In the changing world scenario with regards to industry and the job market, there is now an overwhelming need for skilled workers. However, the definition of ‘skill’ in India, and the world in general, has also changed over recent years. India is relatively young as a nation with around 28 million youth population being added every year. More than 50 per cent of its population is below the age of 25 and more than 65 per cent are aged below 35. In 2020, the average age of an Indian will be expectedly 29 years, while it will be 37 for China and 48 for Japan. About 90 per cent of employment opportunities require vocational skills. Only 20 per cent of our graduates get employed. The rest are unable to get suitable employment due to the lack of employable skills.
In the present context of globalization, the demand for skilled and multi skilled workers has increased. Therefore, in the context of developing countries, such as India, there is a critical need for quality skill development and training.
In view of the above, Skill India is a campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 July 2015 which aims to train over 40 crore people in India in different skills by 2022. It includes various initiatives of the government like “National Skill Development Mission”, “National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, 2015”, “Pradhan Mantri Kaushal VikasYojana (PMKVY)” and the “Skill Loan scheme” to run various skill courses to
The board of governance of “Global Institute of technology Society” feels, being one of the renowned Institute of Rajasthan, that this is the right time to make value addition in the said mission of Government of India by honing the skill of youths. Hence one new unit of GITS has been established in the name of “Global Skill Centre” in December 2018 and invested crores of rupees in set up of Computer labs, equipment, latest machine/tools and other required infrastructures. We have 15 Computer labs with the capacity of 1500 PCs, Air-Conditioned Lecture Halls, Airconditioned Auditoriums. The objective of this Institute is to meet the challenge of skilling at scale with speed and standard (quality). Learning is an on going process, skills development follows the same trend. Nowadays, competition has been the hallmark in every corporate endeavour and to say the least, each product seeks for competitive edge. Youths must not stay behind in this race for leadership and excellence because their future employability depends largely on how they make themselves perfect in skills during this period of continuing skill development and advancement. So what priorities should they consider necessary during this stage of their life? Skills are competencies expected to produce input for the organization they intend to belong. Communication skill appeals to everyone. In our opinion, Two major reasons of skill shortage are faculty and facility. The faculty’s role needs to change; it needs to flip around in a way that the faculty member facilitates the overall learning of students rather than only distributing notes. We emphasize on teaching them through various methods to get better results.
It is based on the following pillars:
- Create large and good quality vocational institute. In the Indian society, an individual pursuing main stream education has a glorified status. Vocational education is viewed as a reluctant option for those who are less privileged, incapable of pursuing main stream education or for the vulnerable sections of society. However the good news is that vocational education in India is now moving within the purview of a formal structured program at the university level. The 1st step in this direction has been the B.Voc degree (Bachelor of Vocational Education) introduced by the UGC though it’s notification in April 2012. This degree will be a judicious mix of skills relating to a particular profession and appropriate content of general education and will suggest a symbiotic link with industries. Hence, this will open up opportunities for millions of students to pursue a graduation in various vocations apart from the regular main stream subjects. The B.Voc degree is at par with any mainstream graduation degree and thus, gives opportunities to students to apply for post graduate courses where the eligibility is any graduation. The B.Voc programme is also considered as an eligible degree for those seeking government jobs.
- To enable the creation and sustainability of support systems required for skill development. This includes the Industry led Sector Skill Councils.
- PMKVYis the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. The objective is to enable a large number of Indian youths to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood. Individuals with prior learning experience or skills will also be assessed and certified under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). PMKVY is applicable to any candidate of Indian nationality who is unemployed, school or college dropout, or as identified by the Sector Skill Council (SSC) for their respective job roles.
- RozgarMela-The Scheme aligns itself to the common norms and, therefore, part of the Training Partner payment structure is linked to the placements. It is, therefore, important for the Training Partner to place at least 50 percent of the batch under PMKVY to ensure that its performance is not downgraded.
- Group Personal Accident Policy under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal VikasYojana (2016-2020) provides coverage to the candidates skilled by/through NSDC under PMKVY for a Sum Insured of 2 Lakhs for Accidental Death/Permanent Total Disablement for a period of three years from the policy generation date for the Candidates certified after 31.03.2018.
- In general, apart from the core subject expertise, some of the prominent employable skills that employers seek are:
- communication skills (verbal and written)
- commercial awareness
- attitude towards work
- lifelong learning
- problem solving
- stress management
- interpersonal sensitivity
- technology/it skills
- Innovation and Incubation
- Conducting Online and Offline exams of State Government, Central Government, Railways, Forces, Banks etc.
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