ICT Skills Development Society was formed in March, 2014. The skills development idea is likely to support the employment creation, economic growth and social development process.

ICTSDS involves Co-Proposers from Department of IT, BT and S & T, SSC-NASSCOM and Dept. of Electronics & Information Technology (DietY) Govt. of India.

Why is Skill development important?

India is among the “young” countries in the world, with the proportion of the work force in the age group of 15-59 years, growing steadily. However, present status shows only 2%of the total employees in India have undergone skills development training; India can become the worldwide sourcing hub for the skilled employees.

Skills and knowledge are the motivating force of the financial growth and community development of any country. They have become even more important given the increasing pace of globalisation and technological changes provide both challenges that are taking place in the world.

Skill building can be viewed as a device to improve the efficacy and contribution of labour to overall production. It is an important ingredient to push the production possibility front line outward and to take growth rate of the economy to a higher route. Skill building could also be seen as an instrument to empower the individual and improve their social acceptance.