The Madhya Pradesh Skills Development Project (MPSDP) aims to equip the men and women of the state with advanced-level skills to meet emerging demands in the priority manufacturing and service industries, as well as with advanced agricultural skills. To this end, the project will help Government of Madhya Pradesh (GoMP) transform the state’s TVET system to build quality skilling opportunities. It will support the establishment of a new Global Skills Park (GSP) to impart advanced job-ready skills training of international standards. It will also modernize 10 ITIs across 10 divisions of the state by upgrading training facilities and skills programs to deliver quality, industry-relevant training. MPSDP has a financial plan of USD 240 million comprising of a loan of USD 150 million from Asian Development Bank and USD 90 million from Government of Madhya Pradesh. Unique features of the project are as follows:
  • Establishment of a new flagship Global Skills Park in Bhopal with training and other facilities of international standards. The GSP campus is envisaged to be “aspirational” for the youth of Madhya Pradesh to re-brand the TVET image and encourage their acquisition of technical skills for higher-wage jobs. The GSP will consist of core advanced training institutes—the Center for Occupational Skills Acquisition and the Center for Advanced Agricultural Training—and TVET support services such as entrepreneurship development, training of trainers, and skill-related research.

  • Modernisation of 10 divisional level ITIs in Madhya Pradesh by upgrading and renovating their infrastructure and offer industry relevant skills of national standards. The upgraded 10 ITIs will also serve as resource centers for other ITIs across the divisions to extend the benefits of improved facilities and TVET support, such as training of trainers, industry-cooperated training, and career guidance services.

  • Expanding reach of advanced training in 10 ITIs and GSP especially to women, socially disadvantaged groups, and physically challenged youth thereby improving their employment opportunities. Women hostels, barrier free designs, extensive mobilization, career counselling, placement services are some of the activities that would be undertaken through the project.

  • Strengthening capacity of executing and implementing agencies, such as GSP Society, Directorate of Skill Development and ITIs to ensure effective implementation of project activities and their sustainability.