Noida, 13th December, 2018: Taking a step forward to recognise and certify their skilled workforce, Wave Infratech signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Construction Skill Development Council of India (CSDCI) in Best in Class Employer scheme of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL 4). The group has taken this step to certify and empower their workforce, across all its projects.
A huge section of India’s workforce are unskilled or semi-skilled. Only 4.69% of the total workforce in India have a formal training. As a result, most of them pick up skills in an informal channels, which could not be assessed. To recognise these skills, RPL was launched. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) & National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), through RPL, ensures wider reach to large uncertified workforce across the country.
To recognise & assess the workforce in the construction sector, CSDCI was constituted under the mandate of NSDC. RPL was launched as a component under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY) and it targets to certify over 40 lakh people in work force in various trades by 2020. RPL recognises prior competencies of the assessed candidates and provide them with a certificate and monetary reward on successful completion of assessments.
With this MoU with CSDCI, Wave Infratech, will get 4000 (approx.) of its construction sector workers, across all its projects, in various trades, certified. The MoU was signed between Mr. H.S. Khandari, Director Wave Infratech and Col. AK Singh (Retd.), CEO, Construction Skill Development Council of India (CSDCI). The certification will help the workforce access future opportunities in the formal eco system.
On this occasion, Mr. H.S. Khandari, Director, Wave Infratech said, “Construction sector is the second largest industry when it comes to manpower employment, and the workforce required here is huge. There is continuous need for upgradation of skills and certification. With this MoU, we are helping our workers, across all our projects, in various trades, get formally recognised and give them an avenue to up-skill and grow further. Through this certification, we are recognising the ‘value of learning’ acquired in an informal setting”.
Speaking on the occasion, Col. AK Singh (Retd.), CEO, CSDCI, said, “Over 60 million of skilled workforce in our country are yet to be assessed. These workers, learned their trade through informal channels, as there were inadequate training facilities. To bridge these gaps, MSDE & NSDC launched RPL. Through RPL 4, we, at CSDCI, facilitate the assessment of the workforce. We are happy to be associated with Wave and we appreciate this initiative taken by them. This association is a step forward for us to achieve our target of certifying the skilled workforce in the construction sector. Our collaboration will work towards honouring, certifying and bringing these workers to the mainstream.”