Skill India International Centers for Skill-Based International Mobility
In the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention on January 9, 2023, the Honorable Prime Minister stated, "Today, India not only has the potential to become the knowledge center of the world but also the skill capital.”
Our youth possess skills, values, and the necessary passion and honesty to work. This skill capital of India can become the engine of global development.
With a working-age population (15-59 years) accounting for 62% of the total, and a median age of 28 years (compared to Japan's 48 and the EU's 44 years), India has a foundational advantage at a time when the global population is aging. India's surplus workforce of 47 million can help address the global shortage of skilled workers, estimated at 56 million. This offers an opportunity to create a high-quality skilled workforce, positioning India as the global talent hub. Furthermore, India's domestic skill ecosystem, supported by effective governance and skill delivery institutions, provides a strong foundation to achieve the Honorable Prime Minister's vision of India being the skill capital of the world.
Empowering Seamless Mobility, Skill Transformation, and Global Careers
We envision the Skill India International Centre (SIIC) as a transformative force that reshapes the skill development and international employment landscape. SIIC is a pioneering concept designed to facilitate effortless skill mobility and education across borders, serving as an integrated hub for comprehensive career enhancement.
The SIIC Vision: A Comprehensive Hub for Global Skill Excellence
With a working-age population (15-59 years) accounting for 62% of the total, and a median age of 28 years (compared to Japan's 48 and the EU's 44 years), India has a foundational advantage at a time when the global population is aging. India's surplus workforce of 47 million can help address the global shortage of skilled workers, estimated at 56 million. This offers an opportunity to create aSIIC is a visionary concept, aiming to streamline the journey of aspiring professionals towards international employment and migration. It aspires to become a singular point of access for a myriad of services, including upskilling, skill training, international placements, Pre-Departure Orientation Training (PDOT), language training, globally recognized certifications, migration support, and skill loans. SIIC's holistic approach embodies our commitment to nurturing well-rounded professionals equipped for international opportunities.
The Varanasi SIIC
In Varanasi, NSDC International has realized the inaugural SIIC, an achievement that underscores our dedication to shaping impactful futures. With an impressive annual capacity of 4,500 candidates, the Varanasi SIIC has catalyzed skill transformation for roles such as E-commerce Delivery Person (Bike Rider), HVAC Technician, Technical Electrician, and Plumber. By honing skills aligned with international demands, this center exemplifies our mission to equip individuals for rewarding careers abroad.
The Future of SIIC
SIIC's journey doesn't stop here. Our ambition extends to establishing 30 more such transformative centers across different states of India. These centers, resonating with our commitment to holistic development, will not only provide skill training but also offer visa support and English/foreign language training. This comprehensive approach ensures that individuals not only acquire skills but also develop the cultural and linguistic competencies crucial for thriving in international work environments.
SIIC and SIIN together epitomize our dedication to revolutionizing skill development and international employment, offering a transformative platform that empowers individuals to embark on journeys of global success.