The Current Scenario of trainer’s skilling eco-system falls significantly short of the growing demand for skills training and assessment. There is a lack of adequate regulatory and quality framework, which has led to the deployment of inadequately qualified and trained trainers in the system, thereby affecting the overall quality of skilling, Even trainers who are currently operating in the skill eco-system don’t see VET training as a sustainable career option.
A flagship skill development scheme under skill India Mission, Pradhan Mantri Kausal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY), funded by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) being implemented through National Skil Development Corporation (NSDC) mandates skill training only through SSC certified trainers. Thereby increasing demand for certified trainers.
A working group report by National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) estimated the need for 1.7 lakhs trainers by 2022 to achieve the target as envisaged in National Policy.
National policy on Skill development & Entrepreneurship 2015 emphasize the trainers. Estimates to have over 2 lakh certified trainers.