The government is launching 50 India International Skill Centers (IISC) across the country, which will support the youth in getting foreign placement. It has introduced 15 centers in Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Jharkhand, Bihar, Andhra Pradhesh/Telangana, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab and Rajasthan. The government, said it would bridge the global shortage of labour force in the coming years by reaping the demographic dividend of young Indian labour force.
“In a phased manner we will launch 50 IISC centres in the country, out of which 15 centers are being introduced today in the states of UP (6), Kerala (2) and one each in Jharkhand, Bihar, Andhra Pradhesh/Telangana, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab and Rajasthan,”Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy said. The proposed IISC will be set up through the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and implement the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) and Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY) to youth seeking global mobility for jobs.