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The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has launched several initiatives in 2021.
What are the initiatives launched by the MSDE in 2021?
India Skills: It is the country’s biggest skill competition. It is designed to demonstrate the highest standards of skilling and offers a platform to young people to showcase their talent at national and international levels. The competition is held every two years with the support of state governments and industry.
Skill Hub Initiative: It is a part of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna 3.0. It will be executed through the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The objective of these hubs is to mainstream vocational education by sharing of infrastructure and developing well-defined pathways for students to continue with their chosen academic vocational pursuits.
National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBD): It is a premier organization of the MSDE. The major activities of the Institute include Training of Trainers, Management Development Programmes, Entrepreneurship-cum-Skill Development Programmes, Entrepreneurship Development Programmes and Cluster Intervention.
Oil Jeevika: It is the flagship livelihood initiative of Oil India Limited (Duliajan). Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship, Guwahati has been entrusted with the assignment for implementing it. It is a community cluster based sustainable rural livelihood promotion project aimed at enhancing the livelihood of 400 villagers across 5 villages of Diyun under Changlang and Namsai District of Arunachal Pradesh.
Future Skills: A Committee has been constituted to facilitate the identification of Future Skills and Jobs requirements. The concept paper on Industry 4.0 has been prepared and is in the process of being finalized in consultation with the stakeholders.
Source: This post is based on the article “Year End Review of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship” published in PIB on 11th January 2022.