Skill Saathi Scheme : 2019

MSDE Schemes

Ministry : Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Aim :

Skill Saathi Initiative aims to counsel 1 crore candidates from 15– 35 years, School & College drop-outs, young adults from the community, college students, polytechnic students, ITI students, Diploma students, Graduates, Post-Graduates, PMKVY certified candidates, NEET category (Not in Employment education or Training), etc. pan India from August 2018.

Counselling will be conducted on a standardized module/content as developed by NSDC/MSDE.

Objectives of the Skill Saathi Initiative:

Create Awareness about the Skill India Mission and inform the youth of India about vocational education and its opportunities.
Sensitize prospective candidates about available Market Opportunities under the Skill India Mission, including horizontal and vertical pathways.
Facilitate Psychometric Testing and Face-To-Face Counselling Interventions to create an individual-level impact to guide aspirants to make the right choice of training and subsequent employment / entrepreneurship.
Facilitate Understanding of the concepts of New India, the prospects of India becoming the Skill Capital of the World and how the new generation of youth can become drivers of change.

The Skill Saathi Initiative would provide benefits to the demand side of industry and business by providing the potential workforce with decision-making skills, pre-employment skills, increased worker maturity, reduction in the rate of attrition, increase in the rate of productivity and employment of candidates as per their areas of interest, aptitude and training.

Key Features :

  • To counsel 1 crore candidates pan-India from August 2018.
  • Target Beneficiaries include students/candidates, School & College Drop-outs, young adults from the community, college students, polytechnic students, ITI students, Diploma students, Graduates, PostGraduates, PMKVY certified candidates, NEET category (Not in Employment education or Training) and the youth of India at large, preferably in the age group of 15 – 35 years.
  • Facilitate Awareness and Guidance among the Candidates about the available courses as per their aptitude and Psychometric Test results and availability of skill training prospects.
  • Capacity Building of Counsellors to fulfil the objective of the Skill Saathi Initiative.

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