SKILL INDIA CENTRE (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Social Issues-Education)

News-CRUX-10     21st February 2024        

Context: Union Minister for Education and Skill Development inaugurated India’s inaugural Skill India Centre (SIC) in Sambalpur, Odisha, affirming its role in enhancing the nation's workforce.

Skill India Centre

  • Aim: To empower youth, bridge skill gaps, and drive socio-economic growth by preparing students for demand-driven industries.
  • Designed to: Build the capabilities and knowledge of Yuva Shakti in trades that are high in demand such as Media & Entertainment, Leather, Tourism & Hospitality, and IT-ITeS.
  • Democratizing Skill Development

oAccessible Education: The Sambalpur Skill India Centre offers affordable courses to over 1200 students, focusing on sectors like Media & Entertainment, Leather, Tourism & Hospitality, and IT-ITeS, thus democratizing skill development by making it accessible to all.

  • A Curriculum for the Future

oPractical Learning: The curriculum at the Skill India Centre integrates classroom learning with real-world applications, ensuring students gain both theoretical knowledge and practical expertise crucial for success in their chosen fields.

oIndustry Collaboration: Through close ties with industry leaders and the support of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the centre fosters innovation and excellence in vocational training, enhancing employability prospects for students in Odisha.

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)

  • About: NSDC stands as the principal architect of the skill ecosystem in India.
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India.
  • Implementation Partner: NSDC acts as the strategic implementation partner to the Skill India Mission.
  • Youth Empowerment: NSDC's goal is to empower India's youth through efficient vocational training initiatives.
  • Futuristic Skill Development: NSDC focuses on offering opportunities in futuristic skills to the potential workforce.
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