Technology advances with transformative changes such as globalization and disruptive business models shall have important implications in the world of work and associated skills in the near future. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has taken a keen interest in aligning the learning methodologies as per new emerging skills and job requirements. The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) established its Future of Work initiative after a preliminary study to identify the potential and risks of automation within the STT ecosystem that NSDC has enabled. NSDC is continually facilitating the development of cross-functional Qualification Packs and National Occupational Standards in association with IT-ITeS Sector Skill Council (NASSCOM) across nine emerging technologies influencing the Future of Work in India, namely Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation, Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, and Social and Mobile Applications.

The following new trades were introduced in the year 2018 to keep pace with Technological innovations under the Craftsmen Training Scheme being implemented through Industrial Training Institutes:-

  1. Geo Informatics Assistant
  2. Aeronautical Structure and Equipment Fitter
  3. Additive Manufacturing Technician (3D Printing)
  4. Remotely Piloted Aircraft / Drone Pilot
  5. Electrician Power Distribution
  6. Technician Mechatronics
  7. Solar Technician (Electrical)
  8. Internet of Things (Smart Agriculture)
  9. Internet of Things (Smart Healthcare)
  10. Internet of Things (Smart City)
  11. Smartphone Technician cum App Tester

This information was given by the Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Raj Kumar Singh in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Date: June 21, 2019