Skill Development Mission in India

Let’s discuss what is the Skill Development Mission in India:

It is felt that skills and knowledge are the main forces to boost economic growth and social development of a country. This skill development mission was launched by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in the year 2015. This mission will help to shorten the gap between the demand and supply of the skills.

MISSION:

# The skills given have to be upgraded to international standards through industry involvement

#To develop necessary structure for standard, curriculum and quality assurance

#To enhance, support and coordinate  private sector initiatives for better skill development

# To play the role of a market maker or getting the required amount of liquidity to the security’s market and help in enhancing the funds in the sectors where the market mechanisms are not up to the mark.

# To prioritize initiatives to procure a stimulating effect in this mission.

OBJECTIVE OF THIS MISSION:

The main objective behind this mission is to provide industry-relevant skill training to the youth of the country. These skills will help them procure good jobs and in turn a good livelihood. People already possessing these skills will also be assessed and certified under this scheme. Through this mission the training and assessment fees will be taken care of by the government, only the youth have to induct themselves in this mission and learn the skills.

KEY COMPONENTS OF THIS MISSION:

SHORT TERM TRAINING:

This training is supposed to help people of Indian origin who are either school/ college dropouts or are unemployed. The training centres (TCs) will impart Soft Skills, Entrepreneurship, Financial and Digital Literacy. Duration of the training will vary from 150- 300hours. After successful completion of the training and their assessment, they will be provided placement by the Training Partners (TPs). The training and assessment fees will be paid by the government.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR TRAINING:

People who have a prior learning experience or are skilled will be assessed and certified under the Recognition of Prior Learning( RPL) of the scheme. The competencies of such people instead of going waste will be well utilized through this scheme. If such people have knowledge gaps the Project Implementing Agencies or (PIAs) may offer Bridge Courses to RPL candidates.

SPECIAL PROJECTS:

This Special Project component of this mission will help in facilitating training in special areas and premises of the governing bodies, Corporate bodies and training in special job roles not specified in the scheme.

KAUSHAL AND ROZGAR MELA:

Active participation of the community helps in transparency and accountability and the proper functioning of the community. Training Partners will conduct Kaushal and Rozgar melas after every six months with press and media coverage.

PLACEMENT GUIDELINES:

The mission will help to link the aptitude, aspiration, knowledge of the skilled people that it will create with employment opportunities and market demand. Every effort will be done to provide placement to these skilled people. Training Partners will provide support to people wanting to become entrepreneurs.

MONITORING GUIDELINES:

To ensure the maintenance of the high-quality standards by the TCs, NSDC etc empanelled Inspection Agencies will use methods like surprise checks, self –audit reporting, call validations and monitoring by Skills Development Management System. The scheme will be implemented by National Skill Development Corporation(NSDC)

-Dr.PREETI TALWAR

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