Ludhiana : The Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC) has launched a major effort towards upskilling and reskilling of workforce employed in rubber industries.
The training is being currently provided under the Pradhan Mantri Kausal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) of the Central Government.
The RSDC, a sector skill council for the rubber sector set up by the All-India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) and Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association (ATMA) in collaboration with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), is focusing on skill development and training needs of the rubber sector.
Under the ongoing exercise, over 8,000 candidates will be assessed, trained and certified under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a platform to ensure informal learning or learning at the work place gets equal recognition and certification as the formal levels of education.
The job roles for which candidates will be certified include junior rubber technician, mill operator, compression moulding operator and material handling and storage operator.
“This project will benefit the industry, where they will be able to match the skills of their workforce and deploy them efficiently. At the same time, the work force will have an incentive to bridge their skill gaps and be recognised for the skills that they possess,” said Meghna Mishra, Chief Executive Officer, RSDC.
The project implementation agency (PIA), Mentor Skills India LLP, has been mandated to provide skill gap training as per the RSDC guidelines. After the training, the candidates will be assessed by independent assessors and certification will be done by the RSDC.
Prominent names that have enrolled for the RPL project in Punjab include Metro Tyres, Ludhiana; Govind Rubber Ltd., Ludhiana; Ralson India Ltd., Ludhiana; and Speedways Tyre Ltd., Jalandhar.
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