Cabinet nod for Indian Institute of Skills

Why in News?

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of Indian Institute of Skills (IISs) at different locations across the country in PPP.
  • The PPP Models will be explored for promotion of IIS at select locations based on demand and available infrastructure.

Benefits of IISs:

  • The IISs shall provide high quality skill training, applied research education and a direct and meaningful connection with industry.
  • The setting up of IISs shall augment the global competitiveness of key sectors of Indian economy
  • It will provide opportunity to aspiring youth across the country to have access to highly skilled training.
  • By leveraging advantages of private sector enterprise and public capital in terms of Government land, it would create new institutes of expertise, knowledge and competitiveness.
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