Sector Skills Councils are tasked with developing an enabling environment for skills development, including support for (i) clarification of sector-specific competencies/skills (ii) capacity development for skills development institutions/ such as curriculum and standards, faculty development, and so forth; (iii) trainee placement mechanisms, and (iv) monitoring and evaluation, supporting systematic collection and analysis of data about skills development, including employer feedback regarding the quality of trainees (V) quality assurance of independent third-party providers etc.
The National Skill Development Policy 2009 mandates that NSDC will facilitate in partnership with industry sectors:
- Setting up Labor Market Information System (LMIS) to assist planning and delivery of training;
- Identification of skill development needs and preparing a catalogue of skill types in OS;
- Develop a sector skill development plan and maintain skill inventory;
- Developing skill competency standards and qualifications;
- Standardization of affiliation and accreditation process;
- Participation in affiliation, accreditation, standardization;
- Plan and execute training of trainers;
- Promotion of academies of excellence;
SSCs are national partnership organizations that bring together all the stakeholders – industry, labor, and the academia, for the common purpose of workforce development of particular industry sectors.
IT-ITeS SSC NASSCOM (SSC) aims to:
- Fulfil industry sector talent needs for quality and quantity to enable a sustainable pipeline that is industry ready
- Research labour market information and intelligence to provide industry with accurate real time inputs to assist in planning and delivery of training. Provide certification information and access to all stakeholders in this ecosystem, thus reducing skill gaps and shortages
- Develop a delivery mechanism for industry relevant training w.r.t. occupations identified in career paths
- Set up standards to bring global best practices in industry