The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has directed its affiliated schools to launch skill hubs on campus under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 4.0.
The PMKVY 4.0 scheme is a flagship initiative of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) that aims to train 40 million people in new-age skills by 2026. The scheme offers demand-driven and industry-linked skill courses in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, construction, IT, and healthcare.
Under the PMKVY 4.0 skill hubs initiative, CBSE schools will be able to offer skill training to their students, as well as to the community at large. The schools will be provided with financial assistance from the MSDE to set up and operate the skill hubs.
The CBSE has asked schools to identify suitable locations on their campuses for the skill hubs. The schools will also need to develop a plan for the courses they will offer and the infrastructure they will need.
The CBSE has also asked schools to partner with local industries and training providers to ensure that the skill training they offer is relevant to the needs of the job market.
The launch of PMKVY 4.0 skill hubs in CBSE schools is a welcome move. It will provide students with the opportunity to learn new skills and make them more employable. It will also help to bridge the skills gap in the country.
The CBSE has asked schools to submit their proposals for setting up PMKVY 4.0 skill hubs by October 31, 2023. The schools that are selected will be able to start offering skill training courses from the academic year 2023-24.