Vocational training and skill development programs are conceptualized, executed and monitored by various organizations that work closely with the government of India. Dedicated to achieving scalable skilling with quality and higher productivity, there are various plans and schemes particularly in the unorganized or informal sector which accounts for 83% of India’s workforce. Let’s take a look at some of them.
A unique organization under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, NSDC aims to promote skill development by initiating the creation of large and quality oriented training institutes all over the country. It provides funding to enterprises, companies and organizations that provide skill training. NSDC along with its partners have delivered over 2 million skilled people in more than 25 sectors over the past four years and plans to skill 400 million people in India by 2022.
National Skill Development Agency – NSDA
An autonomous body of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, NSDA aims to coordinate the skill development efforts of the Government and the private sector to achieve the skilling targets by 2022. It also ensures that the skilling needs of the disadvantaged and the marginalized groups like SCs, STs, OBCs, minorities, women and differently-abled persons are taken care of without any bias.
National Rural Livelihood Mission – Ajeevika skills
An initiative launched by Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India, the Aajeevika Skill Development Programme (ASDP) aims to understand the professional aspirations and interests of youth and to also increase their daily income. Post-placement support, food and transport during training and assured placement are some of the key features of this scheme.