World Youth Skill Day Programme


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World Youth Skill Day Programme

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -III – Skill development

In news Indian Prime Minister recently addressed World Youth Skill Day Programme.

Key notes from the address

  • Skill development of the new generation is a national need and is the foundation of Aatmnirbhar Bharat
  • India providing smart and skilled man-power solutions to the world should be at the core of our strategy of skilling our youth
  • Mission of skilling, re-skilling and up-skilling the youth should go on relentlessly
  • Skill India Mission is fulfilling visionary dream of Dr Puuchosaheb Ambedkar by skilling weaker sections

Skill Development Programmes of India

Name Year Type Objective
Industrial Training Centres (ITIs) 1950 Central Sector To expand and modernize the existing Long-Term Training ecosystem in India.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 2015 Central Sector To provide free skill training avenues to youths of India.
National Career Service Project  2015 Central Sector To offer free online career skills training through its National Career Service (NCS) project for job-seekers registered with it.
Skills Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE)  2016 World Bank assisted-Government of India project To improve the performance of ITIs. To improve the relevance and efficiency of skills training provided through Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and apprenticeships.
Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana (Yuva Udyamita Vikas Abhiyan) 2016 Centrally sponsored To create an enabling ecosystem for Entrepreneurship development through Entrepreneurship education and training; Advocacy and easy access to entrepreneurship support network and Promoting social enterprises for inclusive growth.
Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood (SANKALP) 2018 Centrally Sponsored Scheme collaborated with the World Bank. District-level skilling ecosystem through convergence and coordination. 
Scheme for Higher Education Youth in Apprenticeship and Skills (SHREYAS)  2019 Central sector To provide industry apprenticeship opportunities to the general graduates exiting in April 2019 through the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS).
Atma Nirbhar Skilled Employee Employer Mapping (ASEEM)  2020 To help skilled people find sustainable livelihood opportunities.
Skill Management and Accreditation of Training Centres (SMART) It provides a single window IT application that focuses on the accreditation, grading, Affiliation and Continuous monitoring of the Training Centres (TC) in the skill ecosystem.

News Source: PIB


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