The Department of Labour, Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (LESDE) implemented 3 broad Vocational Training Scheme in the Skill Development sector namely, Craftsman Training Scheme, PMKVY and Apprenticeship Training Scheme. Apart from these training courses, the department organised events to create awareness for Skill Development within the State. 



PUM: Innovation Fair: 


An annual event, called ‘PUM: Innovative Fair’ funded under STRIVE Scheme was successfully held for the first time on the 24th  to 26th  of March, 2021 at Govt. I.T.I Complex, Aizawl, Mizoram. The event consisted of Workshop and Innovation Fair, wherein I.T.I and erstwhile students engaged in workshops with Master Trainers well versed in different fields. A lively interaction was held during the session. As for the Innovation Fair programme, the main event commenced on the 2nd and 3rd day, wherein competitions were held among participants registered from all I.T.I trades. 23 projects were showcased in the event. The overall event was a success as the winners were awarded with endorsement offers from big companies outside the state. 

The following participants were declared winners in the PUM Innovation Fair:- 

Pu Dengrikhuma was conferred with 1st prize receiving Rs. 1 lakh, Trophy and a citation for Guitar Making. 

Pi Gospel Lalfakzuali was awarded 2nd prize receiving Rs. 50,000, trophy and a citation for cake baking. 

Pi Zochansangi was handed 3rd prize receiving Rs. 30,000, trophy and a citation for food processing. 

Additionally, separate award was given for current ITI Students, and People’s Choice Award was arranged wherein the winner was chosen on the basis of audience polls collected on the spot. Following are the winners of the two award categories: 

Deborah Lalnunsiami was awarded the best ITI student for cake baking and was conferred with cash prize of Rs. 5,000/-, a memento and a citation. 

Johny Lalsangzuala was accorded with People’s Choice award for his solar hybrid water distillation entry and was conferred with cash prize of Rs. 30,000/-, a citation and a trophy.

2nd Mizoram Innovation Fair : PÛM – 2022 : 


Aizawl the 11th November 2022: The closing function of PÛM - 2022, Innovation Competition & Exhibition Fair which was organized by Labour, Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Department was held on November 11, 2022 at Govt. ITI Campus, Aizawl.

The Chief Guest Hon’ble LESDE Minister Mr. Lalchhandama Ralte also delivered a speech and talk about the relentless work of the department even during the pandemic; how free rations were supplied to hundreds of beneficiaries. He pointed out how major developed nations are generally those that are highly skilled and that India is also following similar footsteps towards this direction. He further encouraged the ITI students not to focus merely on Govt. jobs but rather to take up skill development for future employment. 

The programme started with an address by Mr. Lalramsanga Sailo, Secretary, LESDE Deptt. who highlighted briefly about the innovation fair and exhibition. He mentioned the growing importance of skill development today; the promotion of which is one of the major objective of LESDE department. After his short speech all the participants and Judges were presented a Memento by the department.

LESDE Director, Mrs Angela Zothanpuii conveyed gratitude and appreciation to all the participants and gathering of the Fair. She gave a brief report of the fair and competition where she point out that PUM-2022 was organized through World Bank funded schemes namely STRIVE & SANKALP currently functioning under the umbrella of LESDE department. Altogether the programme saw a participation of 11 special invitees who opened their stall at the exhibition and the Innovation Competition witness 25 participants from Engineering trade and 39 from Non-Engineering trade, overall 64 participants in the competition.

The function closed with a vote of thanks from the Addl. Secy LESDE, Mr. K. Lalhmingliana who conveyed his appreciation and acknowledgement to all the participants. He concluded by indicating that the key to a prosperous future for the State lies significantly on the development of skill development. A prize distribution ceremony was held for all the participants of the competition. The winners are as follows –


1ST Prize – Lalthafela, Kawnpui, Fitter (Kuhva Thelna)

2nd Prize – Zochhuanmawia, ITI Veng,  Electrical & Electronics (Auto Connector/Disconnector)

3rd Prize – PC Lalawmpuia, Hnahlan, Electronics (Non-Contact AC Line Tester)


1st Prize    - Stephen Lalchawiliana, Lawngtlai,Surface Ornamentation Technique(1,00,000/- & Trophy)

2nd Prize   - Vanlalbiakdiki, Sihhmui, Footwear Making (50,000/- & Trophy)

3rd Prize   -  Lalbiakdika, Chawngtlangpui, Food Production (General) (30,000/- & Trophy)

BEST ITI STUDENTS – (ITI zirlai zinga ti tha ber) :

1st Prize - COPA Trade (2022 Batch), Govt. ITI, Aizawl, Web application. (20,000/-)

2nd Prize – C. Lalrinpuia, Govt. ITI Siaha, Carpentry. (10,000/-)

3rd Prize – Kane Vanlalhriatpuia, Govt. ITI Aizawl : Carryable Mosquito Repellent. (5,000/-)


Engineering Category        -Electronic&Telecommunication Eng., Women Polytechnic (5,000/-)

Non-Engineering Category    -Baker&Confectionery, Govt. ITI Aiawl (5,000/-)

For the first time in the State, Mizoram Skills & Entrepreneurship Award was also presented to one recipient from each district as follows-

Aizawl         -    Pu C Lalpekliana, Woodland Construction
Lunglei         -    Pu JH Lalramzauva, RZ Construction
Champhai    -    Pu Lalrinchhana Hnamte, GC Carpentry & H&C Design Group
Siaha        -    Pu LH Thatha KMC Firm & Construction Consultancy & VSE
Kolasib        -    Tv. HD Lalhmingliana, HD Furniture
Serchhip    -    Pu Lalsangzuala, S&K Wall Panel Works
Lawngtlai    -    Nl. C Lalnunmawii Chinzah Fashion Inn
Mamit        -    Pu K Vanlalchhuanga, RAPCO Pvt. Ltd.
Khawzawl    -    Tv. Zonunsanga, Joy Mobile Care & Ebenezer Mobil Solution    
Saitual        -    Pi Ngurbiaktluangi, Nguri Puantahna
Hnahthial    -    Pu Lalzarzova, Zara Interior Works
Apart from this, Lifetime Achievement Award was also presented to Mr. R. Ramhmangaiha proprietor of Hnam Chhantu, Aizawl.

IndiaSkills  Competition (STATE LEVEL ) : 2021


It was held for the first time in Mizoram, funded under National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC), Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India. It was organised by Labour, Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (LESDE) Department, Government of Mizoram on 30th - 31st March, 2021 at Govt. ITI Campus, Aizawl. 50 participants were competed in 11 different trades out of which 15 winners and runner’s up were awarded Rs.20,000/- and Rs.10,000/- respectively and were selected to compete for Regional Skills Competition as below:-


                        Bakery                         -           Lalramtluangi             & Deborah Lalnunsiami
Fashion Technology - Lalnunfeli & C Lalfakzuali
Painting & Decoration - Samuel Lallawmzuala & Daniel Lalrinchhana
Beauty Therapy - Emanuel Laltleipuia & Joyce Lalhminghlui
Hair Dressing - Jenny Lalbiakpari
Hotel Reception - Lalrintluanga
Carpentry - Lalrothara
Plumbing & Heating - Albert Lalfakawma
Electrical Installation - Ronald Lalrohlua
Welding - Lalruatpuia
                         Floristry                      -           Maximus Lalruatkima            



IndiaSkills  Competition (REGIONAL LEVEL ): 2021



It was funded under National Skills Development Council (NSDC), Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India and was organised by NSDC & Sector Skill Council (SSC), Govt. of India on 20th - 23rd October, 2021 at Patna, Bihar.
For the first time15 participants were competed in 11 different trades out of which 12 winners and runner ups were selected to compete for National Competition to represent North-East Zone in New Delhi. The following list enumerates the list of winners in the Regional Skill Competition who will then represent India post their selection at the national level:-


BAKERY                                      ● Lalramtluangi (GOLD), conferred Medal, citation &

                                                          cash prize of Rs. 21,000/-

                                        ● Deborah Lalnunsiami (SILVER), awarded Medal,         

                                             citation & cash prize of Rs. 11,000/-


FASHION                                      ● Lalnunfeli (GOLD), awarded Medal, citation & cash 

                                                       prize of Rs. 21,000/-

                                         ● C.Lalfakzuali (SILVER), conferred Medal, citation &

                                             cash prize of Rs. 11,000/-    

HAIRDRESSING                          ● Jenny Lalbiakpari (SILVER), awarded Medal,  

                                                       Citation & cash prize of Rs. 11,000/-  


HOTEL RECEPTION                   ● Lalrintluanga (SILVER), awarded Medal, Citation & 

                                                       cash prize of Rs. 11,000/- 


PAINTING & DECORATION        ● Samuel Lallawmzuala (GOLD), awarded Medal, 

                                                        Citation & cash prize of Rs. 21,000/-

                                          ● Daniel Lalrinchhana (SILVER), conferred with 

                                             Medal, Citation & cash prize of Rs. 11,000/-.


WELDING                                       ● Lalruatpuia (SILVER), was awarded Medal, Citation 

                                                            & cash prize of Rs. 11,000/-.


 FLORISTRY                                  ● Maximus Lalruatkima (Walkover), awarded Citation 

                                                           & Rs. 5,000/-.


PLUMBING & HEATING               ● Albert Lalfakawma (Walkover), conferred Citation 

                                                           + Rs. 5,000/-.


CARPENTRY                                  ● Lalrothara (Walkover), awarded Citation & 

                                                         Rs. 5,000/-.




IndiaSkills  Competition (National level) : 2021



It was organized by NSDC & SSC, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India on 6th - 10th January, 2022 at New Delhi.13 participants were competed in 10 different trades from Mizoram who were funded under Socio Economic Development Policy (SEDP), Government of Mizoram. 


  • In this competition, Miss Vanlalbiakdiki won Gold Medal  in Shoe Making  with cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh and Mr. Maximus Lalruatkima won Bronze medal in Floristry trade with prize of Rs. 50,000/-. 


  • The two medal winners are undergoing training in boot camp at Mumbai to represent India in ‘World Skill Competition’ in Shanghai, China on October 2022.





KAWTCHHUAH: 2022 (Startup Fair for Govt. ITI Pass-outs)



Funded under Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE) Project, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India. Organised on 22nd – 23rd March, 2022 at Govt. ITI Campus, Aizawl to inculcate Entrepreneurial culture among ITI Graduates and assist them in setting up their own start up business. Each competitor presented their business plan/pitch    before a panel of judges for consideration. Lectures on hard skill & soft skills were also given to them. Amongst 61 registered competitors, 21 were selected and given a seed fund of Rs. 50,000/- each on different ITI trades :-

  • Computer Operator & Programming Assistant (COPA), 
  • Wireman, Electronic Mechanic
  • Plumber
  • Baker & Confectioner 
  • Cutting & Sewing
  • Welder 
  • Carpenter


Performance will be constantly monitored by the Department. Startup Fair is proposed to be held annually.


The ‘Skill Hubs Initiative’ under PMKVY 3.0 aims at creating shared infrastructure, aligning with the needs of the local economy, and addressing the needs of all target segments for vocational training. It is also expected that existing resources in education and skilling system can be put to optimum usage by utilization for skilling beyond normal working hours and during weekends. The scheme is aimed at the following:

  • Provision of permanent vocational infrastructure and resources for skilling
  • To ensure contiguous availability of skilling centre's for ease of candidates
  • Align the vocational offerings at all levels with overall economic and local economy needs

  • Introduce vocational learning at an early stage with multiple well-defined pathways for candidates to continue with their chosen vocations
  • Provide vocational offerings for target segments including in-school, drop-outs and out-of-education candidates.