• To ensure a steady flow of skilled workers in different trades for the industry.
  • To raise the quality & quantity of industrial production by systematic training of workers.
  • To reduce unemployment among the educated youth by equipping them for suitable industrial employment.

Skill Challenges

  • Skill development is key to promote employability & economic growth.
  • Only 13% of all university graduates are employable.
  • Only 5% of the youth are vocationally trained.
  • There is a need to build global skill workforce, as India is the youngest country with almost 54% population below 30 years.
  • The demographic surplus of India will be 47 million by year 2020.
  • Educated without professional skill constitutes 69% of the total unemployed.

Challenges Before Maharashtra State

1 Population Approx 10 crores
2 Population of 11 to 20 year Age 2 Cr.
3 Population of 21-35 year Age 2.5 Cr.
4 Child labour 7, 64, 075
5 Uneducated labour 44%
6 4th pass labour 22.60
7 Qualified labour 33%
8 Youth registered with employment exchange 34, 81, 367

Creation Of New Training Facilities / Utilizing Existing Infrastructure

  • Involving various industries in the state which are under Apprenticeship act & utilizing their infrastructure facilities.
  • Involvement of industries association like Manufacturing Association, Builder Association, Retail Association, Automobile Association, etc. for group training.
  • Involving specialized sector like Hospitals/ Hotels/ Retails/ Gems & Jwellery/ Apparel/ Travel & Tourism / Food Processing etc.
  • Involvement of Corporate sector.
  • Involvement of Secondary School/ Ashram Shala/ NGOs / Master Craftsman.

Involvement of Recognized Educational Institutes like

  • Arts, Science, Commerce Colleges
  • Engineering & Polytechnic Colleges
  • Agriculture colleges
  • Medical colleges
  • HMCT Colleges

Strategy For Implementation

Role of State Government

  • Implementation of programme in mission mode.
  • Bringing all training schemes of all departments under one Umbrella.
  • Field study for manpower mapping in all districts.
  • Designing Competency base curriculum.
  • Preparing Training material.
  • Facility for Training of trainers.
  • Additional infrastructure for training.
  • Mechanism for Quality audits to monitor training quality.
  • Examination & Certification of trainees; Separate assessing body for each District.
  • Mechanism for Follow up of employment.
  • Linkages with various Govt./ Non Govt. Dept. for Self Employment.
  • Popularization & publicity of the scheme.