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Innovation & Engagement

The Innovation & Engagement practice within NSDC has two key focus areas. The Innovation unit is focused on supporting high impact and innovative solutions that can disrupt the skilling ecosystem and/or enhance outcomes manifold, preferably in sectors and regions with unmet needs. The Engagement unit works with both internal and external stakeholders to strengthen the skills ecosystem, thus contributing to the larger NSDC mission.


In the effort to meet the incremental demands in vocational skills, evaluate past efforts and generate new ideas, this unit looks at sustainable ideas that can add value to the vocational training ecosystem across various categories under the larger skills framework. Based on our understanding of the ecosystem, through the work of our Partners and Sector Skill Councils, the following four key areas have been identified for support:

  • Sourcing & Financing
  • Training to Certification
  • Placement & Linkages
  • Post Placement Support.

Another activity is to identify & showcase Best Practices & Case studies which can potentially add value to the skilling ecosystem and host challenges & workshops for creating a platform to identify scalable business models. For further information please visit


The activities of the Engagement Unit are can broadly be classified as below:

Assist:The team works with training partners to assist them in strengthening their business plans through deep dive analysis and external support through a select group of turnaround specialists.

External Engagement:The team works with multiple stakeholders including corporates, impact funds, incubators, market facilitators, etc. to design and support high impact collaborative projects to enhance skilling outcomes, thus achieving multiplier effect.

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