Published on: 11/3/2020 4:20:57 AM

Government of India launched SKILL INDIA on the occasion of the first-ever World Youth Skills Day on 15th July 2015, through unveiling of National Skill Development Mission and National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015.

“National Skill Development Mission”

The aim of National Skill Development Mission is to rapidly scale up skill development efforts in India, by creating an end-to-end, outcome-focused implementation framework, which aligns demands of the employers for a well-trained skilled workforce with aspirations of Indian citizens for sustainable livelihoods.

The Mission seeks to:

  • Create an end-to-end implementation framework for skill development, which provides opportunities for life-long learning.
  • Align employer/industry demand and workforce productivity with trainees’ aspirations for sustainable livelihoods.
  • Establish and enforce cross-sectoral, nationally and internationally acceptable standards for skill training.
  • Build capacity for skill development in critical un-organized sectors (such as the construction sector, where there are few opportunities for skill training) and provide pathways for re-skilling and up-skilling workers in these identified sectors, to enable them to transition into formal sector employment
  • Ensure sufficient, high quality options for long-term skilling, benchmarked to internationally acceptable qualification standards, which will ultimately contribute to the creation of a highly skilled workforce.
  • Develop a network of quality instructors/trainers in the skill development ecosystem by establishing high quality teacher training institutions.
  • Leverage existing public infrastructure and industry facilities for scaling up skill training and capacity building efforts.
  • Offer a passage for overseas employment through specific programmes mapped to global job requirements and benchmarked to international standards.
  • Enable pathways for transitioning between the vocational training system and the formal education system, through a credit transfer system.
  • Promote convergence and co-ordination between skill development efforts of all Central Ministries/Departments/ States/implementing agencies.
  • Support weaker and disadvantaged sections of society through focused outreach programmes and targeted skill development activities.
  • Propagate aspirational value of skilling among youth, by creating social awareness on value of skill training.