The world is currently facing a shortage of 7.2 million healthcare professionals, which is estimated to grow up to 12.9 million by 2035, says a joint report by WHO & Global Health Workforce Alliance. The 2013 report, A Universal Truth: No Health Without a Workforce, further points at India’s dismal density of 15.2 skilled health professionals per 10,000 populations (way below the global threshold of 22.8). This is alarming, owing to its direct bearing on India’s commitment to Universal Health Coverage.
To address this gap and contribute towards the Central Government’s flagship Skill India Mission, HLFPPT has initiated Skill Development Programme. It aims at: Developing a cadre of skilled human resources through quality training; and offering sustainable livelihood options to the youth.
Since its inception in 2015, the program has successfully trained students in various courses across 14 states (UP, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Mizoram, and Chhattisgarh) through skill centers pan India.
The program has received affiliation from different Sector Skill Council (SSC) and has also associated with following Ministries/ Departments:
· Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)
· Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE)
· Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA)
· National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) – Kerala & Andra Pradesh
· Ministry of Rural Development (MORD), GoI
· Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research and Training Institute (BARTI)- Maharashtra
· Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDUGKY) – Orissa, Kerala, Rajasthan & Bihar
· Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) – Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Mizoram, Bihar, Assam & Kerala.
· Rajasthan State Livelihood Development Corporation (RSLDC)
· Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Mission (UPSDM)
· Himachal Pradesh Kaushal Vikas Nigam (HPKVN)
· Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Cooperation (APSSDC)
· Jharkhand Skill Development Mission (JSDM)
· Kudumbashree, Kerala
· Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development Mission (MPSSDM)
· Additional Skill Acquisition Programme, Kerala (ASAP)
· Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE)
· National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC)
· National Handicapped Finance & Development Corporation (NHFDC)
· Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna Gramin (PMAY-G)- Chhatissgarh
· Domain Skilling, Jail Inmates – Bihar
· Kushal Yuva Program(KYP), Bihar Skill Development Mission(BSDM)
· Construction Skill Development Council of India (CSDCI)
· Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society
· Odisha Skill Development Authority
· DDU- SIRD, Uttar Pradesh
· National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO)
· National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS)
· National Backward Class Finance and Development Corporation (NBCFDC)
To start with, Skill Development Team conducts student mobilisation activities in schools and colleges through presentations & posters and in villages & local communities through mobilisation vans, pamphlet distribution, community meetings, etc. The team further works with Village Pradhan, frontline workers (like ASHAs and AWWs) to mobilise prospective students. Minimum qualification required for undertaking these courses is higher secondary.
Once selected, students are trained in batches of 30 and course duration varies from 3 months to 1 year with on the job training. Post training, students are assessed by concerned Sector Skill Council. HLFPPT facilitates placements for successfully assessed students at public and private health facilities.