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ATI - The National Skill Training Institute ( Formerly Known as Advanced Training Institute) is a field unit of the Directorate General of Training, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India. Earlier the training was confined to Craft Instructor Programmes. Subsequently in 1967. The aim of the program was to develop skilled manpower for the Industries, instructional staff for the Industrial Training Institutes & Upgrading Skill in the service industry. The mission and vision of NSTI is to impact Quality Training & Upgrading Skills of the Industrial workforce in emerging areas. Another important objective of NSTI is continually making efforts to bridge the gap between industry & academics and to enhance the employability skills of craftsman to enhance the credibility of certification for Craft Instructor Training and to facilitate placement through its placement cell.

B.voc - Bachelor of Vocational Degree courses are available in several fields for students who have completed their 12th standard or equivalent. This is largely targeted for youth who want to enhance their employability opportunities to learn, earn and grow. The advantage of these courses is that as against common Degree courses like Engineering or B.Com or B.Sc, here you have multiple exit points and continued exposure to industry. The work experience improves your chances of landing a job. You may also come across innovative, trendy and new areas of expertise that match with your interests and job aspirations.The B.Voc. programmes are offered by universities and colleges alongside other undergraduate (UG) courses. However, unlike the traditional UG courses, B.Voc curriculum is often mapped with job role descriptions as per National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF). Since the curriculum is industry and work-integrated and for some reason, if you are unable to complete the 3-year program, you can still obtain a Diploma and and Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) after completion of the first and second years respectively. Hence, your knowledge and skills are valued at every level and you will be qualified for a suitable job, as per market requirements. You can even explore becoming an entrepreneur in your domain.

BIBB - Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training- Germany is recognized as a center for high standards for vocational research and for the progressive development of Vocational Education and Training ( VET) in Germany.BIBB works to identify future challenges in VET, stimulate innovation in national and international vocational systems, and develop new, practice oriented solutions for both initial and continuing vocational education and training.BIBB was established in 1970 on the basis of the Vocational Training Act (Berufsbildungsgesetz, BBiG) as a federal government institution for policy, research and practice in the field of vocational education and training.Company is technologically, economically oriented and always focuses on social changes because of constant challenges to maintain a high reputation and awareness requires highly qualified skilled workforce. In Germany, the structural foundation for these qualifications is the dual system of initial vocational training and company-based continuing vocational training. At the same time, a dual system program of initial vocational training lays the foundation for lifelong learning. Both initial and continuing vocational education and training are investments in the future.

CII -The Confederation of Indian Industry is a business association in India.CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization.CII works with the Government on policy issues. Founded in 1895, in 1995, it began offering customised advisory and consultancy services and training programmes through its "Centres of Excellence". Today, CII has 9 Centres of Excellence across India, each focusing on different aspects to offer services to industry from diverse sectorsCII played a very important role during economic liberalisation in 1991 which knocked down the high walls of protection between Indian industry and the rest of the world. The Confederation of Indian Industry CII coordinates with Government, NGOs, and civil society to help industry flourish with effective programs for social development. It provides numerous viewpoints through which representatives can undertake various issues, such as gender equality, microfinance, development of backward districts, HIV/AIDS and public health.

DDU-GKY - Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana is solely focused on rural youth between the ages of 15 and 35 years from poor families. DDU-GKY is a placement- linked Skill Training Initiative of the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India . As a part of the Skill India Campaign, it plays a leading role in supporting the social and economic programs of the government like the Make In India, Digital India, Smart Cities and Start-Up India, Stand-Up India campaigns. Over 180 million or 69% of the country’s youth population between the ages of 18 and 34 years, live in its rural areas. Of these, the bottom of the pyramid youth from poor families with no or negligible employment number about 55 million.. DDU-GKY works in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode, wherein it invests in projects proposed by its training partners, facilitates technical support and creates an amiable environment where quality skill training is imparted to rural poor youth. It has developed systems and processes benchmarked with the best in the world to facilitate quality and building capacity needed to scale and achieve its goals.

DUAL VET - A dual education system combines apprenticeships in a company and vocational education at a vocational school in one course. This system is practiced in many countries, notably Germany, Austria, and Switzerland but also for some years now in South Korea.In Germany, the dual education system was established after the passage of the Vocational Training Act of 1969, and was significantly enhanced by reforms in 2005. Actually , vocational training was organized by the various guilds through apprenticeships, as their members sought to ensure that they had a talented labour pool to perpetuate their respective industries.As one part of the dual education course, students are trained in a company for three to five days a week. The company is responsible for seeing that students get the standard quantity and quality of training set down in the training descriptions for each trade.The modern times of rapid economic and technological change has expanded the role of the dual education system in the labor force. Increasingly, older workers are making use of the system to gain new skills in the ever evolving labor market. This is known as Continuous Vocational Educational Training, or CVET.

ESSCI - Electronics Sector Skill Council of India was established to facilitate skill development in ESDM Industry (Electronics Systems, Design and Manufacturing). ESSCI is a non-profit organization funded financially aided by National Skill Development Council & sponsored by five associations named CEAMA, ELCINA, IESA (formerly ISA) , IPCA & MAIT. The main aim of Electronics Sector Skill Council of India is to establish an effective and efficient ecosystem for developing and imparting of outcome oriented skills for the ESDM industry in India. Among the sector skill councils, Electronics Sector Skills Council of India. (ESSCI) is an important one, as the electronics industry has huge growth potentials in India markets as well as export markets. Electronics touches almost every aspect of our lives today; therefore the skill requirement is obvious.

FICCI - The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is an association of business organisations in India. Established in 1927, on the advice of Mahatma Gandhi by GD Birla and Purushottam Das Thakurdas, it is the largest, oldest and the apex business organisation in India. It is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation. FICCI draws its membership from the corporate sector, both private and public. FICCI Millennium alliance aims at supporting and scaling-up low-cost, innovative solutions. It is a joint initiative of FICCI, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and the United States Agency for International .

GJSCI - Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India was established in 2012 under the backing of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and currently functioning under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) is the nodal entity for skill development of the Indian Gems & Jewellery industry.It covers skilling under all the areas and functions of the industry such as diamond processing, colored gemstone processing, jewellery manufacturing, wholesale, retail and exports.The mission of this scheme is to create an organized training and development ecosystem in the gems and jewellery industry to produce skilled workforce at par with global quality standards.The aim is to identify skill development needs in the Gem and Jewellery Sector in India.To determine skills standards and develop curriculum as per world Industry standards by creating National Occupational Standards (NOS) for every job role prevailing in the Gem & Jewellery Industry.Initiate Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) across India to Recognize the Prior Learning of artisans and provide them with suitable opportunities.

HECI -The Centre has decided to establish a Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) in place of the University Grants Commission (UGC). A draft of Higher Education Commission of India ( Repeal of University Grants Commission Act) Bill, 2018, is being circulated among stakeholders to invite suggestions.Lauded as a key reform in higher education sector, the Bill if passed by the Parliament, will separate the academic and funding aspects of the sector.Here are the important differences between the proposed Higher Education Commission of India from the present University Grants Commission:Financial powers UGC: It dispenses grants to Central institutions out of its funds HECI: It will not have any financial powers. The budgeting will be taken care by Union HRD Ministry.Academic powersUGC: It is mandated to promote and coordinate university education and determine and maintain standards of teaching, examination and research.

IISC - India International Skill Centre was established up for youth, looking for global mobility for jobs .It established 15 centres in the country and will launch 50 more . IISC was set-up through the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and implements skill training programmes under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) and Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY) tIt will bridge the global shortage of labour force in the coming years . Government wants to create a team of highly skilled individuals who are recognised and respected in different parts of the world. The program will provide complete training and certification programme to youth intending to migrate overseas for work.

Kaushal Mart
Kaushal Mart Ensuring that skilling resources and reference material are readily available to skill seekers through verified content providers has been a constant challenge in India’s skill Ecosystem. Kaushal Mart shall be expanded as a Skilling Resource Marketplace offering a credible platform for exchange of skilling resources of different kinds. They include Participant Handbooks, Facilitator Guides, Presentations, Videos, amongst others. NSDC is develop ing an enabling an environment for all its stakeholders, by acting as a content aggregator, through this Skilling Resource Marketplace.Content and resource material for over 1400 QPs shall be developed over 6 years.

LMIS - Labour Market Information System is a merged set of institutional arrangements, procedures, mechanisms and data systems designed to produce labour market information as per global standards and best practices. The system helps to collect statistical (quantitative) and non-statistical (qualitative) information regarding labour market actors and their environment and generate key analysis and reports which can be used for various policy interventions by different government stakeholders, as well as by the industry at large. The Labour Market Information System provides quantitative and qualitative information and intelligence on the labour market that can aid labour market agents in making informed plans, choices, and decisions related to their business requirements, career planning, education and training offerings, job search, recruitment, labour policies and workforce investment strategies.

MSME -The Government of India has enacted the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Act, 2006 on June 16 . With the enactment of MSMED Act 2006, the paradigm shift that has taken place is the inclusion of services sector in the definition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, apart from extending the scope to Medium Enterprises Development. It was launched during July 2012 as an inclusive platform for social impact funds, venture capitalists, corporate foundations, early investors, and donors to support and scale innovative solutions for base of the pyramid populations in India and around the world.The MSMED Act, 2006 defines the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises based (i) on the investment in plant and machinery for those engaged in manufacturing or production, processing or preservation of goods and (ii) on the investment in equipment for enterprises engaged in providing or rendering of Services.

NSDC - National Skills Development Corporation India was set up as a one of its kind , Public Private Partnership Company with the Primary mandate of catalysing the skills landscape in India. NSDC also works with ministries and state governments to foster greater local and sector-specific initiatives and research. In addition, NSDC continues to work with organizations which focus on skill development for Women and/or People with Disabilities (PWD).

NSDF - National Skill Development Fund was set up in 2009 by the Government Of India for raising funds both from Government and Non Government Sectors for skill development in the country . The fund is contributed by various Government sources and other donors / contributors to enhance, stimulate and develop the skills of Indian youth by various sector specific programs.

OECD - The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is an intergovernmental economic organisation with 36 member countries,established in 1961 to encourage economic progress and world trade. It is a forum of countries describing themselves as committed to democracy and the market economy, providing a platform to compare policy experiences, seeking answers to common problems, identify good practices and coordinate domestic and international policies of its members. Most members of OECD are high-income economies with a very high Human Development Index (HDI) and are regarded as highly developed countries.The OECD is financed by contributions from member states .The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will enhance the economic and social well-being of people around the world.The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyse and compare data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.We also look at issues that directly affect people's daily life, like how much people pay in taxes and social security, and how much leisure time they can take. We compare how different countries’ school systems are readying their young people for modern life, and how different countries’ pension systems will look after their citizens in old age.

PMKVY - Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana is the flagship of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship ( MSDE ) to facilitate youth employability. It was launched on 15th July 2015, observing the date as National Skills Day . The objective of this PMKVY Skill Certificate is to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood. The training is completely free since the government pays the training and assessment fee.

QP - NOS Development of National Occupational Standard (NOS) and Qualification Pack (QP) for para-veterinarians in India. Occupational Standard (OS) defines what individuals need to do, know and understand in order to carry out a particular job role or function. A set of OS, aligned to a job role, is called Qualification Pack (QP).Development of National Occupational Standard (NOS) and Qualification Pack (QP) for various categories of para-professionals ( with appropriate definition ) can ever so help in streamlining and regulating the para-veterinary services. It can benefit in developing standardized curriculum for training of para-professionals. An appropriate monitoring and professional certification system for skilled services of para-professionals both in public and private sector can be developed based on NOS.

RVTI -NSTI(W), formerly RVTI (W) Regional Vocational Training Institute comes under The Directorate General of Training (DGT) under the Ministry of skill development & entrepreneurship, launched the Vocational Training Programme exclusively for women in October 1994. This programme aimed at establishing womens exclusive Vocational Training at all regions of India.The Directorate General of Training (DGT), Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, launched the Women’s Vocational Training Programme in 1977. The goal of this program is to establish women’s exclusive training facilities at regional levels , all over the country.

SMART- Skill Management And Accreditation of Training Centre provides a single window IT application that focuses on the Accreditation, Affiliation and Continuous Monitoring of the Training Centres (TC) in the Skill Ecosystem and intends to address the important issues like evaluating skill providers in an objective manner, fostering excellence in Training Centres, enabling trainees to make informed choices with regard to Training Centres etc. SMART aims at convergence of efforts of all the stakeholders in the skill ecosystem in providing the standardized infrastructure.

SSC - Sector Skill Council are industry led bodies , who would be responsible for defining the skilling ,needs , concept, process , certification , accreditation of their respective industry sectors . The SSC prescribes the National Occupational Standards ( NOS ) and Qualification

TAFE -In Australia, Technical and Further Education institutions provide a wide range of vocational courses, mostly qualifying courses under the National Training System/Australian Qualifications Framework/Australian Quality Training Framework. The various fields covered include business, finance, hospitality, tourism, construction, engineering, visual arts, information technology and community work.TAFE NSW is an Australian vocational education and training provider. Every year ,the network trains over 500,000 students in campus, workplace, online, or distance education methods of education.The main aim of the TAFE NSW delivered Vocational Education and Training (TVET) qualification is to allow high school students to be more prepared for work while still being at high school. TVET courses are considered ‘dual accredited’, which means they count as units of study towards both a Higher School Certificate (HSC), and a TVET qualification. All TVET subjects contribute towards a student’s HSC units, and have the same unit value as other HSC elective subjects. Some subjects may also contribute to a student’s Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for a university admission.

TVET - Stands for Technical and Vocational Education and Training .It is an International Educational term that is applied to certain post - school educational institutes . The UNESCO - UNEVOC organisation defines TVET as a term referring to those aspects of the education , the study of technologies and related sciences , and the acquisition of practical skills ,attitude , understanding and knowledge relating to occupations in various sectors of economic and social life .

UNESCO - UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training is one of seven UNESCO institutes and centres working in the field of education. The International Centre is located at the United Nations Campus in Bonn, Germany and is financed by both UNESCO and the German government. UNESCO-UNEVOC is the International Centre for connecting UNESCO Member States worldwide to develop and strengthen technical and vocational education and training (TVET). The Centre works in the context of UNESCO’s mandate for Education for All and Education for Sustainable Development. The Centre's official mission is to assist Member States to strengthen and upgrade their TVET systems to achieve the "access for all, high quality, relevant and effective programmes and learning opportunities throughout life”.

VE - Vocational education prepares people to work in various jobs, such as a trade, a craft, or as a technician. Vocational education is sometimes referred to as career education or technical education. A vocational school is a type of educational institution specifically designed to provide vocational education. Vocational education can begin at the post-secondary, further education, and higher education level; and can interact with the apprenticeship system. At the post-secondary level, vocational education is often provided by highly specialized trade, Technical schools, community colleges, Institutes of technology / Polytechnic Institutes. Formerly almost all vocational education took place in the classroom, or on the job site, with students learning trade skills and trade theory from certified professors or established professionals. However, online vocational education has grown in popularity, and made it easier than ever for students to learn various trade skills and soft skills from established professionals in the industry.