First Digital platform to Map and Connect Skilled Manpower and Industries
To help skilled and trained students find jobs which match with their skills while also helping Industries reach the right manpower, thereby reducing unemployment and poverty alongside promoting industrial growth.
The core objective of the Program is to empower the individual, by enabling her/him to realize full potential through a process of lifelong learning where competencies are accumulated via instruments such as credible certifications, credit accumulation and transfer, etc. As individuals grow, the society and nation also benefit from their productivity and growth.
A) The need of hour is to make skill development aspirational for boys and girls in our country. For skill training to be looked at a matter of choice. It must:
B) Government will promote use of certified, skilled manpower for its work and projects through enabling provisions in their contracts. Industry will also be encouraged to follow suit and pay skill premium to skilled and semi skilled workers. The companies will also be asked to indicate the percentage of certified , skilled workforce in their units as a part of their annual report.
C) Counselling and guidance have emerged as the biggest challenges in the skill space today. Good counselling will be useful to create aspiration , reduce the attrition rates during training and employment by helping candidates make informed choices.
The annual skilling in the country was estimated at around 7 million in 2014.For all existing and new capacity that will be generated, the focus will move from inputs to outcomes of skill training that include employability and placements of trainees. this model will drive accessibility and flexibility of skills training programmes and ensure that it is able to draw on the research required to deliver world class training.
Special focus will be laid on youth who do not wish to continue with school or higher education so that they are provided skills for other sustainable livelihood options. Special programmes will be initiated for providing skill training to those who have eight years or more schooling.
Quality of training can be measured by competency outcomes and employability of trainees. The following parameters have been identified for improving quality:
The outcome standards for each job role will need to be clearly defined and notified as per NSQF.
Language, basic IT and financial literacy is an integral part of most job roles in the economy today. Further life skills are also an integral to a successful livelihood.
The most critical outcome of skill training is employment , whether self or wage employment. To assess quality of skill training, the critical outcome will need to be monitored objectively.
Industry needs to be closely involved in providing job opportunities to the skilled workforce. Industry will be encouraged to increasingly move towards employing only certified skilled people. In addition, employers need to rationalize the compensation paid across different levels of skills to award a skill premium for increased productivity as a result of higher skills.
The main objective of global partnership and international collaborations is to leverage best practise from across the world . Such collabourations will immensely enrich domestic training programmes by enhancing their quality through learning from successful international models of vocationalization of education, engaging with industry.
To develop the unorganized sector, LMIS will be used to aggregate the availability of labour along with their certified skill levels that can help some of them to move to organized sector. Technology will be also be leveraged for aggregation of informal sector workers through mobile-based IT applications to link them directly to the job market and also make them accessible to prospective employers.
Promotion of only brick and mortar facilities will not ensure the speed and scale desired to transform the skill development efforts. the use of technology will be leveraged to scale up training facilities, enable access to remote areas and increase cost-effectiveness of delivery of vocational training.
In short span of 9 years Shipra Bhutani or QCA has won 15 National And International awards. Few of them in the list are