Vocational Training

Integrated Livelihood Support Project (ILSP), is a joint initiative of Government of Uttarakhand and International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and being implemented in Uttarakhand in 44 blocks of 11 hill districts under the Rural Development department.

The overall goal of ILSP is to reduce poverty which would be achieved via the more immediate development objective to “enable rural households to take up sustainable livelihood opportunities integrated with the wider economy”.

Component 1:- Food security and livelihood enhancement to be implemented by UGVS, will support crop and livestock production for food security, and develop high value cash crops and other products (such as rural tourism, etc.) to provide cash incomes. Crop and livestock production will be developed via support to Producer Groups (PG) and their higher level organizations (Livelihood Collectives- LC) formed by federating number of PGs (about 60 to 80).

The need for skill enhancement is becoming evident as the recognition for quality social capital in the inclusive growth is considered must to reach out in the dynamic local and global markets with active producers, buyers and sellers especially from rural sector. UGVS through its Integrated Livelihood Support Project (ILSP) has also taken an initiative to engage rural youth in the hills region of Uttarakhand to create opportunities for skills development in multiple trades based on the market led and aptitude matched demand and supply equation.

The delivery of short term and long term skills training would be through certified agencies with standard modules to enable youth with quality skills and further facilitate the process of job placement with industry/agencies or alternatively work as self-employed.

Vocational Training mandates

Following are the mandates given by the project those we adhere at all our traning programmes –

  • To provide skill to develop clusters based on activities related to agriculture / horticulture / Animal husbandry / tourism.
  • To check migration of youths from Hills
  • To provide skill to encourage self-employment
  • To provide skill to gain wage-employment
  • Women Empowerment

Targets and Achievements

Under its VT programme, UGVS has a mandate to train 10,000 youths during project life till 2019 from hill districts of Uttarakhand and involve at least 60% women participation with a target to gain 80% job placements including self-employment with 25% contribution from the candidates.


Target25000 youths, 80 % Employment, 60% Women
Number of students training completed 20216 (61% women)
Number of students Certified 16630
Number of students Placement offered for wage Employment and self employment 13084
Number of Students wage employment 5003 (40% women)
Number of Students Self-Employment 7262 (74% women)
Total Students in Employment + Self Employment 12265