New Skill Development Schemes To Be Launched : Skill Development Minister
Union Skill Development Minister said it is top priority for the Union government. And the government is completely overhauling the system by introducing several new schemes and instituting systems and processes.
They need alternatives to conventional education modules. That is why focusing on different verticals like entrepreneurship and skill development. Government would set up a four-tier system of training youth in skills, start training centres and universities and introduce Indian Skill Development Service (ISDS), a new civil service cadre for skill development.
The short-term and long-term skill development courses will train youth in traditional Indian vocations and in emerging global technologies. Earlier, skill development was part of the Labour Ministry. Three-and-a-half years ago, government separated it and made it into a full fledged ministry. They are also shaking up the management and governance to introduce new systems and processes.
Union government is bringing out comprehensive reform in the way development is perceived. For short-term courses there is Prime Minister Koushalya Yojana that trains boys and girls for three or six months and gives away certificates. For long-term courses there is Prime Minister Koushalya Kendra that conduct courses of one year or more. Such centres will be set up one each in district. State government have to run them, with private partnership, by getting a 33 per cent grant from the centre.
There will be Indian Institute of Skill on the model of IITs and IIMs, one in each State. Universities that will cater to youth who need advanced training as per demands of the industry. Around seven universities are planned across the country.
At the national level, there will be a India international skill centre. This will introduce global skill-sets in emerging technologies to Indian youth. These institutes at various levels will impart skills in 40 sectors ranging from agriculture to space.
All these institutions will be set up on public-private partnership basis.
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