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Vocational Education and Skill Development

The current education system does not focus on training young people in employable skills that can provide them with employment opportunities. Today, a large section of India’s labor force has outdated skills. The Government is therefore strongly emphasising on upgrading people’s skills by providing vocational education and training to them. It has formulated the National Policy on Skill Development and set a target of providing skills to 50 crore people by 2022.

In the current framework, the Ministry of Labor and Employment is implementing various schemes and has set up ITIs across the country. Other ministries such as the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the Ministry of Rural Development and the Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation have also launched skill development initiatives and self-employment schemes. In addition, as part of National Skill Development Mission, the Government has established the National Skill Development Corporation in the Public Private Partnership mode to facilitate setting up of large, high quality, for-profit vocational institutions.

 Agencies Involved

  •  Ministry of Labour and Employment
  •  Director General of Employment and Training (DGET)
  •  National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT)
  •  National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM)
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