Last Updated : 17-11-2022

Sector Skill Councils (SSC)

Sector Skill Councils are set up as autonomous industry-led bodies by NSDC. They create Occupational Standards and Qualification bodies, develop competency framework, conduct Train the Trainer Programs, conduct skill gap studies and Assess and Certify trainees on the curriculum aligned to National Occupational Standards developed by them.

There are currently 37 Sector Skill Councils are operational. There are over 600 Corporate Representatives in the Governing Councils of these SSCs.

The Ministry has been actively engaging with these SSCs. 

  • Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship under the Chairmanship of the Hon'ble MoS (I/C) held meetings with all the Sector Skill Council (SSC) in the month of January, 2018 to integrate them into the National Agenda on Skilling.
  • The Ministry also organized meetings at the Joint Secretary level with the line Ministries of Sector Skill Councils like Food Processing, Healthcare, Agriculture, IT/ITeS, Telecom, Retails etc. to align the activities of the SSC completely with these Ministries.
  • The Ministry, along with NSDC and Sector Skill Councils, organized sectoral workshops on Apprenticeship.
  • The Ministry has issued a notification that enables SSCs to join the list of non-statutory bodies which issue nationally recognised skills certificates.

Contact Details of SSCs