART program has a live Management Information System that helps in monitoring and evaluation of quantitative and qualitative data across all locations.

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SMART - Technical

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Developing skills to solve technical problems

The SMART-T or Technical Training program offers training in trades related to job opportunities in the manufacturing industry.

Apart from the Foundation course, the SMART-T Centres offer training in the following trades:
• Automobile Technician
• Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC), Milling and Turning
• AC and Refrigeration Mechanic
• Electrician
• Fitter and Maintenance Technician
• Welding – Basic / Advanced


Meet Our SMART Partner Organizations


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