6th anniversary of Skill India Mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on July 15, 2021 on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day 2021 and 6th anniversary of Skill India Mission.

Highlights

  • In his address, Prime Minister highlighted “Skill development of youth of new generation is a national need and a huge foundation for self-reliant India”.
  • According to PM, under Skill India Mission, 1.25 crore youth have been trained till date.

Programmes to be launched for skill development

  • PM announced about 75 newly approved JSS (Jan Shikshan Sansthan) and portal for JSS, which would help in providing vocational skill training at a minimum cost.
  • An agreement will be signed between Jan Shikshan Sansthan and National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).
  • Blended learning courses would also be announced by releasing a booklet keeping in mind the youth of the country.
  • Syllabus of 57 industry new courses will be started by Directorate General of Training (DGT). Toppers will be honored from DGT academic session 2018-20.
  • Another MoU will be signed between National Council of Vocational Education and Training (NCVET) and DigiLocker.

About Skill India Mission

Skill India Mission initiative was launched by Government to train over 40 crore Indians in different jobs related to industry. Under this mission, government seeks to create an empowered workforce by 2022 with the help of several schemes and training courses.

Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS)

Jan Shikshan Sansthans were launched with the aim of providing vocational training to non-literates, neo-literates and school dropouts in rural areas. Vocational training will be provided by identifying skills which might be relevant to market in that region. They were launched with the objective of uplifting rural population economically by providing skills training and enabling local trades to grow & create new opportunities.

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