4th FICCI GLOBAL SKILLS SUMMIT Session VI Mr. Subhadeep ChoudharyPresentation Transcript
Presentation by Mr. Subhadeep Choudhury, Secretary, West Bengal State Council of Vocational Education & Training Government of West Bengal September 16, 2011
Why Skill Development
Skills and knowledge are driving forces of economic growth and social development
Increasingly important that country should focus on advancement of skills relevant to the emerging economic environment.
Expected that India will have to be home to a skilled workforce of 500 million people by 2022
Among them 30 million population from West Bengal is needed to be trained.
West Bengal – at a Glance
The fourth most populous state in India with 91.3 million people comprising 7.55%
Largely a rural state with 70% of its population living in rural areas.
Nearly 43% of its population is in the age-group 15-39 years
18.5% of the population is in the age-group 15-24 years
25.2% of the population is in the age-group 25-39 years).
More than 90% of employment is in the informal sector, and less than 40% of jobs in the formal sector are in the private sector.
Literacy rate has increased from 68.44% to 77.08%
West Bengal – at a Glance cont’d
Enrolment rate in Primary Education in 2009-10 was 98.5%
While 85.9% of primary completers move to elementary grades, only 50% of those who start primary education complete grade VIII.
Of every 1000 people in the age-group 5-29 years 4 people are enrolled in Diploma/Certificate program (the comparable number for India is 11)
State wise Drop out Rate States Class I - V Class I - VIII Class I -X Andhra Pradesh 18.8 48.7 63.1 Gujarat 26.9 48.2 59.1 Karnataka 8.7 33.9 49.4 Maharashtra 18.9 30.5 46.2 Tamil Nadu 8.5 9.1 37.7 West Bengal 35.9 63.9 72.8
Number of Government & Private ITIs/ITCs with Seating Capacities in Selected States As On November 2010 States Government ITIs/ITCs Seating Capacity No of Private ITIs/ITCs Seating Capacity Maharashtra 389 97624 316 38228 Gujarat 153 56876 371 21992 Karnataka 154 26034 1164 89006 Tamil Nadu 60 22120 637 63902 Andhra Pradesh 134 24558 508 99636 West Bengal 51 12716 24 1800
Seating Capacity of ITI s in Total Populatio n State ITI: Total Population West Bengal 1: 5722 Gujarat 1: 657 Madhya Pradesh 1:1734 Maharashtra 1:795
Scenario of Skill Training in West Bengal
Polytechnic Colleges –
No of Government Polytechnics – 38
No of Govt. Sponsored Polytechnics – 02
No of Private Polytechnics-30
# Intake Capacity – 17000
Another 11 new Polytechnics ( under Central Govt. Assistance ) are in pipeline
Skill Pyramid West Bengal - Skill Scenario Desired Skill Pyramid
Government is planning to increase in the next 3-5 years
Polytechnics to 100
ITI s to 300
Vocational Training Programme from School to College level in different emerging areas (in accordance with level 1 -10 of NVEQF)
Mission of Vocational Education in West Bengal
Implementation of NVEQF – Level 1 to level 4 across the State
Implementation of direct employment linked short term vocational courses with other reputed stakeholders
Sought technical assistance from World Bank to draw a Roadmap on Skill Development for Short Term /Medium Term/Long Term basis.
Linkage has been setup with FICCI & other reputed industries’ associations and NSDC at the Central Govt. Level for assistance to the development and modernization of Technical Education and Training Sectors
Introduction of Skill based job oriented Vocational Courses for the youths from VIII+ level to Higher Skill Education in Degree level
Initiatives of the Government
Collaborated for job linked Skill Training Programme with:
IL & FS Education & Services Ltd. - in the areas of Retail Sales / Services IT enabled Services(BPO, data entry etc.)/Hospitality (Travel & Tourism, Facility Management, Food and Beverage) etc.
CAPSI- A Skill Sector Council on Security Services -in ‘Security Guard’, ‘CC TV Surveillance’ and ‘Fire Fighting’ etc. Programme
GLOBSYN Skill Company ( partner of NSDC) - in Retail Sector , Mobile repairing , IT with Accounting Package , BPO services
Initiatives of the Government Cont’d
Initiatives of the Government Cont’d
SIEMENS - in the areas of Welding, Motor Mechanic , Air Conditioner & Refrigerator repair Mechanic and Pump set repair Mechanic
ICA Infotech Ltd. - in the areas of Accounting, Insurance and Taxation services
SREI Infrastructure Ltd. – in the areas of Facility Management, Electrician, Asphalt Laying ( Road Construction), HCV Operators, Mobile Tower Maintenance, Welding Fitting & Carpentry etc.
ATIRA(under Central Assistance) - in the areas of Garment Manufacturing and Machine Embroidery with CAD
Target Skill Development at all levels of the skill pyramid
Implementing Vocational Education in school
Creating large talent pool through Modular Employable Skills
Strengthening linkages between employers and the system