Skill India Current Affairs - 2020

NSTIs of Skill Development to be used as Quarantine Centres for COVID-19

On March 29, 2020, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has decided to convert National skill Training Institutes (NSTI) into quarantine isolation facilities.

Highlights

Along with Quarantine Centres, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is to provide 1 lakh personnel trained in healthcare skills to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. These personnel were trained under Skill India Mission. Also, the ministry is to share 2,00 health care trainers and 500 health care assessors with the Health Ministry.

NSTI

National Skill Training Institutes (NSTI) are run by the Directorate General of Training. It operates under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. They train personnel according to the current need of Government of India. This is based on the welfare schemes or the sectors the government intends to develop in the recent times.

Skill India Mission

Skill India Mission was launched in 2015 by PM Modi. It aims to train more than 40 crore people in different skills by 2022. The United Kingdom has entered into partnership with India under the mission.

SANKALP (skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion Programme) is one of the biggest initiatives of Skill India Mission. So far, GoI has invested Rs 4,000 crores in the mission.

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MSDE distributes Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) certificates to candidates

Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) announced and distributed Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) certificates to 500 candidates to boost their morale.

About Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Program

Recognition of Prior Learning certificates: The certified candidates are trained as well as assessed on their skill set under Recognition of prior Learning program of MSDE’s Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). The certification will mobilise quality workforce and will reduce employer dependence for recognition, particularly for women who form a large part of workforce.

RPL Program:  It is a program of Skill India that aims to certify the workforce as per National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) to rewards and enhance value of skilled manpower. RPL recognizes and certifies skills acquired through informal means, thus bringing about a major shift from un-organized sector to organized economy.

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