India has marked the 5 glorious years of the Skill India Mission by organizing a “Digital Conclave”. The Digital Conclave also marked the World Youth Skills Day. The conclave was addressed by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the conclave, Prime Minister encouraged the youth to skill, reskill and upskill in order to remain pertinent in the rapidly transforming business environment and market conditions. He also stated that the Skill India Mission, which was launched five years back, resulted in the generation of a vast infrastructure for skilling, reskilling and upskilling including enhancing opportunities of employment both locally as well as globally.
What is Skill India Mission:
SKILL INDIA MISSION was launched by the Indian government on 15 July 2015 with the prime objective of training over 40 crore people in India in different skills by 2022. The mission seeks to offer vocational training and certification to Indian youth for a better livelihood and respect in the society.
The 5 years of the Skill India Mission have been worthwhile and here we will see the list of initiatives as well as their achievements, such as expansion of skill development infrastructure and facilities, and inculcation and support of entrepreneurial spirit:
eSkill India Platform: It is a portal launched by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to deepen the reach of skilling opportunities for the Indian youth. It is a multilingual e-learning aggregator portal which offers anytime, anywhere skilling beyond the boundaries of location and time. The portal comprised of more than 500 courses and around 2.5 lakh students registered themselves on it.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras: More than 720 Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras were established as Model Skill Centres to enhance the quality of short-term training. These were based upon Aspiration, Quality and Self Sustainable principles.
Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) Scheme: Under this scheme, a total of 4.10 lakhs beneficiaries were trained in the financial year 2019-2020. This number was 1.67 lakhs in the financial year 2018-19.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY): It is the flagship scheme launched by the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) implemented by National Skill Development Corporation. it aims to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will support them in securing a better livelihood.
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Skilled Workers Arrival Database for Employment Support (SWADES): It is a skill mapping exercise of the returning citizens under the Vande Bharat Mission. it has been launched by Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship in association with Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of External Affairs. The scheme aims to develop a database of qualified citizens on the basis of their skillsets and experience to tap into and fulfil demand of Indian and foreign companies.
Aatmanirbhar Skilled Employee Employer Mapping (ASEEM): It is a portal recently launched by the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to improve the information flow and bridge the demand-supply gap in the skilled workforce market. The portal will help the skilled people in searching sustainable livelihood opportunities.
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