Government launches Skill India Digital for transforming India’s skill, education, entrepreneurship landscape
With the introduction of digital CVs via personalised QR code, potential employers or partners can access the portfolio of the candidate with a simple scan.
Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday launched Skill India Digital (SID), a digital platform aimed at synergising and transforming the skills, education, employment, and entrepreneurship landscape of India.
SID is the digital public infrastructure (DPI) for skilling, education, employment and entrepreneurship ecosystem of India. The platform is driven by the vision to make skill development more innovative, accessible and personalised in its embodiment, focusing on digital technology and industry 4.0 skills. It aims to be a breakthrough in accelerating skilled talent hiring, and facilitating lifelong learning and career advancement.
It will also act as a comprehensive information gateway for all government skilling and entrepreneurship initiatives.
“MSDE has created an open-source platform to address the skilling needs of India’s diverse demography. Skill India Digital is one more step towards harnessing our demographic dividend and establishing India as a global skills hub. A revolution in learning and skill development, Skill India Digital will enable skilling for all, anywhere, anytime,” said Pradhan.
SID provides support in multiple Indian languages. To ensure genuine participation, there is secure access with Aadhaar-based eKYC. The platform has a mobile-first approach to ensure uninterrupted learning through handheld devices. SID showcases an individual’s skills and qualifications, in the form of Digitally Verified Credential. The platform has used technology to offer secure, tamper-proof and verifiable solutions. Digitally Verified Credentials helps users to present their qualifications, experiences and certifications in a digital format that carries an inherent layer of authenticity.
With the introduction of digital CVs via personalised QR code, potential employers or partners can access the portfolio of the candidate with a simple scan. It will showcase their skill, qualifications, experiences and achievements.
The platform is designed to encompass all training programmes initiated by both central and state governments as well as various departments. Through this, the platform endeavours to create a unified and centralised hub for skill development initiatives. With this initiative, the government hopes that learners will be offered with enhanced accessibility, personalised learning experiences, streamlined verification processes and improved career guidance. It will enable them to acquire relevant skills, stay updated with industry trends and contribute to the country’s workforce development.