Telangana State Skill Mission (TSSM)

Telangana government formulates policy to provide more jobs for youth

Government of Telangana proposes to launch Telangana State Skill Mission program to skill 5 lakh unemployed youth and the students coming out of the educational institutions before 2019 an Apex Body Telangana State Skill Council (TSSC) under the Chairmanship of the Hon'ble Chief Minister to give policy direction to the Mission; and TELANGANA STATE SKILL MISSION (TSSM) to implement the program under the direction of Apex Body will shortly be in place.

TSSM shall be registered as a society under the Societies Act and shall be reporting directly to the Chairman of the TSSC. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Skill India Mission on 15th July 2015, on World Skill Day. While launching the Mission he said, it is aimed at providing vocational training to youth across the country. Prime Minister said "If China is like a 'manufacturing factory of the world, India should become the 'human resource capital' of world. That should be ever target and we should lay emphasis on that. The world needs skilled people. There is a huge job market. We must map the needs and train our youth accordingly".

Estimating that the state will require approximately 50.9 lakh persons by 2022, the state government is preparing a policy for skill development and to train youths for the jobs.

As part of the proposed skill development policy and skill mission, the state government is planning to launch short-term, market-relevant courses for college students, apprenticeships, establishment of placement and tracking cell.

As per the contents in the draft policy, the government has proposed formation of six sectoral pillars for skill development. 
  • Agriculture and Allied sectors
  • Manufacturing and Textile 
  • Pharma and Life sciences
  • Construction Works
  • TASK for IT 
  • Tourism and Hospitality.
Of the six proposed pillars, the state government has already launched National Academy of Construction (NAC) and Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) for the IT sector. 

The remaining four sectoral pillars for training the youth will be launched as part of the skill development policy, official sources said.

These sectoral pillars will be responsible for implementation and operationalisation of the skill programmes like designing course structures and developing curriculum. It was proposed that the industry should be incentivised to set up training institutions in private public partnership mode in industry clusters.

A governing council will be constituted under the chief minister’s leadership to review the mission.

Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) for the IT sector
Government to rope in IT companies to impart employable skills by the time students complete their course

Identifying the fact that most of the engineering graduates lack readily employable skills, the government of Telangana has decided to set up Telangana Academy of Skill and Knowledge (TASK) to impart skills during their course period itself, with the help of IT companies.

Under TASK, the IT companies would be requested to impart employable skills by selecting some students each as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR). The idea is to make the engineering graduates readily employable by the time they complete the four-year academic course.

State Street Americas oldest financial institution that was setup in 1792 with annual turnover of $10 billion, issued offer letters to over 150 people through TASK (Telangana Academy of Skills & Knowledge).

With the aim to bring computer science education to 2,000 students and 150 faculty members over the next three years, Oracle Academy on Wednesday signed an agreement with the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK). 

Telangana teams up with Salesforce for skill development

The Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) and the Cambridge English Language Assessment (part of the University of Cambridge) have joined hands to provide help to the students from the state in enhancing their language and communication skills.

Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) has collaborated with SAP India Education to offer courses designed with the vision of up-skilling the youth of Telangana to promote professional expertise in the latest trendsetting applications.

Electronics major Samsung and Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) strengthened their collaboration by announcing plans for the establishment of Samsung’s Tizen academy which would offer a skill development course for engineering graduates on Tizen operating system.

Telangana Academy of Skills and Knowledge (TASK), a non-profit organisation set up by the Government of Telangana, has teamed up with TalentSprint for digital skill development.
As part of the partnership, TalentSprint and TASK will jointly focus on using digital skill development strategies to enhance the standing of Telangana as one of the destinations for talent acquisition.
The new initiatives by TASK will boost the dynamic and evolving IT industry and help increase the job prospects of talented, deserving youngsters in Telangana. This will give an overall impetus to the industry at large,” said K.T. Rama Rao, IT Minister.