Container School: Environmental and Other Benefits

Container School: Environmental and Other Benefits

Question: India’s first container school was launched last month. How does this initiative promote environmental interests and what are its other benefits?

- This unique initiative has the potential to transform the skill landscape of India

- Container Skill Centres are an innovative method for training and skilling people

- Container classrooms save time and money

- They are perfect for training persons in the field of supply chain and logistics

- Model can be easily duplicated in any part of India

- Community outreach initiative would enable the government to provide high quality skilled training even in remote areas of India

- The professional look and design of the container schools has a professional look and feel.

- These container schools provide an ability to carry out training at a location where skilling is required

- With the availability of land and electricity connections, this innovation brings down the cost and effort required for constructing infrastructure for meeting education and skilling needs in India

- Use of recycled containers also makes this an environment friendly initiative

- It eliminates the need for high cost infrastructure

- Flexible and scalable model for replication and for teaching the rural youth

- Residential facility for students and professionally designed containers along with NSDC accredited course

Facts and Stats

- India’s First Container school was launched on 15th July 2015 at VIgyan Bhawan

- A Skill Development Centre was also made out of recycled containers at Rajaji Marh

- This innovation was been undertaken under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana launched by MSDE and NSDC
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