The AISECT-NSDC Partnership – Empowering the nation’s potential
With regards to the demographic dividend, India is at a strategic advantage internationally. The global population is ageing rapidly whereas relatively, majority of our nation’s population is young. However, three fourths of India is still unskilled. Moreover, a statistical Global Talent Risk Report, compiled in 2011 by World Economic Forum, cautions that developing countries like India will also face huge skill gaps due to low employability. Keeping this in view, the Government of India has set a daunting task of training 500 million people by 2022 out of which training and skilling 150 million people would be the objective of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
In order to bridge the gap between the skills required in various industries and those offered by the education system, AISECT has entered into a partnership with NSDC with a primary aim to train 1.3 million youth across rural and semi-urban India. In order to achieve this, it has identified 11 core target areas that have been demarcated after an intensive study of the job market trends.
The core objectives specified under AISECT’s MoU signed with NSDC are:
To expand the skilling and training facilities of AISECT, first in the rural and backward regions of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Maharashtra,Gujarat and Punjab. Consequently, expand across the country
To undertake massive ‘Training of Trainers’ program to improve the quality of skill training and to upgrade the technology utilization of trainers in training
To utilize the 6,000 Common Service Centres (CSCs) set up by AISECT at the Panchayat level across Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Punjab for skilling the youth
To link skill development programs with university education and to set up Vocational Academies or Skill Resource Centres within the two AISECT Universities
To support the skill development training programs by providing placement services, both online and offline, to the trained manpower
To expand and develop the AISECT Content Creation Centre as the backbone of the ongoing skill development efforts
To ensure quality of training across states, regional AISECT-NSDC offices have been set up at the following locations: