Govt launches Skill India digital platform
The newly launched platform will offer citizens access to 264 govt-run courses, job exchange options and entrepreneurial opportunities
The Central government on Wednesday, 14 September, launched the Skill India Digital Platform, expected to bring all skilling initiatives under a single umbrella and provide skill development and entrepreneurial support to people.
More than 264 skilling courses from 42,623 centres across the country will be available on the platform, which will also provide opportunities for job exchange, apprenticeship and entrepreneurship.
The Skill India application can be downloaded from Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store and is available in multiple Indian languages, according to an official statement.
Dharmendra Pradhan, union minister for education and skill development and entrepreneurship, said India's unique focus on digital public infrastructure (DPI) was aimed at building digital networking accessible to all, including plans to provide optical fibre infrastructure to 6 lakh villages in the next three years.
He said these initiatives would significantly benefit the neo-middle class and the middle class.
'Driven by the vision to make skill development more innovative, accessible, and personalised in its embodiment, focusing on digital technology and Industry 4.0 skills, the state-of the-art platform will be a breakthrough in accelerating skilled talent hiring, facilitating lifelong learning and career advancement,' the statement said.
The government also hopes Skill India will become a comprehensive information gateway for all government skilling and entrepreneurship initiatives — a 'go-to hub for citizens in pursuit of career advancement and lifelong learning', according to the statement.
Published: 14 Sep 2023, 9:03 AM