Skill India is an initiative of the Government of India which has been launched to empower the youth of the country with skill sets which make them more employable and more productive in their work environment. The Skill Mission launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 15 July 2015, has gathered tremendous steam under the guidance of Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship,during the last one year. The target to train more than a crore fresh entrants into the Indian workforce has been substantially achieved for the first time. 1.04 Crore Indians were trained through Central Government Programs and NSDC associated training partners in the private sector.
Founded in 2012, Media & Entertainment Skills Council is a Not-for-Profit Organization, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The Council has been promoted by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) with financial support by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). MESC has a mandate to create 11.74 lakhs (1.2 mn approx.) skilled workforce by 2022 and contribute to the National Skill Mission of creating 500 million skilled workforce by 2022.
The key objective of MESC Council is to create a robust and vibrant eco-system for quality vocational education and skill development in Media & Entertainment Space in the country. In addition, the Media & Entertainment Sector Skill Council aims to serve as a single source of information on M & E sector with specific reference to Skill and Human Resource Development in India. The Council is also implementing Standards, Training, and Accreditation & Reward (PMKVY) scheme of Government of India. Under the PMKVY Scheme, MESC has introduced the training programme in affiliated institutes as well.
We envision to create a sustainable industry aligned eco system for robust skill & entrepreneurship development in Media & Entertainment Sector. Thereby developing an ecosystem of empowerment by skilling on a large scale at speed with high standards and to promote a culture of innovation based entrepreneurship which can generate wealth and employment so as to ensure sustainable livelihoods for all citizens in the country.
We work closely with Industry partners and Training Institutions. On one side we understand the requirements by the industry and the other side we guide the training providers to match on the expectations set by them. Our motto is simple to focus on improving the response of education and training to the needs of industry, by more closely matching educational provision to need at a regional level. The information and data we collate during this exercise keeps us updated on the skills required by the industry and structure the programs to match those requirements and plan for future skills provision.
1. Identification of skill development needs including preparing a catalogue of types of skills, range and depth of skills to facilitate individuals to choose from them. 2. Development of a sector skill development plan and maintaining skill inventory. 3. Determining skills/competency standards and qualifications and getting them notified as per NSQF. 4. Standardization of affiliation, accreditation, examination and certification process in accordance with NSQF as determined by NSQC. 5. Conduct skill-based assessment and certification for QP /NOS aligned training programmes. 6. Participation in the setting up of affiliation, accreditation, examination and certification norms for their respective sectors. 7. Plan and facilitate the execution of Training of Trainers along with NSDC and states. 8. Promotion of Academies of Excellence. 9. Paying particular attention to the skilling needs of ST/SC, differently-abled and minority groups.