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Skilling India – Towards a Robust Qualification Framework for Training Programs

Skill development has emerged as a key policy priority for India. In this article, Pratibha Joshi examines existing options for understanding skill components of training courses, their shortcomings, and proposes some alternatives.


While there has been a massive push for skilling and increased allocation of resources towards it, there is need for a better understanding of how skilling programs generate impact. In this article, Pratibha Joshi examines existing options for understanding skill components of training courses, their shortcomings, and proposes some alternatives. 
The Government of India has sharpened its focus on ensuring today’s youth acquire necessary skills to participate in the labour force. As of June 2017, skills training programs under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) have trained 1.17 crore candidates under the Skill India initiative (MSDE). However, beyond skilling, candidates also face a challenge in finding jobs where they can put their…