Skills and knowledge are driving forces of economic growth and social development for any country. Countries with higher levels and better standards of skills adjust more effectively to the challenges and opportunities in domestic and international job markets. National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) was established in 2009 to promote private sector participation via innovative funding models.NSDC has tied up with more than 211 training providers, many of whom have started scaling up their operations, to offer short term training programmes. They also supported and incubated 37Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) which are intended to facilitate much needed participation and ownership of industry to ensure needs based training programmes.
One of the biggest challenges of skill development in our country is that 93% of the workforce is in informal/unorganized sector. Consequently, it is difficult to map existing skills in the unorganized sector and gauge the skilling requirement in the sector. On the other hand, the rate of job growth in informal sector is estimated to be twice that in formal sector.
Current skill development operations- PMKVY, ESDM, CSR, RPL, PMGDISHA and other state government based skill initiatives.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) under which skill development training is provided to youth in different verticals. The government is providing skill training in different industry verticals through authorized training centers across the country. Individuals with prior learning experience or skills will also be assessed and certified under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Under this Scheme, Training and Assessment fees are completely paid by the Government.
Currently SOPL has established Centres in the State of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan who are engaged in training of youth in Telecom, Retail, Security, Beauty & Field Technician sectors and trained more than 1400 candidates.
Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital SakshartaAbhiyaan(PMGDISHA) is the scheme to puts an end to digital divide by educating the poor on digital skills.The Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan, a project launched under the Skill India scheme is an initiative that aims to impart digital literacy to rural citizens across the country.
The project is expected to be one of the largest initiatives of the country with an overall target of training 6 crore students till the financial year, 2019. In order to be able to attain this large reach, the government has accepted 250,000 Gram Panchayats to register at least 200-300 candidates each.
SaneOverseas as a Training Partner of this program has trained more than 50000 candidates through a network of more than 1600 Centres in the States of Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.
The Government of India launched the 'Scheme for financial assistance to select states for skill development in ESDM sector' in November 2013. The scheme was introducedto facilitate skill development in ESDM sector focusing on students/unemployed youth at 9-10th standard onwards, ITI, Diploma, Non-engineering graduates, etc. to increase their employability to work in ‘Manufacturing’ and ‘Service support’ functions, a ‘Scheme for Financial Assistance to select States/UTs for Skill Development in Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector.
A total of 90,000 persons are to be supported under the scheme in the selected States in 5 levels of vocational skill development courses recognized by NIELIT/Electronic Sector Skill Council/Telecom Sector Skill Council.
Training Partner is an important link in the implementation of the skill development initiative. The TP is responsible for mobilization of students in active collaboration with State Implementing Agencies.
Currently SOPL have established Centres in the States of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pardesh
Jammu & Kashmir,Bihar ,Chandigarh,Chandigarh, West Bengal,Orissa,Assam