Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched National Skill Development Mission on the 15th of July 2015. Minister of State Skill Development and entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy was also present at the occasion. The mission was started with an initial aim to train 24 lakh people in the nation.
Skill India Portal today has 249 training partners; 3,222 training centres; 55,70,476 people trained of which 23,88,009 people have already got placements.
Efforts by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC):
NSDC signed 13 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with 12 Canadian educational institutions, including nine colleges. The objectives of these MoUs are for starting Academies of Excellence for training trainers and assessors, and to create Transnational Standards with Canadian Sector Skill Councils.
Each Canadian college will be paired with an Indian partner that's focused on a specific sector, such as aviation, healthcare or agriculture. The Indian partners will pay the colleges for their services, which could include curriculum development, education for Indian trainers and assistance with accreditation systems. The colleges will work through centres of excellence overseas that have been established by India's NSDC.
Quess Corp signs MoU with KIOCL for skill development:
Quess Corp pronounced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Ltd (KIOCL). This agreement is to further expand the scope of training of Quess Corp Ltd, under its brand Excelus Learning Solutions. This agreement is also to provide a great incentive to the Government's 'Skill India' initiative.
As per the agreement, KIOCL will provide all necessary infrastructure facilities for skill development to Quess Corp. The training center will be based at KIOCL Mangalore Unit, which houses the Pellet Plant and the Blast Furnace of the Company. Quess Corp will be providing skill training to the youth in these localities and the employees of mining and iron and steel sector. The training programs will be as per the National occupational standards.
Excelus Learning Solutions works towards improving employability prospects of the youth from rural, below poverty-line backgrounds and the under privileged sections of the society. Most work is done in collaboration with Central and State government through their administration in aided placement linked skill development programs.
Skill development in handicraft sector:
Skill India Mission has contributed immensely towards the Indian handicraft sector's growth in recent months.
Also the handicraft sector has played a great role in government's Skill India Mission. With more than seven million artisans and nearly 67,000 export houses, the Indian handicrafts industry is one of the largest employment sectors of the country.
People's contribution towards Skill India:
The wonderful initiative of imparting skills to Indian youth to reap the optimum benefit of demographic dividend is fast catching up with many Indians. The famous hair stylist Jawed Habib ensured that his Jawed Habib Hair and Beauty Ltd got to tie up with the NSDC to train youth in the business of beauty and hair styling.
Mr. Habib was quoted to say at the time of tie up that,
"To train these budding hair stylists of Jawed Habib Gramin Beauty Parlours, we will set up hair academies in districts. To start with, we will train 50,000 youngsters in West Bengal, 5,500 in Bihar and 20,000 in Uttar Pradesh this year. Training in Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra will start next year. In all, we will train 3,00,000 people."
In what will be a win-win situation for both NSDC and Jawed Habib it is reported that Jawed Habib's market share will increase from current five percent to 20-25 percent.
Four retired army personnel have worked as trainers for Security sector with Keertika Training Academy.
Two trainees, both from Palghar district in Maharashtra which is a tribal region underwent training for Security sector with ASTM Institute and are gainfully employed after training with salary of over Rs. 10,000 per month.
Numerous youngsters who received training in Retail sector from Future Sharp Institute who are gainfully employed after completion of training.
Under NIIT Yuva Jyoti four trainees made a significant transition in their lives. These trainees includes a jobless graduate becoming Customer Support Associate, a Courier Boy becoming Accounting Professional, a Rickshaw Puller becoming Retail professional and a jobless 12th Pass becoming a Retail professional.