Features of the Scheme
The objectives of the scheme are:
I. To provide vocational training to school leavers, existing workers, ITI graduates,
etc. to improve their employability by optimally utilizing the infrastructure
available in Govt., private institutions and the Industry. Existing skills of the
persons can also be tested and certified under this scheme.
II. To build capacity in the area of development of competency standards, course
curricula, learning material and assessment standards in the country.
Key features of the scheme are:
I. Demand driven short term training courses based on Modular Employable Skills
(MES) decided in consultation with Industry. MES is the ‘minimum skills set’
which is sufficient for gainful employment.
II. Central government facilitates and promote training while industry, private sector
and State Governments provide training to the persons.
III. Optimum utilisation of existing infrastructure to make training cost effective.
IV. Flexible delivery mechanism (part time, weekends, full time, onsite/ offsite) to suit
needs of various target groups.
V. Different levels of programmes (Foundation level as well as skill upgradation) to
meet demands of various target groups.
VI. The services of existing or retired faculty or guest faculty are being utilized.
VII. Courses are available for persons having completed 5th
VIII. Testing & certification of skills acquired informally.
IX. Testing of skills of trainees by independent assessing bodies, which would not be
involved in training delivery, to ensure that it is done impartially.
X. The essence of the scheme is in the certification that will be nationally and