Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Education, Skill Development, and Entrepreneurship, chaired the 3rd meeting of the National Skill Development Mission’s steering committee on January 4, 2023, in New Delhi.
Senior ministry officials and Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, attended the meeting. Shri Pradhan spoke about the efforts to build skills in the meeting and the progress made so far.
The Union Minister for Education, Skill Development, and Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, highlighted a number of concerns, they are:
- The convergence of skill development schemes
- Skill gap analysis
- Skill mapping
- Connecting Indian youth to global opportunities
- Developing curriculum to reflect current trends
- Creating synergy between various skill development portals
Shri Pradhan urged for better cooperation across all ministries’ skill development schemes, increased spending on skill development by all stakeholders, further aligning our skill development efforts with market realities, and accelerating implementation to create a significant impact.
National Skill Development Mission
The Union Cabinet authorised the National Skill Development Mission on July 1, 2015, and the Hon. Prime Minister formally inaugurated it on July 15, 2015, in honour of World Youth Skills Day. The mission was aimed at bringing together states and sectors in terms of skill training activities. Additionally, the National Skill Development Mission would accelerate decision-making across sectors to achieve skilling at scale with speed and standards in order to realise the goal of a “Skilled India,” in addition to consolidating and coordinating skilling efforts.
Key institutional mechanisms for implementing the Mission’s objectives are divided into three tiers, they include:
- Governing Council for policy guidance at apex level,
- Steering Committee
- Mission Directorate (along with an Executive Committee) as the executive arm of the Mission.
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The mission’s vision, aims, and design are based on the lessons learned from bringing skill development initiatives into practise over the past ten years. It also aimed to develop institutional capacity to train at least 300 million skilled workers by 2022.