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, Accreditation & Reward (PMKVY) scheme of Government of India. Under the PMKVY Scheme, MESC has introduced the training programme in affiliated institutes and completed the assessment and certification of approximately 8,000 students.
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.
DEVELOPING SKILL COMPETENCY STANDARDS & QUALIFICATIONS – One of the main tasks of the MESC is to develop and maintain the National Occupation Standards (NOS) of all the skill types in their sector. These will lay down the skill competency standards and qualification for each job role. CONDUCTING SKILL GAP STUDY – To enhance the understanding of the skills-requirement in the rubber industry to help plan for capacity building needs and to built a source of information that provides qualitative and quantitative information on the labour market of the rubber sector. STANDARDIZATION OF AFFILIATION, ACCREDITATION & CERTIFICATION PROCESS - The main role of the SSC is to standardize the accreditation and certification process to maintain quality in the training process as well as trained manpower. CAPACITY CREATION IN SKILL DEVELOPMENT - By encouraging maximum private players participation in skill development as well as creating skill development infrastructure. PLAN & EXECUTE TRAINING OF TRAINERS -To ensure maximum coverage of the workforce in the skill development initiatives, adequate number of trainers have to be available at all times. This requires a planned intervention to train and certify adequate number of trainers before they are actually required. PROMOTION OF ACADEMIES OF EXCELLENCE - Support in establishing model training institutes with best-in-class infrastructure, processes and faculty would need to develop as Academies of Excellence, to lay down standards in training for other players in the sector to follow.