​Modular Employable Skill (MES)

​​​​Ministry of Labour and Employment in pursuance of excellence in vocational training has developed Skill Development Initiative (SDI) scheme based on “MODULAR EMPLOYABLE SKILLS (MES) “ framework in close consultation with industry, State Government and experts.

  • MES is “Minimum Skills Set” which is sufficient to get an employment in the labour market. These can be learnt through professional training institutes or through professionals in formal and non formal way for ones gainful employment.
  • MES allows skill upgradation, multiskilling, multi entry and exit, vertical mobility and life long learning opportunities in a flexible manner. It also allows recognition of prior learning (certification of skills acquired informally) effectively

    Objectives :-

    SDI scheme is a five year project during which one million persons would be trained or their existing skills tested and certified under Modular Employable Skills (MES) framework.

    -: Salent Features Of Sdi Scheme :-

    Course And Curricula :-

    Demand driven short term MES courses decided in consultation with industry. Courses would also be available for persons having completed 5th standard.

    Training :-
  • Central government will facilitate and promote training while industry, private sector and State Governments will train the persons.
  • Optimum utilization of existing infrastructure to make training cost effective
  • Flexible delivery mechanism (part time, weekends, full time, onsite/offsite) to suit needs of various target groups
  • In order to maintain quality of training uniformly all over the country, learning media will be developed.

     Testing and Certification :-

    Testing of skills of trainees by independent assessing bodies/industry associations, which will not impart training, to ensure that it is done impartially.The essence of the scheme is in the certification that will be nationally and internationally recognized by both the government agencies and industry/trade organization

    Monitoring And Evaluation

    Apex Committee at national level and State committees at State level would advise and guide the project implementation. The Apex Committee will chaired by the Secretary, Labour and Employoment. Govt. of India and State Committees will be chaired by concerned Secretary/Principal Secretary to the State Government. These Committees will have representatives of major shakeholders.

    National Project Management Cell (NPMC) is DGE&T Head quarters and six regional cells in RDATs under DGE&T will implement the scheme.

    Each State Government /UT administration will setup SDI cell. State/UTs will also declare one Govt. ITI as nodal ITI in each district, which will coordinate with VTPs and provide support to the assessing bodies in its region. 

    VTP would assist trainees in getting employment and track the trainees till they get gainfully employed.

    Post training evaluation of 1% trainees certified would be done every year

    Web Based Software

    Web based software would be used for implementation and monitoring of the scheme. It will also act as on-line employment exchange providing job opportunity to the candidates.

  • DGET in consultation with industry will identify employable skills and develop MES course curricula, learning materials and assessment tools
  • DGE&T will appoint Assessing Bodies for testing competencies
  • Assessing bodies will notify testing centers and select assessors
  • State /UT government will invite applications from institutes which want to become VTP to run courses under SDI scheme and will forward applications to respective Regional Directorate of Apprenticeship Training (RDAT) for registration of VTPs. 
    State/UT Governments will send an annual training plan proposal to the RDAT
  • Registered VTPs will admit and train candidates. They will charge fee from trainees
  • After completion of training, trainees will register with testing centres for assessment.
  • Assessment Bodies will conduct tests and successful trainees will be awarded National Certificate on MES issued by NCVT

    • Information and Technology
    • Electrical
    • Wood work
    • Fabrication
    • Turning
    • Soft skills
    • Electronics