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CII SKILL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the
development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative
processes.
CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in
India's development process. Founded in 1895, India's premier business association has over 7200 members,
from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 100,000
enterprises from around 242 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.
CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and
enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized
services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key
issues.
Extending its agenda beyond business, CII assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship
programmes. Partnerships with civil society organizations carry forward corporate initiatives for integrated and
inclusive development across diverse domains including affirmative action, healthcare, education, livelihood,
diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women, and water, to name a few.
The CII theme of 'Accelerating Growth, Creating Employment' for 2014-15 aims to strengthen a growth process
that meets the aspirations of today's India. During the year, CII will specially focus on economic growth, education,
skill development, manufacturing, investments, ease of doing business, export competitiveness, legal and
regulatory architecture, labour law reforms and entrepreneurship as growth enablers.
With 64 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 7 overseas offices in Australia, China, Egypt,
France, Singapore, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 312 counterpart organizations in 106
countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.

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Skill Development in India

India is at the forefront in the rapidly-changing global economic shows that while the world is expected to encounter a shortage
order. Most analysts expect the Indian economy to grow at of 47 million working people by 2020, India will have a surplus of
consistently high rates during the coming decades and 56 million working people.
emerge as one of the largest economies in the world.
According to Goldman Sachs, India is projected to become While demographics as well as economic growth estimates seem
the second largest economy in the world by the year 2050. well aligned to paint a bright future for India, its certainty is
anything but guaranteed.
Driving this positive sentiment is India’s demographic profile.
India’s current population of 1.2 billion is expected to enlarge The value of India’s demographic dividend will depend in great
to 1.8 billion by 2045, with a significant expansion in its measure on whether the public and private sector have the
working age population of 15-64 years. The emerging political will and foresight to address critically important issues
demographic dynamics of the country ensures that it will such as improving the education system, appropriately training
have one of the youngest populations in the world, with the the workforce, creating new jobs, attracting investment to
bulk of the population in the working age group. By the year support innovation, encouraging trade and implementing
2026, 64.8 percent of the Indian population is expected to be policies that engender confidence in the Indian economy.
in the working age group.
However, skill development remains an imperative for India to
The global workforce is expected to be dominated by Indians in achieve its aim of inclusive economic growth.
the coming decades. A study by the Boston Consulting Group
Initiatives

CII Skill Development Initiatives To take its agenda of skills development forward, CII works with diverse stakeholders such as the Government, NGOs and industry (see Fig. 1).

Northern
Region

CII (HQ) North


Eastern Southern
Region Region
Five
Regions

Stakeholders
Central & State Government/District and
Eastern Western
Panchayat Admn/ Multilateral Agencies/ Region Region
NGOs/Training Providers/Industry

PPP Policy Skill Training & Impact State Skill Skill Centres
initiatives Advocacy Competitions Assessment Studies Missions and Hubs

Figure 1: Working with stakeholders

CII played a key role in the formulation of the National Skill Recognizing the importance of skill development in the country, the
Development Policy (NSDP), announced in February 2009. The Policy Government of India has created a dedicated Department for Skills
attempts to address the skill mismatch in the economy from the larger and Entrepreneurship in the Ministry of Skill Development,
perspective of the vision of ‘inclusive growth’ illustrated in the 11th Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs & Sports in May 2014. As a central
Five-Year Plan (2007-12), and proposes the establishment of a Skill coordinating body the Department has the charge of the National Skill
Development Initiative (SDI). The Initiative ‘…will empower all Development Corporation (NSDC) and National Skill Development
individuals through improved skills, knowledge, nationally and Agency (NSDA).
internationally recognised qualifications to gain access to decent
employment and ensure India’s competitiveness in the global market.’ The NSDA is an autonomous body to coordinate and harmonize the
CII played a pioneering role in the skill development movement in India, recognising the skill development efforts of the Government and the private sector to
To bring about a paradigm shift a National Skill Development achieve the targets of the 12th Five-Year Plan and beyond and bridge
fact that with limited natural resources and a burgeoning population, India’s principal Mission was announced and the Union Cabinet approved a the social, regional, gender and economic divide.
resource is its people. CII adopted a set of guiding principles for its skills initiatives: ’Coordinated Action Plan for Skill Development’ envisaging a target
of 500 million skilled persons by the year 2022. A three-tier The CII works closely with the NSDA to bring about policy changes in
• Capacity building while ensuring quality institutional structure was set up namely: the vocational training system.
(I) Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development (NCSD);
• Sustainable skill development programmes The National Skills Policy brought about the formation of an unique
(ii) National Skill Development Coordination Board (NSDCB)
• Independent assessment and evaluation PPP body, the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC). The
(iii) National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) NSDC is instrumental in implementing programmes to enhance skill
• Focus on employability development. CII is closely working with NSDC and supporting their
As of May 2013, the NCSD and NSDCB have been subsumed into
• Global benchmarking the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA). skills implementation agenda.
Initiatives

CII Skill Development Initiatives To take its agenda of skills development forward, CII works with diverse stakeholders such as the Government, NGOs and industry (see Fig. 1).

Northern
Region

CII (HQ) North


Eastern Southern
Region Region
Five
Regions

Stakeholders
Central & State Government/District and
Eastern Western
Panchayat Admn/ Multilateral Agencies/ Region Region
NGOs/Training Providers/Industry

PPP Policy Skill Training & Impact State Skill Skill Centres
initiatives Advocacy Competitions Assessment Studies Missions and Hubs

Figure 1: Working with stakeholders

CII played a key role in the formulation of the National Skill Recognizing the importance of skill development in the country, the
Development Policy (NSDP), announced in February 2009. The Policy Government of India has created a dedicated Department for Skills
attempts to address the skill mismatch in the economy from the larger and Entrepreneurship in the Ministry of Skill Development,
perspective of the vision of ‘inclusive growth’ illustrated in the 11th Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs & Sports in May 2014. As a central
Five-Year Plan (2007-12), and proposes the establishment of a Skill coordinating body the Department has the charge of the National Skill
Development Initiative (SDI). The Initiative ‘…will empower all Development Corporation (NSDC) and National Skill Development
individuals through improved skills, knowledge, nationally and Agency (NSDA).
internationally recognised qualifications to gain access to decent
employment and ensure India’s competitiveness in the global market.’ The NSDA is an autonomous body to coordinate and harmonize the
CII played a pioneering role in the skill development movement in India, recognising the skill development efforts of the Government and the private sector to
To bring about a paradigm shift a National Skill Development achieve the targets of the 12th Five-Year Plan and beyond and bridge
fact that with limited natural resources and a burgeoning population, India’s principal Mission was announced and the Union Cabinet approved a the social, regional, gender and economic divide.
resource is its people. CII adopted a set of guiding principles for its skills initiatives: ’Coordinated Action Plan for Skill Development’ envisaging a target
of 500 million skilled persons by the year 2022. A three-tier The CII works closely with the NSDA to bring about policy changes in
• Capacity building while ensuring quality institutional structure was set up namely: the vocational training system.
(I) Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development (NCSD);
• Sustainable skill development programmes The National Skills Policy brought about the formation of an unique
(ii) National Skill Development Coordination Board (NSDCB)
• Independent assessment and evaluation PPP body, the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC). The
(iii) National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) NSDC is instrumental in implementing programmes to enhance skill
• Focus on employability development. CII is closely working with NSDC and supporting their
As of May 2013, the NCSD and NSDCB have been subsumed into
• Global benchmarking the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA). skills implementation agenda.
Advocacy

Advocacy National Skill Qualification Framework


Working closely with the NSDA, CII has had deliberations on
CII is also working with members to facilitate greater induction of
apprentices.
a wide range of issues with its members on the need for a Conferences
National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF). The NSQF is a
National Conference on Skill Development
framework that classifies qualifications according to levels of
knowledge along with skills. Qualifications are made up of The National Conference on Skill Development is a unique platform
occupational standards for specific areas of learning units. This will where issues of national importance are highlighted and deliberated with
provide the stakeholders such as learners, education and skill the aim of brining out plausible recommendations to strengthen the skills
training providers and employers an opportunity to gain ecosystem.
equivalence of qualifications across specific skill sectors.
Global Summit on Skill Development
Amendment in the Apprenticeship Act
In order to ensure quality with quantity, it is necessary to benchmark the
The Apprenticeship programme enables industry to source and skills of our country with the developed skills ecosystems. The Global
train youth according to its requirements. However, the Act needs Summit on Skill Development, a biennial event, witnesses one of the
to be amended keeping in mind the current realities. In this context, largest congregation of skill providers. The objective is to align the
CII members have evolved a set of recommendations to make the national framework with the international best practices.
Act industry friendly and scale the number of apprentices from the
current 3.5 lakh to 14 lakh.

CII has identified issues and gaps that need to be addressed to meet the requirements
of industry for a skilled workforce and has advocated changes in the Amendments in
the Apprenticeship Act. A special case has been advocated for a single unifrom
qualification framework.
Platforms for advocacy are created through Conferences and Summits.
Advocacy

Advocacy National Skill Qualification Framework


Working closely with the NSDA, CII has had deliberations on
CII is also working with members to facilitate greater induction of
apprentices.
a wide range of issues with its members on the need for a Conferences
National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF). The NSQF is a
National Conference on Skill Development
framework that classifies qualifications according to levels of
knowledge along with skills. Qualifications are made up of The National Conference on Skill Development is a unique platform
occupational standards for specific areas of learning units. This will where issues of national importance are highlighted and deliberated with
provide the stakeholders such as learners, education and skill the aim of brining out plausible recommendations to strengthen the skills
training providers and employers an opportunity to gain ecosystem.
equivalence of qualifications across specific skill sectors.
Global Summit on Skill Development
Amendment in the Apprenticeship Act
In order to ensure quality with quantity, it is necessary to benchmark the
The Apprenticeship programme enables industry to source and skills of our country with the developed skills ecosystems. The Global
train youth according to its requirements. However, the Act needs Summit on Skill Development, a biennial event, witnesses one of the
to be amended keeping in mind the current realities. In this context, largest congregation of skill providers. The objective is to align the
CII members have evolved a set of recommendations to make the national framework with the international best practices.
Act industry friendly and scale the number of apprentices from the
current 3.5 lakh to 14 lakh.

CII has identified issues and gaps that need to be addressed to meet the requirements
of industry for a skilled workforce and has advocated changes in the Amendments in
the Apprenticeship Act. A special case has been advocated for a single unifrom
qualification framework.
Platforms for advocacy are created through Conferences and Summits.
PPPs

Skill Development Programmes under The ITIs represent the formal vocational training system in India.
Recognising the need to enable ITIs to effectively respond to
institutions, and industry. Existing skills can be tested and certified under
this scheme which primarily aims at developing competency standards,

Public Private Partnerships market demand, in 2007, the Ministry of Labour and Employment
launched the PPP upgradation scheme. The industry has
course curricula, learning material, and assessment standards in the
country.
participated actively, with CII Member adopting 390 ITIs. This PPP
As a National Assessing Body in the Modular Employable Skills (MES)
has enabled industry-led development through curriculum building
scheme, CII has built a qualitative assessor base.
and Training of Trainers. An impact study has been conducted to
understand successful replicable models.
The Modular Employable Skills (MES) scheme aims at providing
vocational training to school leavers, existing workers, and ITI
graduates, etc. to improve their employability by optimally using
the existing infrastructure available in Government, private

Transformation in ITI Andheri adopted by Rustomjee

BEFORE AFTER
Led by a belief in the value of partnerships to catalyse skills development, CII entered into
the Public Private Partnership space with the Ministry of Labour and Employment through
the flagship schemes ‘Upgradation of 1396 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) through
Public Private Partnership (PPP)’ and the Modular Employable Skills schemes (MES).
PPPs

Skill Development Programmes under The ITIs represent the formal vocational training system in India.
Recognising the need to enable ITIs to effectively respond to
institutions, and industry. Existing skills can be tested and certified under
this scheme which primarily aims at developing competency standards,

Public Private Partnerships market demand, in 2007, the Ministry of Labour and Employment
launched the PPP upgradation scheme. The industry has
course curricula, learning material, and assessment standards in the
country.
participated actively, with CII Member adopting 390 ITIs. This PPP
As a National Assessing Body in the Modular Employable Skills (MES)
has enabled industry-led development through curriculum building
scheme, CII has built a qualitative assessor base.
and Training of Trainers. An impact study has been conducted to
understand successful replicable models.
The Modular Employable Skills (MES) scheme aims at providing
vocational training to school leavers, existing workers, and ITI
graduates, etc. to improve their employability by optimally using
the existing infrastructure available in Government, private

Transformation in ITI Andheri adopted by Rustomjee

BEFORE AFTER
Led by a belief in the value of partnerships to catalyse skills development, CII entered into
the Public Private Partnership space with the Ministry of Labour and Employment through
the flagship schemes ‘Upgradation of 1396 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) through
Public Private Partnership (PPP)’ and the Modular Employable Skills schemes (MES).
CII & NSDC

CII & National Skill Sector Skills Councils


CII facilitates the creation of 'sector bodies' within industry, and
Development Corporation (NSDC) supports the NSDC through the Sector Skills Councils (SSCs),
which are industry-led bodies to ensure a demand driven
vocational training system. CII has facilitated the formation of
Sector Skill Councils in Healthcare; Logistics; Banking, Financial
Services and Insurance (BFSI) with Bombay Stock Exchange; Life
Sciences, Beauty & Wellness and Hospitality. Additional SSCs
in the high growth sectors are in process.
WorldSkills International Competitions
The biennial WorldSkills International Competitions led by
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) starting 2010 is a
platform to benchmark youth to global standards.
Since 2010, CII has been working closely with the NSDC to select and
Earlier, CII represented India in the WorldSkills International
train competitors in manufacturing and services trades for the
Competitions from 2007-2010. It embarked on this initiative with
upcoming International competitions.
the twin objective of putting India on the global skill map while
encouraging competitiveness within the country. Private industry has supported this journey by building teams of world
standards which will ultimately add to the pool of highly skilled
resources.

A unique one of its kind, Public Private Partnership, the National Skill Development
Corporation (NSDC) has been formed to narrow the existing gap between demand and
supply of skilled labour force in the country. CII is on the board of NSDC and both
organisations believe that for inclusive growth a sectoral approach is the key.
CII & NSDC

CII & National Skill Sector Skills Councils


CII facilitates the creation of 'sector bodies' within industry, and
Development Corporation (NSDC) supports the NSDC through the Sector Skills Councils (SSCs),
which are industry-led bodies to ensure a demand driven
vocational training system. CII has facilitated the formation of
Sector Skill Councils in Healthcare; Logistics; Banking, Financial
Services and Insurance (BFSI) with Bombay Stock Exchange; Life
Sciences, Beauty & Wellness and Hospitality. Additional SSCs
in the high growth sectors are in process.
WorldSkills International Competitions
The biennial WorldSkills International Competitions led by
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) starting 2010 is a
platform to benchmark youth to global standards.
Since 2010, CII has been working closely with the NSDC to select and
Earlier, CII represented India in the WorldSkills International
train competitors in manufacturing and services trades for the
Competitions from 2007-2010. It embarked on this initiative with
upcoming International competitions.
the twin objective of putting India on the global skill map while
encouraging competitiveness within the country. Private industry has supported this journey by building teams of world
standards which will ultimately add to the pool of highly skilled
resources.

A unique one of its kind, Public Private Partnership, the National Skill Development
Corporation (NSDC) has been formed to narrow the existing gap between demand and
supply of skilled labour force in the country. CII is on the board of NSDC and both
organisations believe that for inclusive growth a sectoral approach is the key.
Capacity Buidling
& Employability

Capacity Building & Employability


Job Fairs for ITI Graduates Rural Skill Gurukuls
With the objective of connecting employers and youth from ITIs to Through the skill gurukuls, CII reaches out to marginalised youth at the
industry, CII organises job fairs across India. This provides jobs to district level and attempts to provide technical education and hands-on
ITI graduates while enabling access for employers to a talent pool. training.
The Skill Gurukuls are vocational finishing schools with fulltime,
Professional Skills Development for Undergraduate Students
residential training of 30-45 days in trades such as welding, construction,
An initiative of CII National Committee on Skill Development for catering, driving with a practical orientation. It is a one-of-its-kind self-
developing and running short-term courses for students of the sustainable model with zero-subsidy for blue collar trades by giving 100
University of Delhi. per cent micro finance assistance funded by NABARD. There is 100 per
The objective is to work for a socially relevant cause by imparting cent placement assurance due to upfront tie up with CII members.
job relevant employability skills to students of DU during their term
in University and at the same time addressing the skill shortages
faced by Indian industry.

Skill Hubs and Skill Gurukuls


Collaborating with the State Governments and the private sector,
CII has set up Skill Hubs and Skill Gurukuls in remote districts of
India, which impart training in various skills.

Skill Hubs
Large Skill Centres/Hubs with capacity of 1500 – 5000 beneficiaries
per annum have been set up at:
Other Outreach Programmes
Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh) – a unique partnership with 9
industry members HPCL Swavalamban Project for training Below Poverty line youth leading
to employmeny/self-employment is being successfully implemented in 17
Bhiwadi (Rajasthan) – a multi skill centre with focus on
states through 25 centres. Through this HPCL’s CSR initiative, with CII as
manufacturing trades
an implementation partner, a large number of BPL youth, with focus on
Balasore (Odisha) – a multi skill centre with focus on service Women, PWDs, SC & STs, have been trained leading to
trades employment/self-employment.
An important aspect of the unorganised sector training programme CII supported by the European Union and in partnership with British
is the focus on short-duration modules of local relevance for Council, City & Guilds and Aditya Birla Group is implementing a model
CII has been working actively to build capacity and increase employability of people through encouraging greater participation. A similar aspect will be the initiative in 2 backward districts for training marginalised youth in
various outreach programmes. emphasis on self employment. Agriculture, Hospitality and Auto servicing & maintenance trades as well
as soft skills training and linking to employment/self-employment. This is
Outreach Programmes being replicated in other districts in India.
CII engages closely with state and district level administration, multilateral agencies, public sector undertakings, non-state actors and skill Understanding the need for on ground intervention, CII is working in J&K
development missions to enable skill training to the marginalised sections of society thus ensuring an employable workforce. as well as the North-East for training marginalized youth and facilitating
Training of Trainers employment/self-employment.

Recruiting capable trainers is an essential part of improving quality. CII, in consultation with the State Governments, is imparting training of Under “Project Happy Landings”, CII is working with the Indian Air Force
Trainer programmes. The focus is on upgrading the skills of existing trainers and building capacity of new trainers to meet the shortage in to give industry linked training to retiring air warriors and linking them to
demand. About 4-5 training programmes in a year are conducted across the four regions within India. employment.
Capacity Buidling
& Employability

Capacity Building & Employability


Job Fairs for ITI Graduates Rural Skill Gurukuls
With the objective of connecting employers and youth from ITIs to Through the skill gurukuls, CII reaches out to marginalised youth at the
industry, CII organises job fairs across India. This provides jobs to district level and attempts to provide technical education and hands-on
ITI graduates while enabling access for employers to a talent pool. training.
The Skill Gurukuls are vocational finishing schools with fulltime,
Professional Skills Development for Undergraduate Students
residential training of 30-45 days in trades such as welding, construction,
An initiative of CII National Committee on Skill Development for catering, driving with a practical orientation. It is a one-of-its-kind self-
developing and running short-term courses for students of the sustainable model with zero-subsidy for blue collar trades by giving 100
University of Delhi. per cent micro finance assistance funded by NABARD. There is 100 per
The objective is to work for a socially relevant cause by imparting cent placement assurance due to upfront tie up with CII members.
job relevant employability skills to students of DU during their term
in University and at the same time addressing the skill shortages
faced by Indian industry.

Skill Hubs and Skill Gurukuls


Collaborating with the State Governments and the private sector,
CII has set up Skill Hubs and Skill Gurukuls in remote districts of
India, which impart training in various skills.

Skill Hubs
Large Skill Centres/Hubs with capacity of 1500 – 5000 beneficiaries
per annum have been set up at:
Other Outreach Programmes
Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh) – a unique partnership with 9
industry members HPCL Swavalamban Project for training Below Poverty line youth leading
to employmeny/self-employment is being successfully implemented in 17
Bhiwadi (Rajasthan) – a multi skill centre with focus on
states through 25 centres. Through this HPCL’s CSR initiative, with CII as
manufacturing trades
an implementation partner, a large number of BPL youth, with focus on
Balasore (Odisha) – a multi skill centre with focus on service Women, PWDs, SC & STs, have been trained leading to
trades employment/self-employment.
An important aspect of the unorganised sector training programme CII supported by the European Union and in partnership with British
is the focus on short-duration modules of local relevance for Council, City & Guilds and Aditya Birla Group is implementing a model
CII has been working actively to build capacity and increase employability of people through encouraging greater participation. A similar aspect will be the initiative in 2 backward districts for training marginalised youth in
various outreach programmes. emphasis on self employment. Agriculture, Hospitality and Auto servicing & maintenance trades as well
as soft skills training and linking to employment/self-employment. This is
Outreach Programmes being replicated in other districts in India.
CII engages closely with state and district level administration, multilateral agencies, public sector undertakings, non-state actors and skill Understanding the need for on ground intervention, CII is working in J&K
development missions to enable skill training to the marginalised sections of society thus ensuring an employable workforce. as well as the North-East for training marginalized youth and facilitating
Training of Trainers employment/self-employment.

Recruiting capable trainers is an essential part of improving quality. CII, in consultation with the State Governments, is imparting training of Under “Project Happy Landings”, CII is working with the Indian Air Force
Trainer programmes. The focus is on upgrading the skills of existing trainers and building capacity of new trainers to meet the shortage in to give industry linked training to retiring air warriors and linking them to
demand. About 4-5 training programmes in a year are conducted across the four regions within India. employment.
WorkSkills Competition WorldSkills International Competition
The Workskills competition was initiated by CII on the lines of the The CII had played a lead role in placing India on the World Skills map.
Skills Olympics organised by the industry in Europe as a means of The competition regarded as the ‘Olympics of Skills’ showcases the
promoting vocational training in industrial skills. The first CII pinnacle of excellence in vocational training.
Workskills Competition was held in 1989 at the Advanced Training
CII represented India in the WorldSkills International Competitions:
Institute, Dasnagar, Howrah, where Over 200 workers from the
Indian Industry participated. • Japan 2007 - Indian contingent participated for the first time

Encouraged by the overwhelming response received in the first • Calgary, Canada 2009 – An Indian participant from Geedee
Workskills Competition, CII institutionalised this competition as a Technical Training Institute (GTTI), Coimbatore won the silver
major event for the industrial work force, to be held every year at medal in mould making
the Regional and National levels. The competition has completed
• London 2011 – 7 competitors in 5 trades participated along with a
25 years. The winners in the below 22 years category are possible
CII skills delegation comprising of officials from Government and
competitors for the WorldSkills International Competitions.
private sector.
• First Indian Business delegation to WorldSkills London 2013
• Germany 2013 – Indian competitors participated in the trades of (i)
Mechatronics (ii) CNC Milling (iii) CNC Turning (iv) Welding (v)
Electronics (vi) Plastic Die Engineering

CII believes that industry will invest in skill development in its own
interest and is working in partnership with industry and Government to
meet the goal of 500 million skilled workforce by 2022.

To promote vocational training and encourage competitiveness amongst the youth,


CII has been actively involved in institutionalising competitions.
The CII WorkSkills Competitions has been recognised as a robust worker management
relationship building tool.
The WorldSkills International Competitions are a pathway to benchmark the skills of the
country to developed skill ecosystems.
WorkSkills Competition WorldSkills International Competition
The Workskills competition was initiated by CII on the lines of the The CII had played a lead role in placing India on the World Skills map.
Skills Olympics organised by the industry in Europe as a means of The competition regarded as the ‘Olympics of Skills’ showcases the
promoting vocational training in industrial skills. The first CII pinnacle of excellence in vocational training.
Workskills Competition was held in 1989 at the Advanced Training
CII represented India in the WorldSkills International Competitions:
Institute, Dasnagar, Howrah, where Over 200 workers from the
Indian Industry participated. • Japan 2007 - Indian contingent participated for the first time

Encouraged by the overwhelming response received in the first • Calgary, Canada 2009 – An Indian participant from Geedee
Workskills Competition, CII institutionalised this competition as a Technical Training Institute (GTTI), Coimbatore won the silver
major event for the industrial work force, to be held every year at medal in mould making
the Regional and National levels. The competition has completed
• London 2011 – 7 competitors in 5 trades participated along with a
25 years. The winners in the below 22 years category are possible
CII skills delegation comprising of officials from Government and
competitors for the WorldSkills International Competitions.
private sector.
• First Indian Business delegation to WorldSkills London 2013
• Germany 2013 – Indian competitors participated in the trades of (i)
Mechatronics (ii) CNC Milling (iii) CNC Turning (iv) Welding (v)
Electronics (vi) Plastic Die Engineering

CII believes that industry will invest in skill development in its own
interest and is working in partnership with industry and Government to
meet the goal of 500 million skilled workforce by 2022.

To promote vocational training and encourage competitiveness amongst the youth,


CII has been actively involved in institutionalising competitions.
The CII WorkSkills Competitions has been recognised as a robust worker management
relationship building tool.
The WorldSkills International Competitions are a pathway to benchmark the skills of the
country to developed skill ecosystems.
CII SKILL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the
development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative
processes.
CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in
India's development process. Founded in 1895, India's premier business association has over 7200 members,
from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 100,000
enterprises from around 242 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.
CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and
enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized
services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key
issues.
Extending its agenda beyond business, CII assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship
programmes. Partnerships with civil society organizations carry forward corporate initiatives for integrated and
inclusive development across diverse domains including affirmative action, healthcare, education, livelihood,
diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women, and water, to name a few.
The CII theme of 'Accelerating Growth, Creating Employment' for 2014-15 aims to strengthen a growth process
that meets the aspirations of today's India. During the year, CII will specially focus on economic growth, education,
skill development, manufacturing, investments, ease of doing business, export competitiveness, legal and
regulatory architecture, labour law reforms and entrepreneurship as growth enablers.
With 64 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 7 overseas offices in Australia, China, Egypt,
France, Singapore, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 312 counterpart organizations in 106
countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.

Confederation of Indian Industry


The Mantosh Sondhi Centre
23, Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110 003 (India)
T: 91 11 45771000 / 24629994-7 • F: 91 11 24626149
E: info@cii.in • W: www.cii.in

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