National Workshop On ISDS
The textiles ministry is organizing a National Workshop on Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) at the national capital today to showcase the successes under ISDS, share experiences and obtain feedback from concerned stakeholders on how the scheme can better contribute to a skilled India.
The workshop was inaugurated by the textile minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar. Later, awards shall be given, to best performing implementing agencies and employers under the scheme. After the inaugural session, a presentation shall be given on the journey of ISDS so far. This shall be followed by sessions on the convergence of ISDS with the ‘Skill India’ initiative; the role of state governments in catalysing skill initiatives; standardization of courses, assessment and certification, and employment opportunities and challenges under ISDS.
Integrated Skilled Development Scheme (ISDS) was introduced by textile ministry as a pilot in the last two years in order to address the manpower requirement of the diverse textile and related segments. The scheme has subsequently been scaled up during the 12th plan with a target of skilling 15 lakh persons by the end of March 2017.