New Delhi, Aug 26: Textiles Ministry will hold a national workshop on the Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) here on Thursday.
"The workshop aims to showcase the successes under ISDS, share experiences and obtain feedback from concerned stakeholders on how the scheme can better contribute to a skilled India," the Ministry stated.
The workshop will be inaugurated by Union Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar. The Minister will also inaugurate an exhibition at the venue and release a brochure and a booklet on ISDS.
Besides, Textiles Secretary Sanjay Kumar Panda will launch the facility of online certificate generation through the centralised Management Information System (MIS) portal of ISDS.
This innovative facility provides for easy, fast and seamless generation of certificates, promising to be a boon to both trainees as well as training agencies.
Awards shall also be given on the occasion, to best performing implementing agencies and employers under the scheme.
The workshop will include sessions on the convergence of ISDS with the 'Skill India' initiative; the role of state Governments in catalysing skill initiatives; standardization of courses, assessment and certification, and employment opportunities and challenges under ISDS.
"The workshop thus aims to identify, disseminate, evolve and institutionalize best practices to improve the effectiveness of the scheme in building the skill capital of India's textile sector," Textiles Ministry stated. ISDS was introduced by Ministry of Textiles as a pilot in the last two years of the 11th Five Year Plan, in order to address the manpower requirement of the diverse textile and related segments.
The scheme has subsequently been scaled up during the 12th plan with a target of skilling 15 lakh persons by the end of March 2017. Under the scheme, the Government provides a grant subsidy to the extent of 75 per cent of project cost with a ceiling of Rs 10,000 per trainee.