In a major boost to Skill India Mission, the Union cabinet on 11 October, 2017 approved two schemes envisaging an investment of Rs. 6,655 crore and gave nod to a proposal to send 3 lakh youth to Japan for on-job training.
Briefing reporters about the Cabinet meeting, Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said the two schemes Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) and Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE) will be supported by World Bank.
SANKALP and STRIVE are outcome focused schemes marking a shift in government’s implementation strategy in vocational education and training from inputs to results. Shri Pradhan said Indian recruits will receive training in Japan for a period of three to five years. They will get accommodation and job opportunities in Japan.