Learn and Earn Scheme 


  • To encourage the youth from the minority communities to take up employment based skills training
  • To bring down the unemployment rate of minority communities.
  • To improve employability of existing workers, school dropouts and to ensure their placements.
  • To conserve and update traditional skills of minorities and establish their linkages with the market.

Salient features

  • This is a placement linked skill development scheme for minorities aiming to upgrade the skills of minority youth in various modern/traditional skills depending upon their qualification, present economic trends and market potential, which can earn them suitable employment or make them suitably skilled to go for self-employment. 
  • This a Central Sector scheme 
  • The scheme ensures placements of minimum 75% trainees, out of which at least 50% placement is in the organized sector
  • The scheme is implemented through selected Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) all over the country

Target group

  • Minority candidate between 14-35 years of age with minimum class V qualification. 
  • Minority Women candidates (33%). 
  • Disabled candidates and non-minority BPL can also be considered.