The Prime Minister launched the Skill India mission on 15 July 2015 to mark the World Youth Skills Day. This mission highlights the urgent need in India to create jobs for youth. Source: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=123296 ; http://www.narendramodi.in/pm-s-remarks-at-the-launch-of-skill-india–206106 ; Concerned ministry: http://www.skilldevelopment.gov.in/
Venture Center supports the Skill India mission as follows:
- Venture Center is actively engaged in training and skill development in domains such as entrepreneurship, innovation and scientific techniques. It primarily trains young people in entrepreneurship and innovation via one-to-one mentoring. It also organizes a large number of talks, training programs and workshops.
- Key areas of training are:
- Entrepreneurship and venture development
- Intellectual property
- Technology commercialization and innovation management
- Sophisticated scientific and analytical techniques
- Product design, development and translation
- Venture Center is one of the most vibrant and active incubator environments in India (Venture Center ran 130+ events in FY 2014-15).
- Venture Center’s incubatee companies such as Swayam Shikshan Prayog and Villagineer promote grass root entrepreneurship by women entrepreneurs and rural entrepreneurs respectively.