Skill India or the National Skills Development Mission of India is a campaign launched to train and inculcate various skills to the citizens of India. The campaign was launched in the year 2015 by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. The Skill India is managed by the National Skill Development Corporation of India. This initiative comes under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
The vision of the Skill India Mission is to train and make 40 crore Indians skillful. For this, the skill India campaign had started training students with different Industrial skills to ensure an increase in the Industrial workforce in the country.
This smart initiative work towards the development of the country by whole means.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)
The PMKVY is a flagship of Skill India mission. It makes youth to train themselves in different skills. By this way, they can upgrade themselves and secure a better lifestyle. Training fees of the individual are covered by the Government itself.
Short term trainings are provided even for the school/ college dropouts in fields like soft and hard skills and entrepreneurship. Also, people with prior knowledge or experience can get access to bridge the gap between the courses.
Proper monitoring and regulation are ensured by the PMKVY in the center to maintain the quality of education and training. With the advent of strict placement, students can get placed in a requiring field.
Courses under Skill India
There are 5 main categories for the Skill India courses:
Management and development: Modern office practice, marketing and financial statement analysis.
Entrepreneurship development: women empowerment, women EDP, CRR scheme.
Skill development: Dairy ESDP, carpentry, fashion designing, mobile engineering.
Trainer’s training: Accreditation programs for trainers.
Other skills: microenterprises promotion, cluster development, MSMEs leading strategies.
Different schemes for kill development
· Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).
· Polytechnic schemes
· Rozgar Mela
· Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK)
Now, with the advent of Skill India, vocational training can make bigger growth. With only, theoretical knowledge taught in schools, students didn’t had any idea about the skill development and practical based applications. As a result, India lacked skills based on practical applications which resulted in unemployment and less innovative approach.
With the Skill India, citizens can seek free training in different industry oriented skills which are in greater demand. Also, school dropouts can complete the training and bridge their gap between the education and skill.
So, my dear readers, what do you think? Can vocational training provide more employment options and industrial qualification?
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