Skill Sector Development Program (SSDP) – Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training – Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training
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Skills Development & Vocational Education Sector

State Ministry of Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research & Innovations
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Skill Sector Development Program (SSDP)

The Sector Skills Development Programme (SSDP) is a mega initiative in the skills development sector with the support of development partners as the successor of the Technical Education Development Project (TEDP) supported by Asian Development Bank (ADB). This programme is being executed by the Sector Skills Development Division (SSDD) under the purview of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development (MYASD){Currrently Ministry of Skills Development & Vocational Training (MSDVT)} for a period of seven years commencing from 2014 onwards. The speciality of this programme is result based funding with help of disbursement linked indicators.

The major objective of this programme is to build an efficient skills development system to meet the demands of local as well as foreign labour markets with the support of ADB and World Bank along with other development partners. Hence, the overall objective of this programme is to provide constructive platform for better alignment and coordination of assistance in the TVET sector. Thus, all development partners enable to align their ongoing programmes with this national requirement and channel their future initiatives through SSDP by closely cooperating with SSDD. Accordingly, the SSDP has been formulated to bring its overarching outcome that implant a efficient skills education system in the country by 2020 by achieving five specific objectives such as improving quality, access, relevance, supportive policies, system and structure for skills training.

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