Latest News | 75,000 workers in NDMC jurisdiction will be qualified

New Delhi, Aug 5 (PTI) The government on Friday announced the launch of an initiative in association with the New Delhi City Council (NDMC) to improve the skills of 75,000 people aged 18-45.

Training began on Friday with the aim of upgrading 25,000 workers in the first phase, according to an official statement.

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The program will be implemented by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and will be funded by NDMC and SANKALP, a World Bank project under the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship.

“The project aims to certify them to increase their relevance in the volatile job market and encourage them to contribute to nation building,” the statement said.

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Beneficiaries of NDMC jurisdiction will be skilled in multiple trades in construction, electrical, plumbing, pottery, etc. This will not only expose them to digital literacy and entrepreneurial opportunities, but also improve them in their technical skills, the statement said.

During the training, the trainees will also benefit from accident insurance for two years, he added.

Vinai Kumar Saxena, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, said there is an urgent need to uplift artisans and workers to increase their relevance in the volatile labor market and all stakeholders should come together to fulfill this mission.

Ved Mani Tiwari, Chief Operating Officer and Official CEO of NSDC, said, “We are committed to standardizing skills and bringing them into the organized sector under recognition and certification.

RPL or Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), which is a component of Skill India’s flagship PMKVY program, is an assessment process aimed at assessing a person’s existing skills, knowledge and experience acquired through learning formal, non-formal or informal.

The process helps align the skills of the country’s unregulated workforce with the National Standard Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) to improve employability opportunities and reduce the skills gap.

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Thelma J. Longworth