An active step towards "Skill India" has been taken by Chandigarh Administration, with an objective to converge various schemes of all departments related to Skill Development under the umbrella of "U.T., Chandigarh Skill Development Mission (CSDM)". The Administrator,U.T., Chandigarh is the Chairman of CSDM and the Secretary Technical Education, Chandigarh Administration is Member Secretary.
The Directorate of Technical Education, UT Chandigarh has been declared as a Nodal Department of the Mission. A State Program Management Unit (SPMU) has been setup under the CSDM headed by Director Technical Education cum Mission Director for proper administration of the affairs and implementation of various schemes/programmes in Mission mode.
Chandigarh Skill Development Mission Vision
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. India is a country today with 65% of its youth in the working age group. If ever there is a way to reap this demographic advantage, it has to be through skill development of the youth so that they add not only to their personal growth, but to the country’s economic growth as well. Skill India offers courses across 40 sectors in the country which are aligned to the standards recognised by both, the industry and the government under the National Skill Qualification Framework. The courses help a person focus on practical delivery of work and help him enhance his technical expertise so that he is ready for day one of his job and companies don’t have to invest into training him for his job profile. The Skill Mission launched by the Prime Minister 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.