Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship approved proposal of setting up of IISs
The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of setting up of IISs at three locations in the country at Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Mumbai (Maharashtra) and Ahmadabad (Gujarat). The Indian Institute of Skills (IISs) was conceptualized to develop state of art skill institutions. The Ministry has requested. The Ministry has requested Gujarat Government for locating/ identifying the land for setting up of IIS at Ahmadabad. The vision behind setting such IISs is to build world-class skill training centers with unique features that would make them different from the existing set up of Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), Advanced Training Institutes (ATIs). The National Policy on Skill Development and Skill India Mission was announced in 2015, with the aim to tackle the skill challenges of India by addressing, inadequate overall capacity for skilling and acute shortages in critical areas on an average poor quality and employability of the skilling eco-system, low aspirational value associated with skill acquisition; and lack of vertical progression pathways for vocational education.