In the skill development space, SSLF has received appreciation from various government and reputed education organizations. We are also accredited by various government organizations and have tie ups and strategic alliances with many non-government organizations. Some of the key affiliations that we have are with:
National Skill Development Corporation
NSDC was set up by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India under Section 25 of the Companies Act of 1956. Now, under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India it has established as the premier organization on Public Private Partnership in India, and aims to promote skill development by catalysing creation of large, quality, for-profit vocational institutions.
NSDC provides funding to build scalable, for-profit vocational training initiatives. Its mandate is also to enable support systems such as quality assurance, information systems and train the trainer academies either directly or through partnerships. NSDC acts as a catalyst in skill development by providing funding to enterprises, companies and organizations that provide skill training. It also develops appropriate models to enhance, support and coordinate private sector initiatives. The differentiated focus for the various sector councils under NSDC’s purview and its understanding of their viability is targeted to make every sector attractive to private investment.
NSDC has provided a mandate to SSLF to train and skill 22,000 candidates in seven years.
Healthcare Sector Skill Council
The Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC) is a Not-for-Profit Organization, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.The Council has been promoted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) and Healthcare Industry Leaders representing both public and private sector.
The key objective of the Council is to create a robust and vibrant eco-system for quality vocational education and skill development in Healthcare space in the country.
In this regard, HSSC serves as a single source of information on healthcare sector with specific reference to Skill and Human Resource Development in India.The Council is aimed to develop National Occupational Standards & Qualification Packs for various job roles in the healthcare sector, identify skill gaps, design courses and training content, set standards, put-in-place an assessment &certification mechanism, accredit training institutes, provide placement support, and help institutes build &upgrade their capacity through the train-the-trainer program.
SSLF’s Virohan Institute of Health and Management Sciences is affiliated with HSSC to run courses on healthcare.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship outcome-based skill training scheme of the new Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). This skill certification and reward scheme aims to enable and mobilize many Indian youth to take up skill training and become employable and earn their livelihood. Under the scheme, monetary reward would be provided to trainees who are successfully trained, assessed, and certified in skill courses run by affiliated training providers. This will boost the productivity of the country’s workforce by enabling them to acquire high quality skill training across a range of sectors. It will also bring about a change in basic assumptions from input-based to outcome-based skill training in the country. It also seeks to significantly scale up skill training activities in the country and enable skill training to happen at a fast pace without compromising quality. Institutional arrangements comprising of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Sector Skill Councils (SSCs), Assessing agencies and Training Partners are already in place for implementation of the scheme.
National Digital Literacy Mission
National Digital Literacy Mission (‘NDLM’) has been initiated by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technologywith the vision to empower atleast one person per household with crucial digital literacy skills by 2020. This is expected to touch the lives of more than 250 million individuals over the next few years. NDLM is an effort to complement government’s vision to transform one from each household as digitally literate. The project aims at helping adults with low technological literacy develop the skills they need to interact in an increasingly digital world.
The National Digital Literacy Mission is a dynamic and integrated platform of digital literacy awareness, education, and capacity programmes that will help rural communities fully participate in the global digital economy. Our focus is on making technology central to enabling change.
National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM) Scheme has been formulated to impart IT training to 52.5 lakh persons, including Anganwadi and ASHA workers and authorised ration dealers in all the States/UTs across the country so that the non-IT literate citizens are trained to become IT literate to enable them to actively and effectively participate in the democratic and developmental process and also enhance their livelihood.
Altogether 52.5 lakh persons, including Anganwadi and ASHA workers and authorised ration dealers will be trained under the programme in two phases. In the first phase, 10 lakh beneficiaries will be trained under the scheme. Nine lakh beneficiaries will be eligible for training fee support from the government. The industry and civil society partners will train the rest 100,000 beneficiaries.
Jamia Hamdard is accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grading. Jamia Hamdard was inaugurated by Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi on August 01, 1989. Jamia Hamdard was conceived as a seat of higher learning in Unani Medicine, Islamic Studies, Biosciences, Pharmacy, Nursing, and other areas of knowledge by its founder as a means of fulfilling the objects of the Wakf. Over a period of last ten years, Jamia Hamdard has emerged as an outstanding institution of higher learning with distinct and focused academic programmes. Graduate programme in Information Technology and Computer Applications and Post-graduate programmes in Information Technology, Computer Applications, Business Management, Physiotherapy, and Occupational Therapy have been started in the last few years. Undergraduate programmes in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy are being introduced from this year. Jamia Hamdard offers postgraduate and doctoral programmes in several disciplines for which advanced facilities are available.
Udaan is a Special Industry Initiative (SII) for J&K, and is funded by Ministry of Home Affairs and implemented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The programme is a part of the overall initiative for addressing economic issues in J&K. While steps are being taken by the State and Central Government to revive economic activity in J&K, Udaan programme is a special initiative to address the needs of the educated unemployed in J&K. Udaan program is focused on youth of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) who are graduate, post graduate and three year diploma engineers. The aim is to provide skills and job opportunities to the youth. Simultaneously, the aim is also to provide exposure to corporate India towards the rich talent pool available in J&K. The target was to reach out to 40,000 youth in J&K over a period of 5 years. It was observed that youth from J&K were unable to find employment in many companies as either they were unaware of the opportunity in the companies or the companies were unaware of the talent pool that existed in J&K. The principal focus of the Udaan programme is to create an ecosystem that would bridge this gap. The Udaan programme is designed to encourage corporates to travel to J&K meet with the youth and hire aspiring youth in J&K who wish to explore the opportunity to work with corporates. Udaan provides a framework of support to the youth to travel, undergo training in firms and transit to work.Udaan has two objectives :
• To provide exposure to the graduates and post graduates of Jammu and Kashmir to the best of corporate India and
• To provide corporate India with exposure to the rich talent pool available in the state