Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Department
குறு, சிறு மற்றும் நடுத்தரத் தொழில் நிறுவனங்கள் துறை


MSME Skill Training And Employment Scheme

Implementing Agency:

Commissionerate of Industries and Commerce at State level, Regional Joint Director of Industries and Commerce for Chennai district and General Mangers of District Industries Centre for other districts in Tamil Nadu.

Year of launch



Tamil Nadu the MSME capital of India, has over 17 lakh registered units, the highest in any state in India and occupied leadership position in several sectors such as leather and leather goods, engineering goods, automotive components, castings, pumps and readymade garments. One of the major issues that needs to be addressed is availability of skilled manpower to the MSMEs.


The objective of the scheme is to fulfil the skilled manpower requirement of MSMEs by imparting necessary on the job training by the MSMEs themselves and thereby creating employment. The scheme will assist the MSME sector by sharing the training cost which otherwise would be borne by the enterprises themselves.

Whom to be trained

Candidates those who fulfil the norms of the NSDC/NSDA/ Sector Skill Council/other agencies shall be considered for the training with required qualification and age limit prescribed for each trade as per the above certification agencies. Under this scheme unemployed youth who have obtained engineering degree, polytechnic diploma , ITI certificate in the age group of 18-25 will be given training linked with employment opportunity.

Training provider

MSMEs will have to give employment based job oriented on the job training which will lead to certification. It will be the responsibility of the MSMEs to ensure that for the proposed training , the relevant capacities are available with them.

Financial Assistance

As per this scheme , Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises units will give required skill training to the youth for a maximum period of six months. The salary during the training period should be atleast Rs.5000/- per month . On completion of the training, the Government will reimburse to the MSMEs Rs.2000/- per month for a maximum period of six months.Further, on completion of the training successfully, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) will assess the skill acquired by the trained candidates and issue necessary certificates.