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India Skills Development Report 2013 2014 – PDF

FICCI released the India Skills Development report 2013 – 2014 titled ” Reaping India’s promised demographic dividend “ in November 2013 at the Global Skills Summit. The report highlights the fact that 500 million people in India will need to be provided vocational training in modern methods of cultivation, food processing and allied agricultural activities during 2012-2022. The full report can be downloaded in PDF format at the links below.

FICCI India Skills Development Report – 2014

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indian skill development report


The development of skills for 500 million Indians in less than 10 years is not only a matter of national urgency; it is astounding in its scale. Thus far, the development of skills has been driven by the requirements of the market; while much progress has been made with considerable help from the private sector, it clearly continued to be a supply driven system. The need to focus complete attention to the industry is now essential. This will make the system demand driven and close the skills mismatch.

The structural changes in the Indian VET system are clearly now visible. The Sector Skill Councils are becoming a reality. The industry needs to rally around them to strengthen this initiative which is essentially “By the Industry and For the Industry”.

This report discusses and analyses the reality of the demographic dividend and urges the industry to be the focal point of all skill development activity from working with the Government to engaging through CSR and through creating sustainable and scalable models to achieve the mammoth target of 500 Mn skilled people by 2022. Bringing industry in the forefront will not only improve productivity but improve access to decent employment and ensure India’s competitiveness in the global market.


1. 500-million skill development target: reality or mirage? |
1.1 Population pyramid and demographic changes by 2025 |
1.2 Informal and formal sector skill gap assessments |
1.3 Future skill needs |
1.4 Multiple agencies making efforts to meet future skill needs |

2. Skill development: industry takes the lead |
2.1 Skill development scenario in key sectors |
2.2 Industry at the epicenter of the skill agenda program |
2.3 Potential role of the industry in implementing the skill development program |
2.4 CSR: making skills a responsible activity |
2.5 Apprenticeship regime under watchdog |

3. Taking stock and correcting course: where are we? |
3.1 2013: Target vs. achievement: a situational analysis |
3.2 Facilitators of skill delivery framework |

4. Absorbing the increasing skilled workforce: Where are the jobs? |
4.1 Job creation scenario in India |
4.2 Role of entrepreneurship and self-employment in job creation |

5. Creating a scalable model: what are the pillars? |
5.1 National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF): mainstreaming vocational education |
5.2 Placement-linked skill development |
5.3 Skill development in organized and unorganized sectors |
5.4 Skill development for women |
5.5 Building public perception about vocational education |
5.6 Adopting international best practices |
5.7 Conclusion: tying it all together |

6.1 Summary of Findings |
6.2 Private sector development |
6.3 Integrated delivery platform/decentralized program management |
6.4 Improving relevance and quality of training |
6.4.1 Encouraging industry participation |
6.4.2 Establishing quality standards |
6.4.3 Developing a pool of trainers |
6.5 Integrating skills with education |
6.6 Inclusion of the informal sector |
6.7 Women inclusion |
6.8 Conclusion |

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