Matching Job Creation with Industry Demand is the key to end Unemployment – Skill India Campaign
“I believe Indian youth has immense talent, they just want opportunities,”- PM Narendra Modi
The launch of Skill India campaign on the first World Youth Skills Day (July 15, 2015) by the PM Narendra Modi is one big step towards empowering the large population of youth in India. Today, more than 54 % of the country’s population is under 25 years of age. This very clearly supports our Prime Minister’s statement while launching the campaign – “If China has this identity of being World’s manufacturing factory, then India can become World’s required Human Resources Capital”.
A large section of our educated youth today have little or no job skills. This becomes a challenge for both the jobseekers and the employers which is highly unfortunate for a country with the largest population of youth. 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.
With the campaign, the government plans to skill 40.2 crore workers by 2022. The campaign has been announced as a part of the National Skill Development Mission which is also planning to award the trained candidates with incentives. This is chaired directly by the Prime Minister and providing additional incentives to the program clearly indicates the importance attached to this initiative.
Some Key Features of the Campaign-
• A national database known as the Labour Market Information System (LMIS) will be maintained for matching the demand and supply of skilled workforce in the country. In addition to providing the people with vital information on skilling initiatives across the country, it will also monitor the performance of existing skill development programmes.
• National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015 is the first integrated national scheme for developing skills and promoting entrepreneurship at a large scale.
• Skill Loan Scheme – Around 32 lakh skill loans to be provided in 5 years.
• Strategic partnership with the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of overseas Indian Affairs, Ministry of Power, Ministry of steel, Ministry of health and family welfare among others
The launch of the campaign is not only aimed towards driving the economic growth of the nation, but also to provide a better life to people. The poor in India do not keep high aspiration today as they are not educated or skilled, hence focus on meeting their bare minimum needs. The educated, but unskilled section of the youth is stuck in the same job for a very long time. This program is going to help them get better jobs and lead a more respectable life with self-confidence.
MeraJob.in – India’s 1st Job Matching Portal is committed to provide better lives to the youth of India
Today 75 million youth across the world is unemployed, yet 57% of employers worldwide cannot find entry level workforce. MeraJob.in is helping bridging this gap by connecting the right skills with the right opportunities by creating a candidate’s SmartProfile™ which captures his/her skills and highlights them to the employer. MeraJob.in also conducts skill enhancement programs for job seeker from time to time. To contribute to the national ethos of skill development, these workshops are provided free of cost. To identify and build skills with guidance from a tele-recruiter, call at 09266615555 (7 days a week, 9.30 am to 7.30 pm).
Also, as a part of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana launched recently to provide vocational, technical and skill development education at grass-root levels, a Skill Card would be issued on completing the training. The skill card will have a quick response (QR) code which would tell an employer about the skills and certifications of the jobseeker.
Get your equivalent to Skill Card today by registering with MeraJob.in and creating a SmartProfile™.
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