Redesigning the role of Sector Skill Councils

Jun 30, 2023

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET), under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) through Sector Skill Councils (SCCs) demonstrated its unwavering commitment to make vocational education and skill training aspirational for Indian youth through strengthening the public-private partnership.

MSDE conducted a workshop to discuss the critical role of SSCs in making the skill ecosystem more agile and response to industry needs by reimagining and redesigning their roles making them more effective and impactful. The workshop saw discussions on the need for industry driven skill training programs for various job roles in different sectors to cater to the industry needs.

The establishment of industry partnered state-of-the-art infrastructure in new-age courses and skilling programs in various fields ranging from AI, machine learning, blockchain and others, will facilitate on-the-job training, integrating real-world work scenarios and guidance from industry expert that aid in boosting overseas mobility and improved placements.

Furthermore, the Ministry and SSCs discussed the skill gap study to devise appropriate skilling interventions to bridge the gap. The study has been performed across trainers and assessors, job roles, centre of excellence and fee-based curriculum to comprehend the magnitude and nature of the skill gap.

The meeting saw concrete discussions around the idea of creating skill gap studies at the state/regional/cluster level to address migration and other externalities. This could be a game-changer in understanding workforce dynamics and bridging gaps focusing on localized solutions for a stronger and more sustainable economy. SSCs also discussed embracing micro-credentialing of job roles to boost employability in various sectors. By recognizing skills, individuals can stay relevant in today’s fast-paced job market.

Reaffirming its commitment to build a scalable, transparent and sustainable mechanism for skill development efforts, the SSCs focuses on strengthening the industry connect to comprehend the evolving skill requirements, emerging trends and job roles in line with equipping the youth with new age skills.

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