The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked affiliated schools to start skill hubs in their premises as part of the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 4.0. The government launched the scheme in the Union Budget 2023.
Why is CBSE doing this
The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has emphasized the need for promoting skill development in schools. The education policy aims to incorporate skill education and training programmes into the school curriculum. The promotion of skilling in schools is expected to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen careers and contribute to the country’s economic growth.
What is PMKVY 4.0
PMKVY is a skill development scheme launched by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) in 2015. The scheme targets schools, college dropouts, out-of-school children and unemployed youths belonging to the age group of 15-45 years. Under the scheme, the students are offered demand-driven and industry-linked skill courses.
How will skill hubs work
Schools can use their existing infrastructure to set up skill hubs. The hubs will be operational after school hours or on non-working days. Students will be able to take skill courses at the hubs and earn certificates.
What are the benefits of skill hubs for students
Skill hubs will provide students with an opportunity to learn new skills and improve their employability. Students will also be able to get exposure to industry trends and practices.