Article: Skilling initiatives across sectors in 2016


Skilling initiatives across sectors in 2016

Identifying the importance of skill, government, corporates as well as academic has come up with some noteworthy initiatives with a dream to make India a skill hub. Have a look.
Skilling initiatives across sectors in 2016

India has one of the youngest populations in the world, a trend that is expected to continue until 2040. With an ever growing economy, it requires a large pool of skilled workers which entails numerous skill development initiatives for training them. Also with structural shift towards higher-productivity sectors, up-skilling of labour force is essential in order to ensure the country’s inclusive economic growth. Thus the need for a well-defined skill development framework, with clear demarcation of responsibilities for achieving specific targets, has been recognized by the Government of India. 

Below given are some of the path-breaking initiatives being taken across various sectors:

Government Initiatives

  • The Ministry Of Skill Development And Entrepreneurship has announced the launch of an online platform-

  • MOU has been signed between MSDCS and ISRO on a nation-wide space distance learning program

  • The govt. is launching 50 India international skill centers across the country to help in foreign placement

  • Rise India in partnership with the Rajasthan government is planning to launch skill-building centers across the state to connect with young people and focus on building their skills in the agriculture and automotive industries

Corporate Initiatives

  • Ola has signed a deal with haryana government to skill 10000 men and Women

  • Tata Trusts and GE Healthcare have joined hands to bridge the “Skill Gap” in healthcare sector

  • Vedanta aligns with Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana for skill development

  • SBI and Oracle India in collaboration launched “D-Change” program to support “Skill India” and “Digital India”

Academic Initiatives

  • Coca-Cola University has announced the skilling of 350000 people by Dec 2017

  • Maharashtra board has decided not to fail students in SSC, instead, they will provide skill training to them

  • Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences becomes the first skill development University
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Topics: Skilling, #Snapshot2016

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