Published On: Mon, Jun 20th, 2011

NSDC plans to set up 28 Sector Skills Councils

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Dilip Chenoy, CEO, NSDC

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is planning to set up 28 Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) across verticals. NSDC has already incorporated six sector skills councils in automotive – called Automotive Skills Development Council, energy, retail, private security, media, entertainment and animation, and IT and ITeS.

The corporation co -promoted by the finance ministry aims to involve the private sector in training 500 million people by 2022.

“Currently, 27-28 SSC proposals are in the pipeline. We hope to create these over a period of time,” said Dilip Chenoy, chief executive officer of NSDC.

Chenoy informed that the chief function of NSDC would be to support the funding requirement of SSC and represent in project implementation. Each SSC would have its own governing body.

While mentioning about the dire need of skilled professionals in the in the unorganised sector, in nutrition and hospitality, Chenoy added, “We aim to train 37 million in the unorganised sector, 35 million in the automotive sector and 33 million in the construction segment.”

Till now the corporation has approved 36 projects, which include 30 companies and six SSCs. It has also committed a funding of Rs 1,016 crore since February 2010 to train five million people. NSDC has identified 20 sectors to train 150 million people by 2022.

The National Skill Development Corporation India (NSDC) is a one of its kind, Public Private Partnership in India. It aims to promote skill development by catalyzing creation of large, quality, for-profit vocational institutions. It provides viability gap funding to build scalable, for-profit vocational training initiatives. Its mandate is also to enable support systems such as quality assurance, information systems and train the trainer academies either directly or through partnerships.