About Skill India and Industry Partnership
The National Skill Development Mission was launched on 15th July, 2015 with the objective to provide overall institutional framework to rapidly implement and scale up the skill development efforts across India. The Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, through the National Skill Development Corporation ( NSDC ), has taken up multiple initiatives to connect with industries for partnership under the larger Skill India Mission. NSDC has a single-window facilitation system that offers a unique platform for the industries to partner on various such initiatives. NSDC works with diverse set of stakeholders such as Corporates, Foundations, Government and Community based Organisations in structuring high impact collaborative skill development projects.
How Can You Contribute
Industry Partnership Model
- model 1Direct Sponsorship for Skill Development
- model 2Setting up COE/Institute
- model 3Setup Multi Skill Training Center
- model 4Setup trade specific labs / centers
- model 5Donate land, building and machinery
- model6Align your training to sector skill councils
- model 7Setup a skill development organization /business unit
- Contribute funds directly to the NSDC to meet and fulfill CSR commitments under the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility) Rules, 2013.
- Sponsor candidates for skilling programs in operational regions of company’s choice and in priority areas/sectors (programs focused on livelihoods, persons with disabilities, minorities, special areas, etc.).
- Operationalize Project through agreement between Company and NSDC.
- Offer existing facilities and machinery for on-the-job training where available.
- Implement the project through NSDC Training Partners with project management support by NSDC at nominal cost.
- Align all skill development programs to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) leading to certification from Sector Skill Councils.
- Option to co-brand Certificates with Corporate logo.
- Setup/upgrade a skill development facility to be a Centre of Excellence focused in sector/areas of strategic importance.
- The centre may be operated directly by the Corporate or through a relevant Sector Skill Council on standards aligned to the NSQF.
- An agreement may be signed between the Corporate, NSDC and SSC to operationalize such projects.
- Focus on Training of Trainer (ToT), Training of Assessor (ToA) programs, specialized programs focused on high skilled trades, etc.
- Establish collaboration with foreign partners to develop transnational standards through G2G/B2B partnerships with the support of NSDC.
- Co-brand centre/institute with Skill India.
- Set up corporate owned multi-sectoral skill training centres/institutes.
- Operate with own team or through an affiliated NSDC/SSC Training Partner.
- Provide trainings across multiple sectors with a vision to.
- Create benchmark institutions run and monitored closely by the corporates, thus making vocational skills aspirational
- Provide a sustainable model for delivery of skills through quality infrastructure
- Deliver industry driven trainings in manufacturing and services sector with a special focus on dedicated labs and support for counselling, IT, Communication and Life skills
- Utilize CSR funds and/or dovetail with Government schemes (like Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana) for sponsorship of candidates, where applicable.
- Avail soft loan facility for additional support (including capital expenses) under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) scheme.
- Corporate, NSDC and the SSC can jointly identify training centres to upgrade/augment such centres.
- Corporate can setup labs to support skill development programs addressing industry need for skilled manpower at trade-level.
- Corporate can ensure joint monitoring with NSDC to ensure such centres are delivering as per plan and on quality standards set forth for such centres.
- Ensure continuous engagement through technology and knowledge interventions, on-the-job training/apprenticeship programs for graduates, etc.
- Government schemes (like PMKVY) may be converged in such centres where focus is on underprivileged youth, to offset the cost of training and assessment.
- Provide right of usage to an appropriate facility to be used a skill development centre.
- Support existing programs through basic setup costs and equipment donation to offset training programs that are cost intensive.
- Provision land usage for specific programs like Driver Training Centres, Construction-related trades, etc. with high employment potential.
- Operate through an NSDC Training Partner.
- Participate in various activities of one or more relevant Sector Skill Councils in line with your business operations.
- Work directly with Sector Skill Councils to contribute to development of industry standards for skill development under the NSQF.
- Align existing training centres to Sector Skill Councils to offer NSQF-aligned programs.
- Undertake Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) certification programs for employees (including contractual workers) for NSQF-alignment:
- ORPL is a program to provide recognition to the informal learning or learning through work to get equal acceptance at par with formal levels of education. It aims to appreciate prior learning irrespective of the medium of achieving it. In short, RPL is a process of assessment of an individual’s prior learning to give due importance to learning as an outcome rather than learning as a process.
- Provide list of persons (including retirees) to be (master) trainers and assessors where feasible.
- Setup a Skill Development Organization either as a new business unit, independent trust/society or a newly incorporated special purpose vehicle with equity infusion from parent entity and/or promoters/trustees.
- Access funding from NSDC on subsidised terms.
- Become a Non-Funding Training Partner where funding is not sought.