The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC), operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Labour, Human Resource Development & Training, was set up as a corporate body in November 2003 as per the HRD Act 2003.
The setting up of the HRDC was inspired by recommendations of a report on National Integrated Training Strategy, prepared by an International Labour Organisation (ILO) consultant, whereby the need for an apex body that would guide and provide the necessary thrust for human resource development in Mauritius was felt.
HRDC has been vested with the responsibility to look after and promote the development of the labour force in Mauritius in line with the requirements of a fast growing economy.
The objectives of the HRDC are to -
(a) Promote human resource development in line with national economic and social objectives;
(b) Stimulate a culture of training and lifelong learning at the individual, organisational and national levels for employability and increasing productivity; and
(c) Provide the necessary human resource thrust for successful transformation of the economy of the country into a Knowledge Economy.