In the school education space, NSDC expanded its footprint to 2 new states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, taking the total count of states and UTs engaged to 28 with a total of 9182 schools. NSDC has worked with MHRD to restructure the implementation model of skill development trainings in schools from 4-year (1 entry at 9th class and 1 exit at 12th class) to 2-year model (entry at 9th and exit at 10th; again entry 11th and exit at 12th class). 73 Job roles (pegged at NSQF Level 2 to 4) were identified across 21 Sectors will be offered in schools. NSDC also roped-in Delhi Public School to initiate implementation of Skill Development courses. NSDC partnered with Kunskapsskolan (Swedish multinational school education organization) and Manav Rachna International University – a unique model of imparting education & learning in India. NSDC ran a pilot project in 100 schools of Haryana in 3 Sectors - Beauty & Wellness, IT-ITeS & Retail. Model IT Labs have been developed in 5 schools across 5 districts in Haryana. We have facilitated placements of students, successfully completed training, through ‘Job Melas’, organized along with Education Departments across 5 States viz. Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Haryana and West Bengal.
In the higher education space, NSDC is working with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for facilitation of its flagship initiative of PMKVY-TI (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana – Technical Institute). Post, completion of 28,204 training SSC-Job Roles in the first phase; in 2018-19, the second phase of this scheme experienced an ambitious 171,879 training targets allocation across 1,577 Colleges, based on proposals received by AICTE from several Colleges. No new allocations have been made under this program. NSDC initiated to work with Department of Higher Education, MHRD-GoI in developing an Apprenticeship model for regular general graduates / undergraduates. Under the initiative of Apprenticeship for Exiting Graduates, Apprenticeship opportunity was provided for exiting graduates in select job roles from May 2019 onwards. 9 sectors and approx. 100 job roles were shortlisted for the phase 1 implementation. This will increase the employability of the general graduates considerably as the student will be having professional experience on the shop-floor, after their graduation. The entire project will be funded through NAPS. NSDC also worked with MHRD to restructure the BVOC program and introduce new Degree program with mandatory embedded apprenticeship. In BVOC and degree programs, apprenticeship is an embedded component and the pilot was rolled out from academic year 2019-20 in 3 sectors and 20 colleges under NAPS.