Published On: Sun, Jul 17th, 2016

Ministry of Skill Development Launches India International Skill Centers during India Skills 2016

rudyyNew Delhi: As Skill India celebrates its anniversary in the country’s capital with huge fanfare and more than 50,000 visitors witnessing the India Skills Competition 2016; a major announcement has been made around setting up of India International Skill Centers across the country to support youth getting foreign placement.

Government of India is keen to bridge the global shortage of labor force in the coming years by reaping the demographic dividend of young Indian labor force. To meet this objective, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship under the “Skill India” Mission is setting up India International Skill Centre (IISC) to provide skill trainings and certification benchmarked to International Standards. This is an important step towards the realization of Prime Minister’s vision of transforming India into the skill capital of the world.

Commenting on the launch of these centers, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) said, “In a phased manner we will launch 50 India International Skill Centres in the country, out of which 15 centers are being introduced today in the States of Uttar Pradesh (6), Kerala (2) and one each in Jharkhand, Bihar, Andhra Pradhesh/Telangana, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab and Rajasthan.”

The proposed India International Skill Centers shall be set up through the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and shall be implementing the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) and Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY) to youth seeking global mobility for jobs. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) shall provide support for Pre-Departure Orientation Training, which includes language and soft skills training modules.

“Through this initiative, our government intends to create a cadre of highly skilled individuals who are recognized and respected in different parts of the world and make India’s Flag fly high,” Shri Rudy further added.

India International Skill Centers (IISC) are envisaged to provide complete training and certification programme to youth intending to migrate overseas for work.

This training capsule would entail
· Domain skill
· Language skill
· International Country specific orientation skill
· Digital Literacy modules

50 centers are slated to be open under this initiative in this year. In the initial phase, the following centers are being inaugurated on 15th July across the following eight sectors
1. Domestic Workers
2. Retail
3. Tourism & Hospitality
4. Capital Goods
5. Healthcare
6. Construction
7. Automotive
8. Security

More sectors shall be added in due time as per the demands in the international markets:

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