Economic Survey 2020-21: Skill Development

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  • January 30, 2021
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Economic Survey 2020-21: Skill Development

Part of: GS Prelims and GS- III – Skill development

In news 

  • The Economic Survey 2020-21 states that only 2.4% of the workforce of age 15-59 years has received formal vocational/technical training and another 8.9% of the workforce received training through informal sources.

Key takeaways

  • Out of the 8.9% workforce who received non-formal training, the largest chunk is contributed by on-the-job training (3.3 per cent), followed by self-learning (2.5 per cent) and hereditary sources (2.1 per cent) and other sources (1 per cent).
  • Among those who received formal training, the most opted training course is IT-ITeS among both males and females.
  • The Unified Skill Regulator- National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET) was operationalized recently.
  • Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 was rolled out in 2020-21 with a tentative target to skill 8 lakh candidates including migrants.

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