Mission Skill India: the government seeks to expand the Skill India mission to enable the versatility of young people

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The government will expand the scope of Skill India’s mission to enable multiskilling of young people, an initiative to improve their employability. Until now, vocational training was provided in a single skill or under a single position.

The National Council for Vocational Education and Training, which falls under the Ministry of Skills Development, will soon set up a standing committee to decide on the level of entry qualification, the cognitive ability required and the level of qualifications. needed to gain skills in different professional roles, said a senior government official. said ET.

“The constituted committee will also review the training plan on how one trainer can deliver the entire program,” the official added.

According to the official, the shift in strategy from providing single skills to multi-skills of aspirants is driven by the fact that new age enterprising roles require cross-sector skills to enable a person to function effectively and independently.

The government is of the view that multiskilling can prove valuable for both employees and employers, as it will lead to more employment opportunities, better cognitive development, increased job security and the growth. Moreover, even employers will be happier because versatility improves efficiency, reduces costs and improves quality.

Versatility is a combination of independent professional roles that can be performed by an individual. “Benefits here include a better return on the cost of hiring an individual, especially in the MSME sector, and increased scope of work per individual to drive economic operations.

To encourage versatility, the assessment fee for the versatile qualification will be the same as for the common single-skill qualifications and will be split between the primary training provider and the support training provider in the ratio of the number of hours required . to deal with everyone’s program.

The main vocational training provider will, however, be responsible for managing the entire process of admission, training, assessment and certification of candidates opting for multiskilling.

About 1.4 crore candidates have been trained under the government’s flagship skills program, the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) since 2015.

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