SKILL INDIA MISSION
Success doesn’t come by magic. To be successful requires the necessary skills. This universal truth is equally applicable to the new generation. Youth energy can become a driving force for the social and economic development of any country, provided it is effectively channelised. Skill development and employment are the best means to channelize this strength.
India has the world’s largest reserve of youth population, yet Indian employers are facing acute shortage of skilled manpower. Due to lack of expertise required for the job. The current size of the formally skilled workforce in India is only 2 percent, according to a 2014 report by the Labor Bureau. Apart from this, there is also the challenge of employability of a large section of youth who have received traditional education.
The Indian education system has been producing brilliant minds, but it lacks the skills required for specific jobs. There is a huge gap between the talent coming out of colleges and universities and their suitability in terms of potential and standard of employable skills.
The Skill India Mission launched by the government aims to provide a solution to this problem by creating a skilled work force for employment by imparting skills.
Vocationalisation of education is very important for skilling the youth. Along with that, other sections of the society like women, marginalized people, tribals etc. need such training programmes which are according to their diverse and specific needs.