Meghalaya State Skills Development Society (MSSDS), in the project, has been designated as Project Implementation Unit 2 (PIU2) and headed by Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Principle Secretary, Department of Labour has been designated as CEO of the MSSDS. A dedicated Skill Challenge Fund (SCF) in the project has been formed under MSSDS to support the various training initiatives for developing various skills in the youths of Meghalaya for wage and self-employment. In the project, the key activity of MSSDS is to facilitate skills training in priority sectors to meet the wage as well as self-employment needs of different segments of rural and urban youth, girls and boys, drop-outs (at various levels) and school graduates, and those seeking employment within and outside Meghalaya.

The original SCF Plan focused on over 60% employment of trained youth outside the state mainly in industrial and conventional service trades. Owing to rising demands of the state economy and emphasis of the government to give impetus to indigenous industry sectors which includes allied agriculture i.e. horticulture, floriculture, food processing, packaging, integrated farming, handicraft, handloom, rural construction etc.; the need of skilled workforce for indigenous or native sectors is far greater than the requirement to supply trained workforce for industries in rest of India. The skill training plan under SCF was revised accordingly and the focus was shifted to the native sectors that would cover about 60% of the targeted trainee with focus of over 70% employment within the state. With a focus on native sectors and reassessment of the demand through multiple stakeholder consultations MSSDS plans to train 45000 youths over the project duration till March 2019. In the project, the key activities of the PIU2 are :-

Training of 45000 youths in the following sectors

No. Package Number/ Name Lot Name Targeted No. of Trainees
1 STP Bid 2016 (QCBS) Security, Hospitality, IT, Retail, Toursim, Healthcare, Beauty Wellness 7000
2 19 Training on Integrated Farming (Large & Medium Farms) cum Postharvest Processing with Provision for Market Linkages for Youth / Farmers in Khasi – Jaintia Region of Meghalaya, India 2375
3 20 Training on Integrated Farming (Small Farms) cum Postharvest Management with Provision for Market Linkages for Youth / Farmers of Meghalaya, India 1750
4 21 Training on Integrated Farming (Large & Medium Farms) cum Postharvest Processing with Provision for Market Linkages for Youth / Farmers in Garo Region of Meghalaya, India 2375
6 22 Training of Marginal Farmers and Landless Households in Integrated Farming and Rural Occupations
Khasi-Jaintia Region, Meghalaya
1750
7 23 Training of Marginal Farmers and Landless Households in Integrated Farming and Rural Occupations
Garo Region, Meghalaya
1750
8 24 Farming and Allied Activity Training for Women of Meghalaya India 1200
9 25 Training of Meghalaya Youth as
Handloom Weaver and Pre and Post Loom
Technicians For Employment/ Self-Employment in Meghalaya/North East Region
1500
10 26 Training of Meghalaya Youth as
Bamboo Handicraft Artisans
For Employment/ Self-Employment in Meghalaya/North East Region
1800
11 27 Training of Meghalaya Youth as
Pottery and Native Craft Artisans
For Wage/ Self-Employment in Meghalaya/ North East Region
1020
12 28 Training of Meghalaya Youth as
Multi-skilled Rural Technicians in Masonry, RCC and Plumbing For Wage/ Self-Employment in Meghalaya/ North East Region
1,200
13 29 Training of Meghalaya Youth as
Multipurpose Electrician for Wage/Self-Employment in Semi-Urban and Rural Areas of Meghalaya/ North East Region
1200
14 30 Training of Meghalaya Youth as
Multi-skilled Technician in Plant and Equipment
Operations for Infrastructure Projects
For Wage/Self-Employment in Meghalaya/ orth
East Region
840
15 31 Training of Meghalaya Youth as Travel Consultants, Tour Guides and Tour Guide cum Drivers For Wage/ Self-Employment for Tourism in Meghalaya/ North East Region 1500
16 32 Training of Meghalaya Youth in Adventure Tourism For Wage/ Self-Employment in Meghalaya/ North East Region 1820
17 34 Training of Meghalaya Youth as Beauty and Spa Therapist for Wage/ Self-Employment in Meghalaya/ North East Region 720
18 35 Training of Meghalaya Youth in Fashion Designing For Wage/ Self-Employment in Meghalaya/ North East Region 720
19 36 Training of Meghalaya Youth in Industrial Trades: Electrical &Appliances, Auto Mechanic & Service, Computer IT & BPS For Wage/ Self-Employment in Meghalaya/ North East Region 3500
20 37 Training of Meghalaya Youth in Welding/ Plumbing/ Painting For Employment/ Self-Employment in Meghalaya/ North East Region 2880
21 38 Training of Meghalaya Youth in Online Marketing/ Online Retail/ Logistics For Wage/ Self-Employment in Meghalaya/ North East Region 3120
22 39 Training of Meghalaya Youth as Football Coach For Skill Development and up gradation of Technical Knowledge as Football Coach for Employment/ Self-Employment in Meghalaya/ North East Region 312
23 40 Training of Meghalaya Youth for Overseas Placements / Internships in: Agriculture / Animal Husbandry, Food Processing, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Industrial Services 500
24 41 Training of Meghalaya Youth as Editor, Script Writer, Assistant Cameraman, Animator, Musician/Sound Technician for Employment / Self – Employment in Media and Entertainment mainly in Meghalaya / NER 450

Meghalaya Skill Park

Skill parks are envisaged to provide Permanent and ready Infrastructure whereby affordable high-quality Training would be imparted on Technical Skills / Skill upgradation. The Skill Parks would have Class Rooms, Laboratories and other Infrastructure to facilitate practical Skill Training. It is envisaged that the Skill Parks would be set up as Dedicated Permanent Facilities where Skill Training can be imparted on an ongoing basis even post-implementation of the “Supporting Human Capital Development in Meghalaya” project.

The prime objective of the Meghalaya Skill Park is as follows:-

  • Provide “ready infrastructure” for training both manufacturing and service sectors – making it viable for training providers and industries;
  • Extend world class training and facilities to disadvantaged youth;
  • Evolve as a One stop solution for international quality training, assessment, certification, apprenticeship, incubation, entrepreneurship or placement;
  • “Bridge the Void” between basic training and emerging needs of industry and economy; and
  • Make vocational training “Aspirational”

The estimated target of skill development through Meghalaya Skills Park is 2,000 trainees per year totaling to about 10,000 in five years. In addition to the training services, the MSP may also extend the following services to support the training in the state –

  • Entrepreneurship Development with incubation facilities;
  • Apprenticeship Development Cell;
  • Centralised resource centre for Training of Trainers;
  • Convention centre to host skills competitions, and other events focusing on industry engagement and TVET reform
  • Hostel facilities, staff quarters & student welfare and recreation facilities
  • Research and Development services
  • Benchmarking and Assessment services
  • Hub & Spoke services to ITI

Transit Houses

The Transit Houses are envisaged for Trades for which placement opportunities are present outside Meghalaya. Youths who opt for these kinds of Trades would be placed in Cities for which they have no support structure. Transit Houses will help the migrated workforce in settling down in urban areas and stay protected – emotionally, legally and financially. Such places would help the skilled youth adjust themselves in large cities.

Transit houses can be set up in some of the cities of India that have emerged as big economic and industrial hubs. Setting up of Transit Houses in such industrial hubs can benefit a large workforce that has migrated from different regions of the state and has been placed in different sectors.

The first set of Transit Houses are proposed in the following cities - Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune, Noida, Gurugram, Jaipur, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata.

Key Performance Indicators for PIU 2

  • % of Candidate enrolled in each Course
  • % of Male enrolled in each Course
  • % of Female enrolled in each Course
  • % of Male enrolled for the training in each course district wise
  • % of Female enrolled for the training in each course district wise
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