Skill Development Initiative (SDI) was implemented by Ministry of Labour and Employment. The schem was launched with a main objective to provide vocational training to school dropouts, existing workers, ITI graduates, etc. It also aims to improve their employability by optimally utilising the infrastructure available in Government, Private Institutions and Industry. Existing skills of the persons can also be tested and certified under this scheme.

Skill Development Initiative is a 100% centrally sponsored demand driven short term training courses. The scheme was based on ‘Modular Employable Skills’ decided in consultation with industry.


  • School dropouts
  • Existing workers
  • ITI graduates

How to apply?

The interest candidates can approach the VTPs in their locality to apply. VTPs provides assistance in getting trained in the selected module. VTP will arrange for their assessment byany one of the Assessing Bodies selected by RDAT.

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