July 16

Next Phase of India’s Skill Programme to Focus on Quality, States’ Role

By Prashant K. Nanda

The Centre will soon unveil the next phase of its flagship skill development programme, the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), which will primarily focus on the role of states, the fate of migrant workers, and the employment scenario.

It will address issues related to quality of training, skill and training centres, besides the quality of trainers, said R.K. Singh, minister of state for skill development and entrepreneurship. States participation will have to go up, he added.

PMKVY will now focus more on entrepreneurship, demand-driven skill development, digital technology, and skill pertaining to industry 4.0, Union minister of skill development and entrepreneurship, Mahendra Nath Pandey said at a virtual event to commemorate five years of the skills mission.

Photo courtesy of Ashes Sitoula.

Source: Livemint (link opens in a new window)