Skill Development Initiative Scheme(SDIs)


Government of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment launched a Modular Employable Skills (MES) under Skill Development Initiative (SDI) Scheme through Directorate General of Employment & Training in May 2007.  Under this scheme, training to earlier school leavers and existing workers specially in a unorganised sector are to be trained for employable skills.

Objective of Scheme


1.To provide vocational training to school leavers, existing workers, ITI graduates, etc.to improve their employability by optimally utilizing the infrastructure available in Government, private institutions and the Industry.  Existing skills of the persons can also be tested and certified under this scheme

2.To build capacity in the area of development of competency standards, course curricula, learning material and assessment standards in the country.

3.Priority will be given to covering those above the age of 14 years who have been or withdrawn as child labour to enable them to learn employable skills in order to get gainful employment.