The changing demographic profile of the country, with 54% of its population under 25 years of age, rising aspirations of the youth seeking better jobs, and growing expectations of employers for an efficient, well trained workforce have contributed to a focus on skill development in India.
Objective of NSDC is to encourage skill development for youth
- Encourage standardization in the certification process and initiate a process of creating a registry of skills
- Enable and mobilize a large number of Indian youth to take up skill training and become employable and earn their livelihood.
- Increase productivity of the existing workforce and align the training and certification to the needs of the country.
- Demand-driven targets: filled the Skill Gap Studies
- Target for skill training would be aligned to the demand from the Central Government’s flagship programmes, such as – ‘Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna’, ‘Swachh Bharat’, ‘Make in India’, ‘Digital India’, ‘National Solar Mission’, ‘Aajeevika’ and so on.
- Assessment and Certification