Sector Skill Council

NEWSLETTER
Edition No 12/October 2013
Sector Skill Council

NEWSLETTER
Edition No 12/October 2013

Star Scheme – An Update
This edition covers the Star assessme...
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Status of Assessment Agencies
Assessment being one of the mos...
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Agriculture Skill Council of India
Participation in Global Ag...
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Successful completion of Pilot Training Programs
The training...
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Star Assessments Upda...
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The Healthcare Sector Skill C...
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Rubber Skill Development Council
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  1. 1. Sector Skill Council NEWSLETTER Edition No 12/October 2013
  2. 2. Sector Skill Council NEWSLETTER Edition No 12/October 2013 Star Scheme – An Update This edition covers the Star assessments that has been rolled out successfully after the launch of STAR scheme on 16 August 2013. The assessments have started in full swing and at present 164 job roles across 17 Sector Skill Councils have been proposed. NSDC is making an earnest effort to increase the number of Assessment agencies while ensuring that there is no compromise on its quality. NSDC STAR team is working proficiently and visiting the Assessment sites to overlook the rigour and process adherence. At present, 149 training organizations (NSDC affiliated partners, Government affiliated partners and others), along with 11 Assessment agencies have been affiliated with various Sector Skill Councils. 7323 trainees have been enrolled already, out of which 464 candidates have been assessed. Assessment results of 390 candidates have been received till date, out of which 293 have cleared the assessment. The pass percentage varies from 63% to 94% across various courses. 02
  3. 3. Sector Skill Council NEWSLETTER Edition No 12/October 2013 Status of Assessment Agencies Assessment being one of the most crucial parts of the overall student life cycle in the S.T.A.R. scheme, NSDC has tried to create a model of outcome based assessments which evaluates a student on the performance. NSDC is also in touch with the CEOs of the SSCs to ramp up the number of Assessment agencies as the volume of Assessments goes up. Already affiliated 11 Assessment Agencies (3 are part of DGET list of 35 agencies) No of Assessors 118 Pipeline of Assessors 18 (in next 30 days) Assessment Findings Generic Issues- Briefing of participating candidates and trainers about the benefits of the STAR Scheme could have been more coherent. Benefits about the monetary rewards and training on National Occupational standards and its benefits were not shared clearly with the candidates. This lead to ambiguity amongst students and trainers. Assessor Related Issues - Most assessors were not trained and certified by the Sector Skill Councils. Assessors were not briefed about the STAR scheme and its benefits. The process of assessment amongst most assessors was not clearly communicated by the SSCs. Technology Issues - In smaller regions and in hard sectors like Agriculture and Leather, the candidates were not digitally literate. This posed as a challenge where the assessment were captured using a tablet/technology. In some cases where the tablets/technology was linked to the internet, the speed of the internet slowed the process of assessments. Language Issues- In some cases the assessment exams were only in English and not in the local language. This posed as a challenge where the job role does not require fluency in English. Participating SSC's and assessment agencies 03
  4. 4. Sector Skill Council NEWSLETTER Edition No 12/October 2013 Agriculture Skill Council of India Participation in Global Agri Connect-2013 Evolving Skill Dimensions: The Lever to Agriculture Growth Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) participated in 3rd Global Agri Connect 2013, organized by National Skill Foundation of India, at IARI Campus, PUSA Road Delhi from 25 to 27 October, 2013. It focuses on drivers of change, new ideas, innovations and success stories in the field of skill development not only in India but across the globe. ASCI participated in the annual agriculture advocacy event with a focus on generating awareness on potential opportunities in the Skill Development space in Agriculture. This was done through generation of awareness about the crucial role of the same in sustaining lives and livelihood of farmers. It was widely appreciated and acknowledged by many dignitaries from reputed organizations, professors, students who visited the ASCI stall. Apart from numerous other activities many farmers from different parts of the country visited and expressed interest while welcoming this new concept of Agri Skilling. During the conference Dr. N K Dadlani and Mr. Kris Iyengar, Members of Governing Council, Agriculture Skill Council of India, made presentations on 'Agriculture Skill Council of India: On the Road to Agriculture Growth with a Dynamic Agenda' and 'Industry Participation in Skilling for Modern Agriculture' respectively and the same was very well received and appreciated by the audience. ASCI Stall at Agri Connect-2013 From left Ms. Priyanka Prakash (Manager, ASCI), Dr. Satender Singh Arya,Chief Executive Officer (ASCI), Mr. Manzood Alam, Sr. Manager (ASCI), Mr. Rituraj Ranjan, Finance Manager(IOT),ASCI A knowledge report on Agriculture skilling was also brought out during the event providing information related to the latest developments and activities in the field of Agri Skilling and highlighting the critical need of the same. People appreciated the fact that such kind of structured training is taking place in the Agriculture Sector, driven by Agriculture Skill Council of India for the first time in India. Dr. N K Dadlani, Member of Governing Council, Agriculture Skill Council of India delivering a presentation on 'Agriculture Skill Council of India: On the Road to Agriculture Growth with a Dynamic Agenda' 05 Mr. Kris Iyengar, Member of Governing Council, ASCI, delivering a presentation on'Industry Participation in Skilling for Modern Agriculture'
  5. 5. Sector Skill Council NEWSLETTER Edition No 12/October 2013 Successful completion of Pilot Training Programs The trainings under the National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward scheme, also branded as 'STAR' is in full swing. The trainings under the scheme are happening in accordance to the National Occupational Standards, for different job roles in the agriculture sector developed by Agriculture Skill Council of India(ASCI). The pilot batches have been successfully completed by IL&FS Skills and Drishtee for 'Tea Plantation Worker'and'Paddy Farmer' job roles. Tea Plantation Worker training started on 16 September 2013 with one batch of 35 farmers enrolled at West Tripura and Paddy Farmer training started on 23 September 2013 with 125 farmers both male and female enrolled at Munger district, Bihar. Training for Paddy Farmer was done in 4 batches at four different centers. Assessment of Tea Plantation Worker has been conducted by 'Aspiring Minds', the empanelled Assessment Agency of ASCI and assessment for Paddy Farmer has been conducted by 'Anant Learning & Development'. Trainees are being assessed on technical as well as overall domain knowledge, to ensure their work readiness. The main purpose of conducting the NOS aligned trainings and assessments, is to ensure the hands on skills for the resources.The successful trainees would be issued certificates from ASCI. Assessments undergoing at Training Centers Various training organizations are joining hands with ASCI in order to extend the benefit of the STAR scheme to maximum candidates with plans to offer trainings to the farmers, across various regions of the country, are also applying for affiliation with ASCI, to offer NOS aligned courses on Agriculture and Allied Sector. Aajeevika Skills and Sector Skill Councils Chairman of Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI), Mr. Sanjeev Asthana, delivered a presentation on 'Possible role of ASCI in Aajeevika Skills' in an event organized byMinistry of Rural Development(MoRD) for Ajeevika Skills at Vigyan Bhawan on 8 October2013. The purpose of the event was to align skill initiative under Ajeevika with sector skill council and to improve the quality of trainings at large. In this regard a meeting of SSC was held with the state government officials and PIAs of the Aajeevika programme run by the Mr. Basab Banerjee, NSDC Head Standards & Ministry of Rural Development. QA along with other dignitaries Mr. Jairam Ramesh,Hon. Minister of Rural Development (GOI), Mr. S Ramadorai, Chairman, NSDA & NSDC, Mr. L C Goyal, Secretary. Ministry of Rural Development attended the meeting and interacted with SSC Chairmen. It was agreed to align the Ajeevika programmes with National Occupational Standards and also that the SSCs would work to certify the trainees coming out of the system. Mr. Sanjeev Asthana, Chairman, ASCI delivering a presentation on 'Role of Agriculture Skill Council of India in Aajeevika Skill'. 06
  6. 6. Sector Skill Council NEWSLETTER Edition No 12/October 2013 Automotive Skills development Council Inaugration of Centres of ASDC Training Partners: Auto Zeal Institute was inaugurated at Gurgaon on 9 October 2013. Gurgaon centre will be offering two courses: Sales & Servicing Auto Zeal Institutebeing inaugurated Inauguration of University of Engineering & Management (UEM), Jaipur State Govt. officials, ITI's, Polytechnic Diploma Principals & Directors attended the inauguration ceremony. Mr. S. K. Chaturvedi graced the inauguration ceremony as chief guest at Jaipur NOS- QP's & Training Curriculum support Clarifications were offered to resolve queries related to the extent of practical training on CNC, Projection /Spot welding, Painting equipment etc.QP content is expected to be covered completely by Training Partners Centre evaluation: Centre evaluation done at Kuttukaran Institute, Cochin for 'Servicing'. 07
  7. 7. Sector Skill Council NEWSLETTER Edition No 12/October 2013 BFSI Sector Skill Council of India Star Assessments Update The BFSI Sector Skill council is a fairly new Council participating in the STAR scheme. The pilot batch of the BFSI Sector Skill Council was conducted at Gauthami College in Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh. The college was generous to give BSE Institute the space to conduct the training under the scheme and some candidates were also mobilized from the college. Assessments of the BFSI Sector Skill Council being conducted at Gauthami College in Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh. 08
  8. 8. Sector Skill Council NEWSLETTER Edition No 12/October 2013 Gems & Jewellery Skill Council of India Star Assessments Update The BFSI Sector Skill council is a fairly new Council participating in the STAR scheme. The pilot batch of the BFSI Sector Skill Council was conducted at Gauthami College in Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh. The college was generous to give BSE Institute the space to conduct the training under the scheme and some candidates were also mobilized from the college. Inauguration of the Jewellery Skilling Centre at the hands of Honourable FM, Mr. Dharmesh Sodah, CEO, GJSCI and Mr. Ruban Hobday, Regional Director, South India, GJEPC look on. On right - GJSCI CEO, Mr. Dharmesh Sodah explaining the set up to Honourable FM. On 5October 2013, IL&FS Skill Development Corporation, a GJSCI affiliated training partner launched a new training centre at Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu. Alagappa University is also associated with IL&FS for this course. The Centre was inaugurated by the Honourable Finance Minister of India Mr. P. Chidambaram. This center imparts training in 8 trades across different sectors like Retail, Welding, Garments,and Jewellery etc. The jewellery centre within the premises was inaugurated by the FM as well. The center aims to train the existing Karaikudi jewellery artisans in the skill of Metal Setting (Open Setting). GJEPC is the knowledge partner for this initiative and has mobilised the learners through the Karaikudi & Sivagangai Artisans Association. Mr. Ruban Hobday, regional chairman GJEPC also facilitated IL&FS with equipping the jewellery center with work benches and tools/equipment through the Goldsmiths Academy, Madurai. The Goldsmiths Academy Madurai will also be providing the trainers for this course. GJSCI officials are expecting to train a minimum of 120 learners through this facility by August 2014. The first batch comprises of 12 learners who will undergo the training for a period of 1 month. 09
  9. 9. Sector Skill Council NEWSLETTER Edition No 12/October 2013 Healthcare Sector Skill Council The Healthcare Sector Skill Council commenced the pilot batch under the STAR Scheme at the Life Supporters Institute of Health Sciences. The assessing body was Manipal City and Guilds who had appointed an assessor with 5+ years of experience in the domain. The assessor was both trained and certified with the Sector Skill Council on the qualification pack he was assessing the students on. Both the assessor and the assessing body had complete knowledge about the STAR scheme and the Qualification Packs and National Occupational Standards set by the Sector Skill Councils. The assessing body had the complete knowhow on reporting the assessments and the functionality of SDMS. The students underwent both practical and written examinations individually. The assessing body had a segment of role play where the student was subjected to various real world scenarios in a class room. Different candidates were given different sets of questions. Healthcare Sector Skill Council also got theirnineQualification Packs approved in the Qualification Registration Committee (QRC) meeting conducted on 17October 2013: • • • • • • • • • Dental Assistant Home Health Aide Dietician Assistant Pharmacy Assistant Medical Records and Health Information Technician Medical Equipment Technician Speech Audio Therapy Assistant Assistant Physiotherapist Frontline Health Worker (equivalent to ASHA) These Qualification Packs are uploaded on the NSDC website under public view for the feedback from the Industry. 10
  10. 10. Sector Skill Council NEWSLETTER Edition No 12/October 2013 Indian Plumbing Skills Council IPSC has initiateddiscussions with Govt.of Kerala to collaborate with them for skilling under their Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) and other schemes. A MoU to be signed with them is under discussion.Discussions are also underway with Commissioner of Employment & Training, Govt. of Gujarat for a MoU to implement STAR scheme and other training in the state. National Occupational Standards (NOS) - Out of total 30 job roles identified, 9 job roles with QPs have been received by NSDC. In the last QRC held on 13September 2013, total nine QP's were approved. STAR Scheme (Monetary Award Scheme): • Training Partners evaluated -23 • MoUs signed with 6 TP's. Assessment agencies being evaluated -2 • The first batch of 28 students has been registered. IT/ITES Sector Skill Council Launch of SSC NASSCOM's 4 IT-BPM Occupational Analysis Reports In order to strive and develop the right talent to drive its growth, NASSCOM Sector Skills Council (NASSCOM-SSC) introduced the Occupational Analysis (OS) Reports for the IT-BPM Industry on 30 October 2013. Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Government of India, Mr. Som Mittal, President, NASSCOM, Mr. R. Chandrasekaran, Vice Chairman Nasscom and Group Chief Executive, Cognizant Technology Solutions along with Mr. Basab Banerjee, NSDC, Head Standards & QA ) introducing the Occupational Analysis (OS) Reports in New Delhi. 11
  11. 11. Sector Skill Council NEWSLETTER Edition No 12/October 2013 Highlighting the importance of the reports, Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Government of India said, “India is at the cusp of a great opportunity and is entering an era of becoming the workhorse for the world. Reports like these are the first steps towards creating an understanding for the skills and behaviours required for the IT-BPM industry. The Government of India has set a target of skilling 500 million people by 2022; to be able to deliver this target, a structured approach involving all stakeholders is imperative. This is a starting point in the direction of imparting skills for the relevant jobs. These reports give us a clear understanding of the opportunities of the industry.” As per the National Skills Mission, 150 million professionals would need to be skilled by various Sector Skills Councils by 2022 to make them employable. The Indian IT–BPM Industry currently employs about 3 million people directly and about 9 million indirectly. While the Industry has the potential to provide 30 million employment opportunities by 2020, training individuals on courses that are well aligned to OS can lead upto – 50-60% increase in employability. The objective is to standardize and streamline the process, both for hiring as well as training and to facilitate the 'job readiness' scenario. Highlighting the facets of the Occupational Analysis Mr. Som Mittal, President, NASSCOM, said “The Occupational Analysis reports will encompass aspects of talent acquisition and transformation that will be positively impacted by standardization and globalization. These standards offer all stakeholders related to this industry, the clarity regarding the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary. The reports provide easily accessible standards and helps individuals and firms understand the requirements of a particular occupation.” Mr. Tharoor addressing during the event on 30 October 2013 in New Delhi 12
  12. 12. Sector Skill Council NEWSLETTER Edition No 12/October 2013 Retailers Association's Skill Council of India Star Scheme update James Raphael, Chief Operating Officer, Retailers Association's Skill Council of India (RASCI) said “It is a very commendable feat as this is the first RASCI batch in India to have a 100% passing result. Congratulations to all members who have enabled this – you have made history. We hope there will be many more batches with this kind of result, however this batch will always remain the first to have achieved it!” Coming to core training we follow a routine and we try to stick to it as far as possible. We train students six days a week, four hours per day in order to achieve the results we want. Imparting training is an art, because as a trainer it is important to understand the psychology of the students, their strengths and their weaknesses and it is his duty to work on it. The Assessment conducted by the Retail Sector Skill Council was oriented practically and it tested the knowledge of the students thoroughly. In the long run the trainees will not only get the exposure required to work for a particular industry but also to hang on to it. Because sticking to a job is as important as getting a job. All in all, NSDC has created an ecosystem where all the resources can be used to the best of our abilities. Activity Numbers Number of Trainees undergoing training 3712 Number of Trainees completed training 43 Number of Trainees assessed 43 Number of Trainees certified 34 Affiliations Numbers Total number of Affiliations with Training Partners 61 Affiliations with NSDC affiliated Training Partners 31 Affiliations with Government affiliated Training Partners Affiliations with non-NSDC and non-Government affiliated Training Partners 14 Affiliation with Assessment Agencies 1 Numbers added to SSC Pool of Registered Assessors 2 16 When 100% of Students Pass RASCI is the 1st Skill Council in India to generate STAR Scheme Certificates encrypted with the QR code.Besides this, RASCI signed off with 85 training partners with a reach of 2250 centres for Retail Skilling Total number of Affiliations with Training Partners 61 Affiliations with NSDC affiliated Training Partners 31 Affiliations with Government affiliated Training Partners Affiliations with non-NSDC and non-Government affiliated Training Partners Affiliation with Assessment Agencies Numbers added to SSC Pool of Registered Assessors 13 16 14 1 2
  13. 13. Sector Skill Council NEWSLETTER Edition No 12/October 2013 When 100% of Students Pass RASCI is the 1st Skill Council in India to generate STAR Scheme Certificates encrypted with the QR code.Besides this, RASCI signed off with 85 training partners with a reach of 2250 centres for Retail Skilling across India.RASCI collates supply side data from Retail Training Providers for PM's Monetary Award scheme. RASCI's Training Partner - Britti Prosikshan Pvt Ltd., Kolkata was the first Skilling batch in India to have a 100% passing in the Summative Assessments. A VET Outbound Mobility Program to study the fastest growing retail markets in the world was facilitated by the Retailers Association of India (RAI) & Retailers Association's Skill Council of India (RASCI) for a group of six Australian Retail Professionals from 22 - 31 October 2013. The study tour was a 10 day immersion program and is supported by the Australian Government's Outward Mobility grant, the participants' employers and First Impressions Resources - Australian Retail College. The agenda included meetings with HR Heads of Retail Organisations, opportunities to work with their Indian counterparts on the shop floor and discussions with unemployed youth being trained to enter the sector. Prisoomit Nayak, Head – Affiliations (Partners & Industry), Retailers Association's Skill Council of India (RASCI); Kumar Rajagopalan, CEO, Retailers Association of India (RAI); James Raphael, COO & Sr.VP, Retailers Association's Skill Council of India (RASCI); Australian Retail Professionals; Australian Retail Professionals & VET Exchange Co-ordinator. STAR Assessments The Retail Sector Skill Council has affiliated 42 training partners as of 9October2013. The pilot batch under the S.T.A.R. scheme was executed by Future sharp with 30 students in Kolkata. The students were well versed with the scheme and the training and assessments were conducted as per the process manual. 14
  14. 14. Sector Skill Council NEWSLETTER Edition No 12/October 2013 Rubber Skill Development Council National Occupational Standards (NR sub-sector) NOS Subcommittee comprising of 14 members has been constituted for identification of various Job Roles and preparation of occupational standards for NR Sector.The committee has completed the Functional mapping, Occupational mapping and has identified the critical job roles. The draft report was submitted by the subcommittee to RSDC in the first meeting held on 28 October 2013 at Kerala. Affiliation Rural Education and Environment Protection Trust (REEP) has submitted application for affiliation with RSDC for Tyre Building Operator-Passenger Vehicles. Trainings LabourNet has started seven set of batches with around 170 trainees in Ludhiana, for the Compression Moulding Operator, Mill Operator and Extruder Operator job roles. First Training Batch of Mill Operator course of HASETRI under Rubber SSC Assessments Assessment were successfully conducted for 33 trainees at Labour Net and for 32 trainees at HASETRI State Govt Projects RSDC has collaborated with ASAP for introducing the training program for job role of Junior Rubber Technician (JRT) for schools students in Kerala.RSDC and ASAP had organized a Train the Trainer program on October 22-25, 2013 at Kottayam to train the trainers on pedagogy and technical aspects of the JRT course. Train the trainer program held at Kerala RSDC met KPMG to discuss the plan for NR SGA & NOS Phase II for the manufacturing sector on 8 October 2013.A meeting was held withMr. Ankit Goyal, Manager- Business Development and Mr. Kunal Gupta, CEO, Mount Talent Consulting on 10 October 2013 for affiliation. On 24 October 2013 Ms. Anupama met Mr. M M Gupta, Managing Director, Citizen Tyres for getting affiliated with RSDC. The First Annual General Meeting and 7th GC meet of RSDC held on October 30, 2013 Mr. Yogen Lathia, Director, Lathia Rubber Mfg. Co. Pvt. Ltd., Mr. M L Gupta, Managing Director, Vinko Auto Ind. Ltd., Ms. Anupama Giri, CEO RSDC, Mr. Vinod Simon, Chairman RSDC, Dr. R Mukhopadhyay, Director & CE HASETRI, Mr. Rummy Chhabra, Managing Dircetor, Metro Tyre Ltd., Mr. Vijay Pahwa, Director - Corporate Relations, University of petroleum & Energy studies, Mr. Rajiv Budhraja, Director General, ATMA and Mr. Mohan Reddy, Associate - Standards & QA. 15
  15. 15. Sector Skill Council NEWSLETTER Edition No 12/October 2013 Security Knowledge & Skill Development Council National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward Scheme (STARS cheme) continued to be widely promoted during the month of October 13 with the aim of training and certifying a maximum number of Unarmed Security Guards. Besides this, effort was also directed towards conduct of Train the Trainer and Assessors Programmes. Assessment and Certification of candidates under going training under the STAR Scheme and State Livelihood Missions was also under taken. Star Scheme The Private Security Sector has realized the importance of the STAR Scheme in training/up-skilling the Unarmed Security Guards. Their response in participating in the scheme has in deed been encouraging. 80 TPs have applied for affiliation with SKSDC. Out of these, 44 TP have been affiliated and cases of 36 others are under processing. In the first bucket up to 31 December 13, NSDC has allotted a target of 22,500 to SKSDC which has further been sub allotted amongst 47 TP. 16 other TP have applied for allotment of targets under the STAR Scheme. The figures allotted will be reviewed based on the performance of the TP each quarter. STAR Scheme launched on 18 August 2013, made a slow start due to the intricate processes that had to be followed by TP in hooking on to the SDMS which itself took time to stabilize. After having overcome the teething troubles, the pace has begun to steadily pick up over the last two months. T3 Programme was conducted by SKSDC at SRIST, Sainik Farms New Delhi from 7 to 18 October 2013. A total of 27 trainees attended the programme. A combined T3 Programme cum Assessor Capsule, CT 11A/A6 was conducted for retiring/retired Army personnel at Olive Business School in Gurgaon from 8 to 18 October 2013. A total of 14 trainees attended the programme. The 12thT3 programme was conducted by SKSDC at Cavalier, Bangalore for nine trainers from 14 to 25 October 13. The 13th T3 programme was conducted by SKSDC at GI Security, Kolkata for nine trainers from 21 October to 1 November 2013. Assessors Programme was run on 23 October 13 at Olive Business School, Gurgaon. A total of five participants sponsored by Assessment Bodies underwent the programme. Master Trainer Conducting Assessment 16
  16. 16. Sector Skill Council NEWSLETTER Edition No 12/October 2013 Curriculum Mr John Yates, CEO Manipal City & Guilds (MCG) visited SKSDC on 23 October 2013 to discuss the slippages that had occurred in the production of curriculum and course content for Train the Trainers, Security Supervisors, Unarmed Security Guards assigned to MCG on 30 November 12. On 23 October 13, Maj Gen DK Jamwal, COO met Shri Shibu Baby John Hon'ble Minister (L& R) Government of Kerala atTrivandrum to discuss issues relating to setting up of Academy for Security Skills in Kerala. At thismeeting, he was accompanied by Prof Peter Darcy, Director & CEO National Skill Institute, Abu Dhabiand Mr. Shivindra Pratap Singh of Empowered Skills, Delhi. Mr. John Yates interacting with the staff Assessments Saksham is one of NSDC's partners working in the domain of Facility Management and Security training. It imparts security training under a residential program model at a 5000+ Sq. feet center in Bangalore. The first batch under the Security Skill Council trained by Saksham consisted of 11 students for the Unarmed Security Guard Job Role. This was an only instance in the pilot batch under the STAR scheme that the assessor was trained and certified by the Sector Skill council. The assessor had 8+ years of experience in the security domain and was well versed with the scheme and the process of assessments. The assessment results were recorded separately for each student based on the Qualification Pack and National occupational Standards set by the Sector Skill Council. Issues relating to uploading of data of SDMS were highlighted by the center head. 17
  17. 17. Sector Skill Council NEWSLETTER Edition No 12/October 2013 Telecom Sector Skill Council Star Scheme Update • • On-going training for October • 3 Job Roles, 6 Training Providers, 399 Trainees across 11 states Affiliation of Training Providers • 16 Training Providers (13 NSDC, 2 Non-NSDC, 1 University) Star Scheme Training Distribution For Q3 Target 80,000 Trainees 17 States, 35 Cities 14 Training Providers 3 Assessment Agencies CII Skill Conclave Kolkata Mr. B Ravinder represented TSSC as a speaker at the CII Skill Conclave in Kolkata for the session titled 'Creating Skill Development Ecosystem:Stakeholder's Perspective. Mr Ravinder spoke about the work SSCs were doing and how it would create value. "Sectoral Skill Councils are here to bring quality to the training and workplace. Our candidates would be different in three ways - they will stand out in the crowd, they will be employable from day one, and they will bring value to the job", he said. 18
  18. 18. Sector Skill Council NEWSLETTER Edition No 12/October 2013 Mobile Education Panel Discussion at the 4th Aegis Graham Bell Awards Aegis Graham Bell Award has emerged as the largest and the most credible Innovation Award in the field of TIME (Telecom, Internet, Media, Edutainment). The award is an initiative of Aegis School of Business & Telecom and organized in association with Exhibition India with support of COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India) and PwC as knowledge partner. Mr B Ravinder participated in the discussion as a key speaker to highlight the relevance of mEducation in skill development. Baseline Assessments were conducted for Customer Care Executive (Call Center) from 24-25 September, 2013 at Aegis Noida to establish thresholds for passing percentage. Additional baseline assessments were conducted in Chandigarh and Chennai in October.ACC Core Committee Members meeting was held at Ericsson Head office on 4 October, 2013 to ratify affiliation and certification documents. The meeting was led by Chris Houghton, CEO Ericsson India. 19
  19. 19. Designed by: Fulki Communications Pvt. Ltd. | www.fulki.co.in Information on the Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) approved by the NSDC Board, is now additionally available in the 'Our Partners' section of the NSDC Website. (Link follows) http://www.nsdcindia.org/our-success-stories/index.aspx Detailed information on the status of the SSCs, including those on which due diligence is underway, continues to be available within the dedicated link for Sector Skill Councils on the NSDC Website.(Link follows) http://www.nsdcindia.org/pdf/sector-skill-councils.pdf For further Information contact: rajiv.mathur@nsdcindia.org 20

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