NSDC stands for National Skill Development Corporation. It’s one of its kinds Public Private Partnership, which aims to skill 150 million youth in India across 21 high priority sectors and the unorganized sector.
Simply put, NSDC funds skill training and development programmes in the country. It is also engaged in advocacy and training programmes, conducting in-depth research to discover skill gaps in the Indian workforce, and developing accreditation norms. Here’s the list of priority sectors that NSDC focuses on; it is, however, it is pertinent to mention that the focus of NSDC is not limited to these sectors alone:
- Electronics hardware
- Textiles and garments
- Leather and leather goods
- Chemicals and pharmaceuticals
- Gems and jewellery
- Building and construction
- Food processing
- Handlooms and handicrafts
- Building hardware and home furnishings
- IT or software
- Tourism, hospitality and travel
- Transportation/logistics/warehousing and packaging
- Organised retail
- Real estate
- Media, entertainment, broadcasting, content creation, animation
- Banking/insurance and finance
- Education/skill development
- Unorganised sector
In a short period of time, NSDC has been able to make a positive impact in the lives of millions of youth across the country with its efforts to promote skill development programmes. These programs not only skill or up-skill youth, but also help them become employed and improve their livelihood.
NSDC is a mission in itself, a mission to make India the skill capital of the world, a mission that India’s Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi has mentioned about on several occasions in the recent past.