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SKILL GAP STUDY

SKILL GAP STUDY

Context

A Skill Gap Study was done in 21 coastal districts to estimate the district-wise skilling requirements of the workforce, current skill training capacity and giving suggestions to address the skill gaps.

  • Special focus was given on the Ports and Maritime Sector.

About the Study:

  • In Andhra Pradesh, study was done in Visakhapatnam and East Godavari Districts.
  • Study distinguished gaps between total demand and supply of skilled manpower in sectors including logistics, tourism, construction and manufacturing.
  • Alongside different sectors, jobs roles in ports and maritime sectors which are in high demand were identified in port operations, offshore operations, ship building and repairs and fisheries.
  • Further, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) for the DDU-GKY Sagarmala convergence programme in May, 2017.
  • MoPSW is funding skill development under Sagarmala-DDU-GKY Convergence programme to enable skilling of coastal populations.
  • Visakhapatnam Port Trust has been identified by MoPSW for setting up of MSDC.
  • The operating and management partner has been selected. The building at Visakhapatnam Port Trust has been handed over to an operating partner.

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