Government of India has a target to prepare the 50 million technically trained manpower in the 11th Five Year Plan under National Policy on Skill Development by the year 2022. To meet this goal, the state government's role is vital. To meet national skills development policy objectives at the national level headed by the Prime Minister in the National Skill Development Council has been established as the apex institution and has been registered as the non - profit company to promote skills development under the supevision of Vice Chairman of Planning Commission of the National Skill Development Corporation. To implement the scheme successfully in state Madhya Pradesh Govt. has established a separate Department named as Madhya Pradesh Council of Vocational Education and Training under Technical Education and Training Department of GoMP. Apart from the dept of Technical Education and Training, 25 other department are participating from govt. of Madhya Pradesh in which Dept. of Science and Technology is one of them and MPCST is implementing scheme on behalf of S&T Department.
- To promote skill development
- Organize training programmes in different disciples of science.