RFP invited for Skill Gap Study and Impact Evaluation in Kerala

KASE, the State Skill Development Mission invites response to this Request for Proposal (RFP) document from the interested and eligible bidders for conducting ‘Skill Gap Study and Impact Evaluation of Existing Short Term Skill Training Programmes in Kerala State” in accordance with the conditions and manner prescribed in this RFP document through e-tender process at www.etenders.kerala.gov.in.

Objective of RFP:

Disruption in various industries and technological advancements has made many jobs obsolete over the years. The emergence of automation, artificial intelligence, robotics, generative AI and other transformative technologies has disrupted traditional work practices and resulted in job displacement. Hence, it is crucial to identify skill gaps and develop new job roles to adapt to these changes in the job market. Consumer preferences and market demands constantly evolve. Disruptions often result in job losses, which can lead to unemployment or underemployment. Identifying skill gaps allows for targeted training programs and reskilling initiatives to bridge the gap and help displaced workers transition into new, in-demand job roles.

It is necessary to determine the demand and supply gap in the skilling sector across different districts of Kerala in order to undertake market-relevant skilling activities, policy implementation, and launch new Projects within the State. In the state of Kerala, it is also necessary to forecast the predicted sectoral demand for jobs in the primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors over the next five years.

Impact evaluation study intends to identify areas that need improvement or corrective action, and to highlight excellent practices that may be replicated or scaled up. It also aims to ascertain the success of short-term skill development courses in attaining their desired results.

Impact evaluation sheds light on the advantages and disadvantages of current skill development programmes. It assists in discovering areas that need improvement, such as in the development of curricula, instructional techniques, assessment procedures, or infrastructure. It is possible to improve the quality and effectiveness of the courses and ensure that they satisfy the changing demands of the labour market by recognising these problem areas. The adoption of evidence-based practices and the overall enhancement of the skill development ecosystem can both be facilitated by learning from successful efforts.

In view of this, KASE invites detailed proposal from eligible entities to undertake the study titled “Skill Gap Study and Impact Evaluation of Existing Short Term Skill training programmes in Kerala State”. KASE proposes to conduct skill gap and impact evaluation study in all fourteen (14) districts of Kerala namely, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod. Interested Bidders may submit a single proposal for all the Fourteen (14) Districts.

Scope of Work:

The impact evaluation study includes a beneficiary survey to understand the impact of short-term skill development programs that have been implemented in Kerala over the past five years. Based on this survey, the best practices and challenges will be identified. The study will propose models that can be adopted by the state to provide gainful employment to candidates. The study would also come out with recommendations which have to be specific and actionable.

The skill gap study and the evaluation of existing short term skill training programmes shall use primary research methods such as surveys, interviews, focused group discussions, observations etc. Secondary research methods will be used when primary research methods are not feasible. It is proposed to conduct a grass root level survey with ample sample size. It is also recommended to include testimonials, findings, case studies etc. to be as part of the study.

The Specific Areas of Study.

  • Demographic and Socioeconomic Profiling
  • Assessing Demand
  • Methodology
  • Sample Selection
  • Sectoral Focus
  • Aspiration Mapping
  • Skill Set Mapping
  • Stakeholders
  • Emerging Sectors
  • New Initiatives
  • Skill Up gradation needs
  • NSQF and RPL
  • Inclusion
  • Information Dissemination
  • Estimate the current and future Skill Gap
  • Identifying the existing infrastructure
  • Unorganised sectors & Startups
  • Suggestion on suitable interventions from the part of SSDM to address the skill gap
  • Traditional sectors
  • Industry Profiling
  • Effectiveness of industry engagements
  • Industry feedback
  • Sector Specific and job role specific in 38 sectors namely:
    • Agriculture
    • Automotive
    • Green Jobs
    • Management
    • Rubber
    • IT/ITES
    • Apparel
    • Leather
    • Plumbing
    • Mining
    • Retail
    • Logistics
    • BFSI
    • Capital Goods
    • Handicraft
    • Media & Entertainment
    • Domestic Workers
    • Beauty Wellness
    • Furniture Fittings
    • Chemicals & Petrochemicals
    • Electronics & Hardware
    • Tourism and Hospitality
    • Textiles and Handlooms
    • Aviation Aerospace
    • Infrastructure Equipment
    • Hydrocarbon
    • Food Processing
    • Gems & Jewelry
    • Iron & Steel
    • Oil & Gas
    • Light Engineering
    • Telecom
    • Health Care
    • Power
    • Sports
    • Painting
    • Construction
    • Life science
  • Impact Evaluation
  • Short Term Skill ecosystem
  • Expected Analysis and Recommendations

Mode of Submission: ONLINE

Last Date for Submission: 11 December 2023, 03:00 PM IST