NSDC & Common Services Centre to collaborate to accelerate skill development

Under this agreement, rural youth seeking to be skilled will receive the right guidance from the CSCs about available skilling opportunities


National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Common Services Centres (CSC) today to deliver services related to various skill- development programmes to Indian youth in the rural and remote areas of the country.

The collaboration will see CSCs at the village level serving as skill desks, to create awareness about the various available skill-development programmes. They will also help register candidates under the available programmes for skill development training, along with Aadhaar seeding of candidates and certificate distribution.

Ved Mani Tiwari, COO, NSDC is confident that this tie-up “will be able to identify skill seekers at the grassroots level and connect them with the right skilling opportunities in the ecosystem”.

Through this partnership, NSDC will be able to strategically use the database and analytics of CSCs and plan the kind of skilling required for the youth who seek skilling.

Dinesh Kumar Tyagi, MD, CSC SPV is confident that this partnership “will allow the village-level entrepreneurs managing the CSCs to identify the candidates, help them in registration, link them with training providers, thereby fulfilling the aspirations of large number of rural youth interested in upskilling or enhancing employment opportunities”.

National Skill Development Corporation, under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India, is a public-private partnership (PPP) that aims to catalyse the creation of large and quality vocational training ecosystem in India.

In the last decade, it has trained over 3 crore people through its collaborations with 600+ training partners and 11,000+ training centres spread across 600+ districts in India.

Common Service Centres scheme is one of the mission-mode projects under the Digital India Programme. These centres serve as the access points for delivery of essential public utility services, social welfare schemes, as well as healthcare, financial, education and agriculture services, in addition to a host of B2C (business-to-consumer) services to citizens in rural and remote areas of the country.

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