Skill India launches RPL scheme to upskill 75,000 workers in NDMC jurisdiction
The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the strategic implementation and knowledge partner of the Department of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), has launched a project to recognize the prior skills of 75,000 people aged 18 to 45 years old. The project aims to perfect them in association with the New Delhi City Council (NDMC). Also, it aims to certify candidates to increase their relevance in the job market and encourage them to contribute to nation building.
According to an official statement, the initiative will be funded by NDMC and SANKALP (World Bank project under MSDE) and implemented by NSDC. “Training started today with the aim of upgrading 25,000 workers in the first phase,” he added.
Additionally, he said the workers will be skilled in several trades including construction, electrical, plumbing and pottery. “This will not only expose them to digital literacy and entrepreneurial opportunities, but will also hone them in their technical skills. During the training, trainees will also receive an additional accident insurance benefit for two years,” a- he specified.
According to officials, the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/Skills Upgrading program will be implemented in three phases through the Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) and their training providers. In addition, there will be two modes of implementation – RPL through camps, where industrial and traditional clusters will be targeted and RPL on employer premises which will be pursued in partnership with industries and employers for orientation and training at the employer site, he added. .
According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vinai Kumar Saxena, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, “there is an urgent need to uplift artisans and workers to increase their relevance in the unstable job market and all stakeholders must come together to fulfill this mission. Delhi being the national capital has always been the melting pot of people from different rungs of society and NDMC has been one of the torch bearers working to improve the quality of life of the workers.
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