About Us -


The Skill Development Department was established by the Government of Sikkim in September, 2015 vide Notification, No. 44/Home/2015 dated 21.09.2015. The Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) is the Minister-in-charge of the Department.

The Department was setup to evolve an appropriate skill development framework by creating opportunities for the youths of Sikkim especially for the dropouts and unemployed youths by providing various Industrial and skill development trainings for gainful job/wage employement & self employment.
The Department being under priority sector of the Government provides such opportunities of capacity buildings through craftsmenship training, apprenticeship training, livelihood training and trainings through DDUGKY, PMKVY among others.


To eradicate unemployment and to facilitate more employment to the individuals by making the youth skilful in such a way so that every youth gets employed and promote entrepreneurship.


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As per the Government of Sikkim (Allocation of Business) Rules, 2004-

  • Matters relating to Chief Ministers Self Employment Scheme
  • Matters relating to training and Schemes for the educated unemployed youth under Skill Development Scheme and Entrepreneurship.
  • Comprehensive Educational Loan Scheme to be implemented through SIDICO.
  • Coordination with all concerned for evolving an appropriate skill development framework, removal of disconnect between the demand for an supply of skilled manpower through vocational and technical training, skill up-gradation, building of new skills, innovative thinking and talent not only for the existing jobs but also the jobs that are to be created.
  • Coordination with organisations and institutes outside the State and abroad.
  • Mapping of existing skills and their certification.
  • Expansion of youth entrepreneurship education and capacity through forging strong partnership between educational institutions, business and other community organisations and set national standards for it.
  • Role of coordination relating to skill development
  • Doing market research and devising training curriculum in important sectors/
  • Industry-Institute linkage
  • Bring Public Private Partnership element in this activity-partnership with the Industry who need the skill manpower.
  • Work relating to Industrial Training Institute
  • Coordination with-
    - National Skill Development Corporation
    - National Skill Development Agency
    - National Skill Development Trust.


SDED, Head office
The Department is headed by the Secretary who is supported by Officers of the rank of Additional Secretary, Additional Director, Deputy Director, Under Secretary and Officer Superintendent along with Staff members.

1. Directorate of Craftsmanship Training Scheme &Employment (DCTSE) -

The DCTSE was constituted vide Notification, No. GOS/DL/R/10/10-11/62 dated :02/08/2010 and is now headed by a Director. It was created by the Government in 2010 which Scheme was introduced by the Government of India in 1950. There are three Government ITIs, one Sokaythang Hospitality Training Institute (SHTI) and one Apparel Training & Design Centre, Sokaythang (ATDC) . The main objective was to ensure a steady flow of skilled workers in different trades for the domestic industry, to raise the quality and quantity of industrial production by systematic training of workers and to reduce unemployment among the educated youths by equipping them for a suitable industrial employment.>br> The Institute is presently imparting training in Craftsmanship Training Scheme (CTS) in fourteen number of trades at Government ITI, Rangpo, seven in Government ITI, Namchi and six trades at Government ITI, Gyalshing and among these 24 trades are affiliated under National Council of Vocational Training(NCVT) and 3 trades are running under State Council for Vocational Training (SCVT).

i. Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC)
ATDC which is a registered society under the Society’s Registration Act 1860 at New Delhi promoted by the Apparel Export Promotion Council (Sponsored by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India) was established at SDED’s premises Sokaythang on 21st December 2015 under Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the aim to impart training to the unemployed youths of Sikkim so as to earn their livelihood. It imparts trainings on –

  • Sewing Machine Operator
  • Sampling Coordinator/ GCT and
  • Production Supervisor Sewing

ii. Sokaythang Hospitality Training Institute (SHTI)

Model Career Centre's for Sikkim are institutionalized Model Career Counseling Centers which have been set up for three districts of Sikkim at SDED, Sokaythang, SICB, Karfectar and Dentam Livelihood School under central funding to provide a streamlined process for mobilization, counseling and career guidance as per the guidelines of Directorate General ofEmployment and Training (DGE&T), Government of India.

Each centre is fully equippedwith computers, furniture, Q-machine, Projectors, TV, group and individualcounselling rooms, sound systems, standees, electrification and other akin asper the guidelines of DGE&T, Government of India.