Skill Development: Star Scheme, SHREYAs (Download PDF)

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At present about 54 % of country՚s population is below 25 years of age. By 2022 the average age of workforce participants in India would be 29 years. AI and Machine learning can enhance efficiency and productivity among various sectors.

STAR Scheme

  • Standard Training Assessment and Reward.
  • Opened the way for foreign collaboration.
  • Paved way for more skills training.
  • Program design and Certification of foreign companies.

Major Skill Development Programmes

  • SHREYAS (Scheme for Higher Education Youth in Apprenticeship and Skills) .
  • Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana.
  • Programmes in ITIs
Major Skill Development Programmes
CategoryProfessional Skills
Internet of Things (IoT)Developing and Managing connected devices
Location detection technologiesGIS based
Fraud detectionFraud detection using technology
3-D PrintingResearch and 3-D Printing
Cloud ComputingCloud based data storage
Social Media MarketingPromoting products and services through social media.
Workflow automationAutomating manual processes based on pre-defined business rules
Gesture Recognition TechnologyInterpreting human gestures using computing device.
ComplianceCompany complies with regulatory and legal requirements
Continuous integrationIntegrating codes into shared repository
BlockchainDistributed and decentralised public ledger
Artificial IntelligencePerforming human like tasks.
Robotics Process AutomationBusiness tasks and processes through software using AI and Machine learning capabilities.

Way Forward

  • System for Training or creating a Training Market.
  • Skills mismatch and link between training and industry needs.
  • Upgrading outdated training systems and under-qualified instructors.
  • Current availability of Trainers in Vocational Sector.
  • Apprenticeship training lags behind.

Industry 4.0

  • Subset of the fourth industrial revolution concerning industry.
  • Fourth industrial revolution- Consists of areas which are not normally classified as industry for e. g. smart cities.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 3, 2020

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