Dharmendra Pradhan, the Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship unveiled Skill India Digital (SID) on Wednesday. The launch of SID is a significant move towards transforming India’s skill development, education, employment, and entrepreneurship landscape.
This new innovative digital platform is seen as the nation’s digital public infrastructure (DPI) for skilling and education. Skill India Digital (SID) has emerged as a pioneering initiative driven by the vision to make skill development more innovative, accessible, and personalized for youth.
SID places a strong emphasis on digital technologies and Industry 4.0 skills which will ultimately pave the way for a more skilled and dynamic workforce. It aims to transform talent acquisition, facilitate lifelong learning, and enable career advancement within a digital ecosystem.
“The consensus on India’s advocacy for global digital public infrastructure as well as for addressing skills gaps was the centerpiece of India’s successful G20 Presidency. Taking another leap towards creating digital public infrastructure, 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,” Dharmendra Pradhan said.
SID will serve as a comprehensive information gateway that will consolidate all government skilling and entrepreneurship initiatives under one digital platform. This integrated approach is aimed to streamline access to resources ensuring that learners across the nation can benefit from these initiatives.
SID has included a number of features that promise to transform skill development in India. These features include
- Multilingual support
- Secure access with Aadhaar-based eKYC
- Mobile-first approach
- Digitally verified credentials
- Digital CVs with personalized QR codes
The platform is a unified hub for skill development initiatives, it is encompassed of training programs initiated by both central and state governments and various departments. This unified approach will be offering enhanced accessibility, personalized learning experiences, streamlined verification processes, and improved career guidance for learners.
As Skill India Digital takes the national stage it starts working to empower individuals to acquire relevant skills, stay updated with industry trends, and contribute significantly to developing the country’s workforce. It holds a commitment to transform India into a global leader in skill development, education, employment, and entrepreneurship.