Broad Introduction of MES Scheme
 
The SDI Scheme (MES)
 
The Ministry of Labour & Employment has Launched the "Skill Development Initiative (SDI)"as a 100% Centrally Sponsored Plan Scheme to Address the Need of the Following Target Group with a Minimum Age Llimit of 14 Years (no upper age limit):

  • Workers Seeking Certification of their Skills Acquired Informally.
  • Early School Drop-outs and Unemployed.
  • Workers and ITI Graduates Seeking Skill up Gradation.
  • Previously Child Labour And their Families.
 
The Objectives of Assessment & Certification
 
The Essence of the Scheme is in the Certification of "Competency from the National Council of Vocational Training(NCVT)" that is Nationally and Internationally Recognized in the World of Work.The Main Objectives Oftesting and Certification Under the SDI Scheme are:
  • Testing & Certification of Formally/ Informally Acquired Skills.
  • Testing & Certification Process to be Conducted by Independent Assessing Bodies, not Involved in Training Delivery in Order to Ensure Neutrality.
  • Certification Being Recognized by National and International Governments, Private, Industries and Trade Organizations.
 
Key Features of The Scheme:
 
  • MES Training, NCVT Certification and Reimbursement of Fees are Given to Successful Eligible Persons.
  • Flexible Delivery of Training Programs (part time, weekends, fulltime, onsite/offsite) to Suit Needs of Various Target Groups.
  • MES Training will be Provided by Industry and Training Institutes under Public and Private Pector.
  • Short Term Training Courses based on Modular Employable Skills (MES) decided in Consultation with Industry.
  • Courses are also Available for Persons having Completed 5th Standard.
  • Persons who have Already Acquired Certain Skills Through Years of Work but with no Formal Certification would also be Able to Get their Skills Tested and Certified Under this Scheme.
  • Testing of Skills of Trainees Would be Carried Out by Independent Assessing Bodies.
  • The Essence of the Scheme is in the Certification that will be Nationally & Internationally Recognized.
  • The Test Fee Ranges from Rs.500/- to Rs.800/- Depending on the Sector and Course.
 
Who Can Apply:
  • Workers Seeking Certification of their Skills Acquired Informally.
  • Workers and ITI Graduates Seeking Skill up-Gradation.
  • Early School Drop-outs and Unemployed.
  • Previously Child Labor and their Families.
  • Trained Candidates who do not have Formal Certification.
 
Age of Participants :
The Minimum Age Limit for Persons to take Part in the Scheme is 14 Years but there is no Upper Age Limit.
 
List of Sectors and Courses :
A Detailed List of Courses Available can be Viewed at the Following Link http://www.dget.nic.in/mes/annex4.pdf
 
 

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