The India-EU Skills Development project funded by the European Union assists the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA), selected State Skill Development Missions (SSDMs) and Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) in implementing policies aimed at skilling large numbers of Indian men and women to increase their employability and entrepreneurship, as a precondition of economic and social development.
The project does that by using international experience for developing institutional capacities in the Indian context, by helping to define standards and procedures of implementing the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) and by supporting the development of the Indian Labour Market Information System (LMIS). At the ground level the project experts work with the Indian partners on piloting labour market analysis through company surveys, on assessing training needs, on developing and testing examples of competence based curricula and on training the trainers and assessors.
Skills Development is one of the priorities of the government under the lead of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, the National Skill Development Agency and the National Skill Development Corporation.
The India-EU Skills Development project is implemented by a consortium led by Cambridge Education, which is the global education brand of the Mott MacDonald Group.