Skill Development

Nagaland is on the threshold of a demographic dividend - a dividend that is waiting to be reaped. For this dividend to be meaningful however, education, the basic right to which is now guaranteed by the constitution of India, needs to be supplemented with a skill development strategy that can ensure gainful employment.

To make growth inclusive, the Government of Nagaland has placed special emphasis on prioritizing skill training for the informal sector and developing appropriate skill sets among rural migrants and urban poor.

The objective of Skill Development has been formulated by is to create a workforce empowered with improved skills, knowledge and internationally recognized qualifications to gain access to decent employment and ensure India’s competitiveness in the dynamic Global Labour market. It aims at increase in productivity of workforce both in the organized and the unorganized sectors, seeking increased participation of youth, women, disabled and other disadvantaged sections and to synergize efforts of various sectors and reform the present system. The salient features of the are :

(a) Demand driven system guided by labour market signals thereby reducing skills mismatch.

(b) Expansion of outreach using established as well as innovative approaches.

(c) National Vocational Qualifications Framework which will include opportunities for horizontal and vertical mobility between general and technical education, recognition and certification of competencies irrespective of mode of learning.

(d) System to deliver ‘competencies’ in line with nationally and internationally recognized standards.

(e) Focus on new emerging occupations.

(f) Focus on pre-employment training and Life long learning

(g) Equity consideration – adequate participation of women, disabled persons and disadvantaged groups including economically backward & minorities – enhancing their access to training; improving employability and increasing employment opportunities.

(h) Stress on research, planning and monitoring

(i) Involvement of social partners– responsibility for management and financing of the system would be shared with all stakeholders and provide greater space for Public Private Partnership.

(j) Promoting excellence.

(k) Use of modern training technologies including distance learning, e-learning, web based learning, etc.

(l) Skill upgradation of trainers, their quality assurance, and improvement of status.