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Skill Development Course

Government of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment launched a Modular Employable Skills (MES) under Skill Development Initiative (SDI) Scheme through Directorate General of Employment & Training in May 2007. Under this scheme, training to earlier school leavers and existing workers specially in a unorganised sector are to be trained for employable skills. In close consultation with industries/State Governments and expertise the scheme has been operationalized since 2007. A majority of Indian workforce does not possess marketable skills which is an impediment in getting decent employment and improving their economic condition. While India has large young population, only 5% of the Indian labour force in the age group of 20-24 years has obtained vocational skills through formal means whereas the percentage in industrialized countries varies between 60 % and 96%. About 63% of the school students drop out at different stages before reaching Class X. Only about 2.5 million vocational training seats are available in the country whereas about 12.8 million persons enter the labour market every year. Even out of these training places, very few are available for early school dropouts. This signifies that a large number of school drop outs do not have access to skill development for improving their employability. The educational entry requirements and long duration of courses of the formal training system are some of the impediments for a person of low educational attainment to acquire skills for his livelihood. Further, the largest share of new jobs in India is likely to come from the unorganized sector that employs up to 93 per cent of the national workforce, but most of the training programmes cater to the needs of the organized sector.


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    To provide vocational training to school leavers, existing workers, ITI graduates, improve their employability by optimally utilizing the infrastructure available in Government, private institutions and the Industry. Existing skills of the persons can also be tested and certified under this scheme.
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    To build capacity in the area of development of competency standards, course curricula, learning material and assessment standards in the country.
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    Priority will be given to covering those above the age of 14 years who have been or withdrawn as child labour to enable them to learn employable skills in order to get gainful employment.

BIET Skill Development Training vertical provides a host of training programs to ensure that the needs of both the industry and students are met. For which, BIET has partnered with various Government schemes and organizations.

In last 10 years, BIET has emerged as a prominent service provider in skill development sector. BIET has provided Skill Development training to more than 25,000 students and placement under various state government projects, such as Paschim Banga Society for Skill Development (PBSSD), State Urban Development Agency , Labour department, Directorate of Employment being the significant ones. BIET’s efforts in improving the livelihood scenario of rural population have thus been Govt. recognized.

Labour department, Directorate of Employment has accepted the BIET as a training provider under the scheme for “ Skill Development For Registered Job Seekers for 8 IT and ITES Courses, 5 Communicative English Courses. Few courses like BIET Compact , FA Package , BPO and Call Centre Training are few popular courses under BIET offerings

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