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Skill Development and Training

Skills and knowledge are the driving forces of economic growth and social development for any country.

Countries with higher and better levels of skills adjust more effectively to the challenges and opportunities. As the proportion of working age group of 15-59 years will be increasing steadily, India has the advantage of “demographic dividend”. Harnessing the demographic dividend through appropriate skill development efforts would provide an opportunity to achieve inclusion and productivity within the country and also a reduction in the global skill shortages. Large scale skill development is thus an imminent imperative. Over the last decades, India’s growing population is being increasingly recognized as strength rather than a constraint in the context of economic development.


The Economy of India is the tenth-largest in the world by GDP and the third-largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). India was the 6th largest services exporter in the world in 2013. India’s manufacturing industry has held a constant share of its economic contribution, while the fastest-growing part of the economy has been its services sector - which includes construction, telecom, software and information technologies, infrastructure, tourism, education, health care, travel, trade, banking and other components of its economy. To continue this service sector led growth India has to continue building its human resources – through Skill.

In India today, 59% of the population is in the working age group of 15 to 50 yrs. The youth dependency ratio is India is 44%. Initiated in the twelfth plan, Skill development continues to be a priority area, reflecting its relevance for the economy. With the goal to synergies opportunities, scope and space for skill development, the programme which was earlier implemented by 20 different ministries has now been consolidated under the newly formed Ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship.

The programme targets youth, training them so that they develop marketable skills. The aim is to have clear and visible outcome - livelihood with dignity and pride. MSPL shares the governments passion for skilling, for us, Skill India is a movement, not just a programme.

Major challenge of skill development initiatives is to address the needs of huge population by providing skills in order to make them employable and help them secure decent work.

“Skill development for persons working in the unorganized sector is a key strategy in that direction. This will also inculcate dignity of labour and create greater awareness towards environmental, safety and health concerns. A large number of students are not able to pursue education due to socio-economic constraints."

Potentially, the target group for skill development comprises all those in the labour force, including those entering the labour market for the first time (12.8 million annually), those employed in the organized sector (26.0 million) and those working in the unorganized sector (433 million) in 2004-05. The current capacity of the skill development programs is 3.1 million. India has set a target of skilling 500 million people by 2022.

Aims of Skill Development & Training in India:

The aim of skill development in the country is to support achieving rapid and inclusive growth through:

  • Enhancing individuals” employability (wage/ self-employment) and ability to adapt to changing technologies and labour market demands.
  • Improving productivity and living standards of the people.
  • Strengthening competitiveness of the country.
  • Create opportunities for all to acquire skills throughout life, and especially for youth, women and disadvantaged groups.
  • Promote commitment by all stakeholders to own skill development initiatives.
  • Develop a high-quality skilled workforce/entrepreneur relevant to current and emerging employment market needs.

MSPL’s Skill Development Activities

Modelama Skills Pvt Ltd is partnering with the Government for many of the central and state Skill Development schemes. It has presence across India, and has multi sector training programmes.

MSPL Centers across India