Skill Management and Accreditation of Training Centers is a Govt. of India initiative launched in order to empower India’s youth with skill sets to make them more productive and employable in their environment. As India is moving consistently towards globalization, it should meet the aspirations of youth and aim towards giving them best possible skills.
It is very important to create spark among stakeholders of ecosystem to streamline and coordinate several initiatives of skill development undertaken by Indian government. It is very important that process affecting quality of training are aligned in several schemes. The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) announced the SMART program – Skill Management & AccReditation of Training Centers.
SMART offers single window application of IT resources focusing on Affiliation, Accreditation and Consistent Monitoring of Training centers in ecosystem which is designed to meet the major issues, such as evaluating skill providers in objective way, allowing trainees to make quick and informed decisions about Training centers, forecasting growth in training centers etc. It promotes effective and standardized processes regarding Affiliation, Accreditation, and Consistent Monitoring of Training Centers which will play a vital role to achieve great quality standards in different schemes.
Along with such objectives, SMART introduces single window clearance to Training providers. Here are some of the major features –
- Offering unified, transparent, one-stop solution for training providers, allowing timely delivery of Affiliation and Accreditation of Training Centers,
- Giving single front end portal interface in several Schemes and Sector Skill Councils,
- Allowing stakeholders to perform Consistent Monitoring of Training Centers and determining the performance of skill development programs in objective way, to foster growth in training centers, and building effectiveness in offering competency based training,
- Authorizing trainees as well as stakeholders make informed decisions about training centers.
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)
The National Skill Development Corporation is the Public Private Partnership, which falls under MSDE, Government of India. It is aimed to facilitate Skill Development with creation of quality, large, vocational skill training institutes. NSDC was established under National Skill Development Mission to meet the growing needs of India for skilled manpower in different sectors and short down the existing gap between the supply and demand of skill sets.
NSDC develops scalable initiatives of skill training. The mandate also covers enabling support systems, including information systems, quality assurance as well as trains the trainer academies, either through partnerships or directly. It also catalyzes skill development by offering funds to the companies, enterprises and organizations offering skill training. It will develop models to support, enhance and coordinate the initiatives of private sector.