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FICCI recognizes that Skills Development is an important imperative for achieving India's ambitious growth targets. It is committed to working with the stakeholders, especially the industry, government and academia to create sustainable and scalable skills propositions which will benefit the youth of the country from all sections of society.

Key Players:
 
Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Finance, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), National Skill Development Agency (NSDA), State Skill Missions
 
Major Issues/Concerns:
  1. Government schemes with multiple certification systems further fragment industry initiatives. We need consolidation and scale to happen. The country needs more participation from private players and industry.
  2. The unorganized sector which constitutes about 93% of the workforce is not supported by any structural system of acquiring or upgrading skills. Training needs in this sector are highly diverse and multi skill-oriented. Further there is no certification system for a large chunk of workers, who do not have any formal education but have acquired proficiency on their own
  3. Another concern is the availability of information on skills development. There are many examples of good and innovative practice in India, but they can sometimes go unnoticed or have low visibility.
  4. A basic problem with the skill development system is that the numbers, quality and skill types - system is non-responsive to labour market, due to a demand -supply mismatch on several counts.
  5. The advent of Intelligent Automation and Robotics will change the skill development ecosystem; all the stakeholders need to come together to make Indian workforce “future ready”. We still don’t have a structure in place to meet the growing challenges of Industry 4.0 technological advancements.
 

Team Leader

Rajesh Pankaj

Director

Timeline

2024
Feb
Event

NUA Odissa Global Summit on Growth & Employment 2024

2023
Oct
Study

National Framework on Career Guidance and Counselling

Sep
Event

2nd Traditional Cluster Development Program

Study

Global Skills Summit Post Show Report 2023

Press Release

Need to reorient our education system to make it more application oriented by providing skills and employment: Secretary, Ministry of Skills & Entrepreneurship, GoI

Study

High Quality Demand Driven Skilling: Focus – Electronics Manufacturing

Study

Skill Financing In India

Event

14th Global Skills Summit

Event

3rd FICCI Skill Development Committee Meeting, 2023

Aug
Event

Making Apprenticeship Aspirational - Workshop with Industry

Jul
Event

G20 - Skilling the Shakti

Event

1st Traditional Cluster Development Program

Event

World Youth Skills Day Celebration

Event

Mukhyamantri Seekho Kamao Yojana

Jun
Event

2nd Skill Development Committee Meeting

Apr
Event

Odisha Skill Conclave 2023

Feb
Event

1st Skill Development Committee Meeting

2022
Dec
Event

FICCI AWS Digital Skills Initiative - Building Future ready workforce

Sep
Event

FICCI AWS Digital Skills Workshop - Building Future ready workforce

Press Release

Govt to come up with Digital University frameworks to facilitate workforce: Dharmendra Pradhan

Event

13th Global Skills Summit

Study

Study of Regulations, Compliances & The Skilling Ecosystem

Study

Reimagining Vocational Education in India The Missing Piece

Jul
Event

World Youth Skills Day

Event

FICCI AWS Digital Skills Workshop - Building Future ready workforce

Mar
Event

Webinars on Know Your Career

2021
Oct
Event

Webinar on Policy Landscape in Skilling in BRICS Nations

Aug
Event

Webinar on Skilling of Healthcare Workers - BRICS Perspective

Event

Industry Perspective on Demand of Skilled Workforce - Post Pandemic Scenario

Event

Transitioning to New Standards in Apprenticeship - Post Pandemic Scenario

Jul
Study

Impact of COVID-19 and Industry 4.O on Future of Work for Women

Event

Reimagining Youth Skills in India - Post Pandemic

Jan
Press Release

Government to soon launch PMKVY-3 scheme, plumbing sector to also benefit: Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

Event

Curtain Raiser of Plumb Skills Expo 2021

2019
Sep
Press Release

Skill Development Policy needs to be tailored for Four Indias within India: TV Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education

Event

Global Skills Summit 2019

Press Release

India to be key provider of skilled workforce to entire world: Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister, Skill development and Entrepreneurship

Study

Implementation of Apprenticeship in India

Event

Journey of WorldSkills Winners

2018
Press Release

Public policy makers need to come to grips with changing nature of jobs and their availability: Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Study

Future of Jobs in India - 2.0

Study

Employer-led Models of Job Creation - Version:2

Event

11th Global Skills Summit 2018

Press Release

Dharmendra Pradhan to inaugurate Global Skills Summit tomorrow States share best practices on cluster-based job creation model as a precursor to GSS

Apr
Press Release

India and UAE to engage strongly on skills harmonisation

Event

India-UAE Skill Mapping and HR Conference

Press Release

India-UAE Skill Mapping and HR Conference in Dubai on 22 April 2018

Jan
Event

Skill Summit 2018 - Momentum Jharkhand

2017
Oct
Press Release

Indian contingents competing with global players at Worldskills competition in Abu Dhabi

Sep
Press Release

Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates FICCI's 10th edition of 'Global Skills Summit'

Press Release

By 2022, 37% of Indian workforce would be in jobs demanding radically different skill sets: A report by FICCI-NASSCOM

Study

Future of Jobs in India - A 2022 Perspective

Study

Primer on Employer Led Models of Job Creation - Perspectives and Case Studies

Event

Global Skill Summit 2017

Jul
Press Release

CGSC wins Best Sector Skill Council and Best Standard & QA Excellence Award

2016
Nov
Study

Whitepaper Summary: Skill Development for Industry 4.0

Event

Wild Card Entries for Worldskills India

Sep
Study

Re-engineering the skill ecosystem

Event

9th Global Skill Summit

Press Release

#StartInCollege Phase 2 to be launched at FICCI Global Skills Summit on Engineers Day

Jul
Event

Close Group Technical Round-Table Discussion of Prospective Apprenticeship Task Force Members

Press Release

FICCI business delegation to Japan to explore collaboration in Skill Development and Vocational Education

Apr
Event

FICCI-ILO Roundtable on scaling up Apprenticeships with Innovative Pilot Approach

Feb
Study

Skill India - Build India: Post Conference Recommendations

Event

MoU Signing ceremony with Himachal Pradesh Skills Mission

2015
Nov
Event

Workshop on 'Industry Engagement for Skilled Workforce Through Apprenticeship - Stakeholders'

Press Release

80% employers satisfied with quality of engg. graduates hired: FICCI-WB survey

Oct
Event

Workshop on Industry Engagement for skilled workforce through Apprenticeship

Sep
Event

Workshop on the NSQF Implementation

Press Release

Youth needs additional skills to become industry-ready and employable, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Event

FICCI 8th Global Skill Summit: Skill India :Build India

Aug
Event

Workshop on Industry Engagement for skilled workforce through Apprenticeship at Ranchi

Event

FICCI Skills Delegation to WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

Jul
Press Release

FICCI welcomes the cabinet approval of India's first integrated National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Apr
Event

FICCI Skills Delegation to Berlin, Germany

Mar
Event

'National Skill Policy' at FICCI Skills Development Forum Meeting

2014
Nov
Event

FICCI-Wadhwani Foundation Roundtable Discussion on Skills for the Differently Abled

Sep
Study

FICCI-KPMG Report 'Skilling India'

Event

FICCI 7th Global Skill Summit

2013
Study

Report on skill development "Reaping India's promised demographic dividend"

Study

FICCI report: Opportunities in India-New Zealand Skill Partnership

Event

FICCI Global Skill Summit 2013

Jul
Event

FICCI Skill delegation to World Skills ,Leipzig

Event

42nd WorldSkills Competition

Apr
Study

Forging India-Germany Partnerships in Skills Development

Jan
Event

Role of Further Education Colleges in UK for Skills Development in India

Event

FICCI Skill Development Forum Luncheon Meeting with Mr. Matthew Hancock, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Skills, UK

Press Release

National selections begin for World Skills India 2012; Qualifiers to represent India in International Competition (Germany) in July this year

2012
Dec
Event

Special Session on India-Queensland: Collaboration on Education and Skills Development

Nov
Event

Youth Engagement Workshop on 21st Century Careers & Skills Required

Event

Interactive Session on Skills Education in India: New Horizons – Focus: West Bengal

Event

India & Sweden: Collaboration on Skills Development

Sep
Event

5th Global Skills Summit 2012

Apr
Study

Forging India UK Partnerships in Skills Development

Event

Indian Delegation on Skills and Training to UK

2011
Nov
Event

English language an essential skill for Job Readiness

Oct
Study

FICCI- UK India Business Council (UKIBC): Report on Vocational Education for School Learners in India and the UK

Survey

FICCI Survey on Labour / Skill Shortage for Industry

Sep
Event

4th Global Skills Summit

Study

FICCI-Ernst & Young: Knowledge Paper on "Strategic and Implementation Framework for Skill Development in India September 2011"

Event

Workshop on "Training of Trainers: Models & Case Studies from UK" on the occasion of the 4th FICCI Global Skills Summit 2011

Event

Workshop on "German Vocational Education & Training in specific sectors - lessons for the formation of Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) in India"

Event

Interactive Seminar with Delegation of Skill Providers from UK

2010
Nov
Press Release

India Inc Confronted With Severe 'Quality' Manpower Crunch; Says FICCI-Cvoter Survey

Aug
Event

Indo-German Roundtable on Skill Development

Event

FICCI 3rd Global Skills Summit 2010

Event

UK-India Skills Forum Roundtable

Press Release

20 Sectors to Drive Economy and Create bulk of Employment

Study

The Skill Development Landscape in India and Implementing Quality Skills Training

Jul
Press Release

Huge Skills Shortage Rocks Indian Food Industry: FICCI Survey

May
Event

National Workshop for Skill's Assessors

Mar
Event

Skill Development Forum Meeting

Feb
Press Release

Viability Gap Funding for Private Skill Training Providers: Harish Rawat

2009
Oct
Event

Signing of MOU with Don Bosco Tech

Press Release

Labour unrest and strikes inimical to fresh investments and affect countryys economic prospects: FICCI

Aug
Event

Global Skills Summit: Emerging Skill - India 2020

Events

Feb, 2024

NUA Odissa Global Summit on Growth & Employment 2024

Feb 19 - Feb 20, 2024 Bhubaneswar

Sep, 2023

2nd Traditional Cluster Development Program

Sep 24 - Sep 29, 2023 Virtual Platform

14th Global Skills Summit

Sep 20 - Sep 21, 2023 FICCI, New Delhi

3rd FICCI Skill Development Committee Meeting, 2023

Sep 05, 2023 Hybrid

Aug, 2023

Making Apprenticeship Aspirational - Workshop with Industry

Aug 01, 2023 Subros Ltd., Manesar

Jul, 2023

G20 - Skilling the Shakti

Jul 26, 2023 FICCI, New Delhi

1st Traditional Cluster Development Program

Jul 24 - Jul 31, 2023 Virtual Platform

World Youth Skills Day Celebration

Jul 15, 2023 Virtual Platform

Mukhyamantri Seekho Kamao Yojana

Jul 06, 2023 FICCI, New Delhi

Jun, 2023

2nd Skill Development Committee Meeting

Jun 14, 2023 FICCI, New Delhi

Apr, 2023

Odisha Skill Conclave 2023

Apr 20 - Apr 22, 2023 Kalinga Stadium Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Feb, 2023

1st Skill Development Committee Meeting

Feb 02, 2023 FICCI, New Delhi

Dec, 2022

FICCI AWS Digital Skills Initiative - Building Future ready workforce

Dec 21, 2022 Federation House, FICCI, Tansen Marg, New Delhi

Sep, 2022

FICCI AWS Digital Skills Workshop - Building Future ready workforce

Sep 28, 2022 Conference Room, 2nd floor, Federation House, FICCI, Tansen Marg, New Delhi, 2.30PM - 4.00 PM

13th Global Skills Summit

Sep 27 - Sep 28, 2022 Federation House, New Delhi

Jul, 2022

World Youth Skills Day

Jul 15, 2022 Virtual Platform

FICCI AWS Digital Skills Workshop - Building Future ready workforce

Jul 08, 2022 1100 Hrs - 1330 Hrs (IST)

Mar, 2022

Webinars on Know Your Career

Mar 29 - Apr 05, 2022 Virtual Platform

Oct, 2021

Webinar on Policy Landscape in Skilling in BRICS Nations

Oct 14, 2021 Virtual Platform, 1600 Hrs - 1730 Hrs (IST)

Aug, 2021

Webinar on Skilling of Healthcare Workers - BRICS Perspective

Aug 27, 2021 Virtual Platform, 4:00 PM - 5.30 PM

Industry Perspective on Demand of Skilled Workforce - Post Pandemic Scenario

Aug 26, 2021 Virtual Platform, 1600hrs - 1700hrs

Transitioning to New Standards in Apprenticeship - Post Pandemic Scenario

Aug 13, 2021 Virtual Platform, 1600hrs - 1700hrs

Jul, 2021

Reimagining Youth Skills in India - Post Pandemic

Jul 15, 2021 Virtual Platform

Jan, 2021

Curtain Raiser of Plumb Skills Expo 2021

Jan 12, 2021 Virtual Platform

Sep, 2019

Global Skills Summit 2019

Sep 20, 2019 FICCI, New Delhi

Journey of WorldSkills Winners

Sep 19, 2019 FICCI, New Delhi

Sep, 2018

11th Global Skills Summit 2018

Sep 15, 2018 FICCI, New Delhi

Apr, 2018

India-UAE Skill Mapping and HR Conference

Apr 22, 2018 Dubai, UAE

Jan, 2018

Skill Summit 2018 - Momentum Jharkhand

Jan 12, 2018 Ranchi, Jharkhand

Sep, 2017

Global Skill Summit 2017

Sep 15, 2017 New Delhi

Nov, 2016

Wild Card Entries for Worldskills India

Nov 13, 2016 FICCI, New Delhi

Sep, 2016

9th Global Skill Summit

Sep 15, 2016 New Delhi

Jul, 2016

Close Group Technical Round-Table Discussion of Prospective Apprenticeship Task Force Members

Jul 26, 2016 FICCI, New Delhi

Apr, 2016

FICCI-ILO Roundtable on scaling up Apprenticeships with Innovative Pilot Approach

Apr 12, 2016 FICCI, New Delhi

Feb, 2016

MoU Signing ceremony with Himachal Pradesh Skills Mission

Feb 08, 2016 Shimla

Nov, 2015

Workshop on 'Industry Engagement for Skilled Workforce Through Apprenticeship - Stakeholders'

Nov 06, 2015 Kochi

Oct, 2015

Workshop on Industry Engagement for skilled workforce through Apprenticeship

Oct 16, 2015 Chennai

Sep, 2015

Workshop on the NSQF Implementation

Sep 11, 2015 FICCI, New Delhi

FICCI 8th Global Skill Summit: Skill India :Build India

Sep 10, 2015 New Delhi

Aug, 2015

Workshop on Industry Engagement for skilled workforce through Apprenticeship at Ranchi

Aug 28, 2015 Ranchi

FICCI Skills Delegation to WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

Aug 12 - Aug 17, 2015 São Paulo, Brazil

Apr, 2015

FICCI Skills Delegation to Berlin, Germany

Apr 08 - Apr 12, 2015 Berlin, Germany

Mar, 2015

'National Skill Policy' at FICCI Skills Development Forum Meeting

Mar 19, 2015 FICCI, New Delhi

Nov, 2014

FICCI-Wadhwani Foundation Roundtable Discussion on Skills for the Differently Abled

Nov 07, 2014 New Delhi

Sep, 2014

FICCI 7th Global Skill Summit

Sep 04 - Sep 05, 2014 FICCI, New Delhi

Sep, 2013

FICCI Global Skill Summit 2013

Sep 04 - Sep 06, 2013 FICCI, New Delhi

Jul, 2013

FICCI Skill delegation to World Skills ,Leipzig

Jul 05 - Jul 11, 2013 Germany

42nd WorldSkills Competition

Jul 02 - Jul 07, 2013 Leipzig, Germany

Jan, 2013

Role of Further Education Colleges in UK for Skills Development in India

Jan 23, 2013 FICCI Federation House, New Delhi

FICCI Skill Development Forum Luncheon Meeting with Mr. Matthew Hancock, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Skills, UK

Jan 22, 2013 FICCI, New Delhi

Dec, 2012

Special Session on India-Queensland: Collaboration on Education and Skills Development

Dec 06, 2012 New Delhi

Nov, 2012

Youth Engagement Workshop on 21st Century Careers & Skills Required

Nov 27, 2012 Hamsadhwani Theatre, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Interactive Session on Skills Education in India: New Horizons – Focus: West Bengal

Nov 15, 2012 New Delhi

India & Sweden: Collaboration on Skills Development

Nov 02, 2012 FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi

Sep, 2012

5th Global Skills Summit 2012

Sep 06 - Sep 07, 2012 New Delhi

Apr, 2012

Indian Delegation on Skills and Training to UK

Apr 16 - Apr 19, 2012 London, UK

Nov, 2011

English language an essential skill for Job Readiness

Nov 23, 2011 FICCI, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi

Sep, 2011

4th Global Skills Summit

Sep 15 - Sep 16, 2011 Federation House, New Delhi

Workshop on "German Vocational Education & Training in specific sectors - lessons for the formation of Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) in India"

Sep 14, 2011 FICCI, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi

Workshop on "Training of Trainers: Models & Case Studies from UK" on the occasion of the 4th FICCI Global Skills Summit 2011

Sep 14, 2011 FICCI, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi

Interactive Seminar with Delegation of Skill Providers from UK

Sep 12, 2011 The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

Aug, 2010

Indo-German Roundtable on Skill Development

Aug 20, 2010 New Delhi

FICCI 3rd Global Skills Summit 2010

Aug 19 - Aug 20, 2010 New Delhi

UK-India Skills Forum Roundtable

Aug 18, 2010 New Delhi

May, 2010

National Workshop for Skill's Assessors

May 24, 2010 New Delhi

Mar, 2010

Skill Development Forum Meeting

Mar 24, 2010 New Delhi

Oct, 2009

Signing of MOU with Don Bosco Tech

Oct 21, 2009 New Delhi

Aug, 2009

Global Skills Summit: Emerging Skill - India 2020

Aug 20, 2009 New delhi

Chair

Mr K Ramakrishnan

Chief Executive - Skill Development Mission
Larsen & Toubro Limited

Co-Chair

Mr. Sanjay Shivnani

Corporate HR - Technical Training & HTU
Hindalco Industries Ltd

Co-Chair

Mr Manoj Agrawal

Executive Advisor, Training Academy
Maruti Suzuki India Limited

Advisor

Manab Majumdar

Senior Advisor Civil Nuclear Energy, Energy Security, Biotechnology, Clinical Research, Membership

FICCI Survey on Labour / Skill Shortage for Industry

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Fourth Global Skills Summit

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FICCI Recommendations Note for 12th Five Year Plan

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FICCI Skills Development Forum Member List

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The Times of India |

CM inaugurates Odisha Skill Conclave

The Telegraph Online |

Tech training for Odisha youths

The Hans India |

13th Global Skills Summit on Sept 27-28

Krishi Jagran |

Webinar on Future of Skills

Corporate News for U |

"High-Impact Online Learning at Scale"

The Hindu |

MESC signs MoU with five colleges

Express Computer |

Reskilling the Indian technology sector

The Hindu Business Line |

India, UAE to engage on skill harmonisation

The Hindu Business Line |

Making India the global education hub

The Pioneer |

Future of skills & jobs

Business Standard |

Uber ties up with Maruti to add more drivers

The Pioneer |

One year of Skill India

The Assam Tribune |

Sonowal asks MNCs to invest in State

Business Standard |

'Onus on Indian industries to develop skills'

The Pioneer |

Aiming skill development

The Indian Express |

Fair focuses on ‘Skilling India’

The Indian Express |

Mini-India makes a mark at trade fair

The Indian Express |

‘ECB bond buying will not impact India’

Need to reorient our education system to make it more application oriented by providing skills and employment: Secretary, Ministry of Skills & Entrepreneurship, GoI

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Govt to come up with Digital University frameworks to facilitate workforce: Dharmendra Pradhan

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Government to soon launch PMKVY-3 scheme, plumbing sector to also benefit: Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

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Skill Development Policy needs to be tailored for Four Indias within India: TV Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education

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India to be key provider of skilled workforce to entire world: Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister, Skill development and Entrepreneurship

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Public policy makers need to come to grips with changing nature of jobs and their availability: Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

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Dharmendra Pradhan to inaugurate Global Skills Summit tomorrow States share best practices on cluster-based job creation model as a precursor to GSS

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India and UAE to engage strongly on skills harmonisation

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India-UAE Skill Mapping and HR Conference in Dubai on 22 April 2018

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Indian contingents competing with global players at Worldskills competition in Abu Dhabi

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By 2022, 37% of Indian workforce would be in jobs demanding radically different skill sets: A report by FICCI-NASSCOM

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Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates FICCI's 10th edition of 'Global Skills Summit'

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CGSC wins Best Sector Skill Council and Best Standard & QA Excellence Award

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#StartInCollege Phase 2 to be launched at FICCI Global Skills Summit on Engineers Day

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FICCI business delegation to Japan to explore collaboration in Skill Development and Vocational Education

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80% employers satisfied with quality of engg. graduates hired: FICCI-WB survey

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Youth needs additional skills to become industry-ready and employable, says Nirmala Sitharaman

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FICCI welcomes the cabinet approval of India's first integrated National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

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National selections begin for World Skills India 2012; Qualifiers to represent India in International Competition (Germany) in July this year

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India Inc Confronted With Severe 'Quality' Manpower Crunch; Says FICCI-Cvoter Survey

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20 Sectors to Drive Economy and Create bulk of Employment

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Huge Skills Shortage Rocks Indian Food Industry: FICCI Survey

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Viability Gap Funding for Private Skill Training Providers: Harish Rawat

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Labour unrest and strikes inimical to fresh investments and affect countryys economic prospects: FICCI

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FICCI-SAMSUNG Centre of Excellence for Career Counselling, Greater NOIDA, UP

FICCI and Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India have signed up for setting Model Career Centre under National Career Service (NCS) project at Greater NOIDA, UP. 
The primary focus of the project is facilitating employment services via portal (www.ncs.gov.in) and provide career related services like career counselling etc via Model Career centre.

Leveraging the Model Career Centre initiative,FICCI and SAMSUNG are setting up India's first  Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Career Counselling in Greater NOIDA with strategic partnership of Ministry of Labour & Employment, GoI. The CoE will act as one stop solution and “Discovery Center” that will serve as a platform for addressing all career related needs of the youth and students.

FICCI-Assessment Services

FICCI is designated as the National Level Assessment Body under the Govt. of India’s SDIS-MES programs, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), NCVT, Ministry of Textiles – Integrated Skills Development Scheme (ISDS), State Skill Development Missions and Third Party Assessments, CED-Gujrat.

Conducted Vocational Skill Assessments in more than 25 states and Certified more than 0.5 Million candidates across various sector under DGET (FY 15-16) this includes Retail, Apparel, Mining, Gems & Jewellry, Hospitality, Electronics, Furniture, Power, Media & Entertainment, Iron & Steel Trade, Construction, Leather, Health Care & Beauty. And we are third party assessment body for leading corporate & CSR projects.
 
FICCI has successfully delivered more than 5 lakhs assessments till now across 80+districts in 22 states. These assessments were delivered for DGET, CED, Media & Entertainment, Textile, SCPwD and Domestic workers Sector Skill Council. 

DFID SFJ program

FICCI in consortium with PwC, NABCONS, and EDI is implementing “Skills for Job” program of Department for International Development (DFID), UK. The program initiated in 2014 to make Indian skills market deliver jobs to the poor in low income states of India by supporting private entrepreneurs deliver skills training while building the skills eco-system with an outcome of increased employment or self-employment opportunities to the poor.

Under the program FICCI along with PwC is providing the following structured Technical Assistance:

Component 1: Facilitating access to credit to trainees 
Component 2: Developing 100 entry level Qualification Packs
Component 3: Capacity building of 2 Sector Skills Council (Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative & Handicrafts & Carpet. Sector Skill Council)
Component 4: Capacity building and Business Development advisory services to NSDC and NSDC training providers
Component 5: Capacity building Support to 2 State Skills Mission/Corporation (Jharkhand Skill Development Mission Society, Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development Mission)

Apprenticeship

FICCI’s Apprenticeship team works with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to support them in creating awareness about Apprenticeship Training, especially National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS), and engaging the industry across India. To overcome the challenges faced by the MSDE, the team developed a comprehensive 360-degree communications strategy along with targeted industry engagement plan. Multiple workshops have already been conducted across cities addressing the industry, newspaper advertisement release, social media presence, knowledge products are some of the interventions that have already been implemented.

BRICS Program

FICCI has been nominated as the official Secretariat for all the BRICS activities. FICCI Skills division is leading all the skills related activities of the larger BRICS group including development and release of knowledge papers, organising SDWG workshops, participation & taking delegation to summits/ conferences in other countries. We have also established various task forces such as Task force for Skill development for industry 4.0, taskforce for organising BRICS skill Competitions among others.