This Directorate is headed by the Director, who is assisted by Dy. Director (Admn.), Asst. Director (Training-I), Asstt. Director (Training-II/Purchase), Asst. Controller of Examination, Asst. Apprenticeship Advisor, Training cum Placement Officer, Asst. Accounts Officer and Statistical Assistant besides various other categories of Technical / Administrative staff, both at the headquarters, as well in the I.T.I.s.
The Department under its ambit 10 Government ITIs and 3 ITIs from the Private Sector provides unskilled youth of the State with vocational skill training in different skill sectors through conventional and multiskilling programmes. Additionally, these Institutes offer Modular Employable Skills based programmes to cover the unorganized sector.
Every Government ITI is governed by an Institute Management Committee (IMC) headed by a prominent Industrialist. The IMC acts as an effective feedback mechanism for catalyzing continuous improvement in our training standards. A World Bank funded Vocational Training Improvement Project and a Central Government funded PPP Scheme are also being implemented in the Government ITIs for creation of Centres of Excellence.
To rapidly scale up skill development efforts in Goa, by creating an end-to-end, outcome-focused implementation framework, which aligns demands of the employers for a well-trained skilled workforce with aspirations of Indian citizens for sustainable livelihoods.
Background / Objective:
DSDE was set up to fulfill the growing need for skilled manpower across sectors and narrow the existing gap between the demand and supply of skills by ensuring a steady flow of skilled personnel and to reduce unemployment amongst the educated youth by equipping them with required skills, education and discipline for suitable industrial employment as well as self-employment.
Industrial Training Institutes (I.T.I’s) have been set up under the Craftsmen Training Scheme in Goa with a objective to enable a large number of Goan youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood
These Institutes are affiliated to National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT), through the Directorate General of Training (DGET), Government of India in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), New Delhi. They impart training in engineering and non-engineering trades.
- Create an end-to-end implementation framework for skill development, which provides opportunities for life-long learning. This includes: incorporation of skilling in the school curriculum, providing opportunities for quality long and short-term skill training, by providing gainful employment and ensuring career progression that meets the aspirations of trainees.
- Align employer/industry demand and workforce productivity with trainees’ aspirations for sustainable livelihoods, by creating a framework for outcome focused training.
- Build capacity for skill development in critical un-organised sectors (such as the construction sector, where there few opportunities for skill training) and provide pathways for re-skilling and up-skilling workers in these identified sectors, to enable them to transition into formal sector employment.
- Ensure sufficient, high quality options for long-term skilling, bench marked to internationally acceptable qualification standards, which will ultimately contribute to the creation of a highly skilled workforce.
- Leverage existing public infrastructure and industry facilities for scaling up skill training and capacity building efforts.
- Support weaker and disadvantaged sections of society through focused outreach programmes and targeted skill development activities.
- Propagate aspirational value of skilling among youth, by creating social awareness on value of skill training.
- Skills and knowledge are the driving forces of economic growth and social development for any country.
- India currently faces a severe shortage of well-trained, skilled workers. It is estimated that only 2.3 % of the workforce in India has undergone formal skill training as compared to 68% in the UK, 75% in Germany, 52% in USA, 80% in Japan and 96% in South Korea. Large sections of the educated workforce have little or no job skills, making them largely unemployable. Therefore, India must focus on scaling up skill training efforts to meet the demands of employers and drive economic growth.
- India’s annual skilling capacity was estimated at approximately 7 million during the period 2013-2014. Apart from meeting its own demand, India has the potential to provide a skilled workforce to fill the expected shortfall in the ageing developed world.
- India is one of the youngest nations in the world, with more than 54% of the total population below 25 years of age and over 62% of the population in the working age group (15-59 years). The country’s population pyramid is expected to bulge across the 15-59 age group over the next decade. This demographic advantage is predicted to last only until 2040. India therefore has a very narrow time frame to harness its demographic dividend and to overcome its skill shortages.
- The enormity of India’s skilling challenge is further aggravated by the fact that skill training efforts cut across multiple sectors and require the involvement of diverse stakeholders such as: multiple government departments at the centre and state levels, private training providers, educational and training institutions, employers, industry associations, assessment and certification bodies and trainees. All these stakeholders need to align their work together inorder to achieve the target of ‘SkillIndia’.