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Technical and Skill Meet at Jalandhar Witnesses Encouraging Participation by Industries

Jalandhar, September 20, 2022 (News Team):
The Skill Meet organized by Rubber, Chemical and Petrochemical Skill Development Council (RCPSDC) in collaboration with All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) Northern Chapter at Jalandhar (Punjab) recently elicited keen interest from the participating industries. Dr Sawar Dhanania, President of All India Rubber Industries Association & Chairman Rubber board of India graced the occasion as chief guest of the event.

Skill Meet as a platform has been conceived by RCPSDC to sensitise the industry on the benefits of several schemes including the Government schemes available for skill training of the existing workforce and for accessing skilled individuals. The Skill Meet held at Jalandhar witnessed participation of over 100 industries from the region.

Surabhi Soodan - Cluster Manager North India, RCPSDC provided an overview of the role of RCPSDC as a sector skill council and also apprised the attending delegates on projects involving Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) and CSR projects where the industry has benefitted to a large extent.

Lalit Singh – Manager BD, RCPSDC presented the industry linked skilled based program offered by RCPSDC to the rubber manufacturing industries.

Deepmala Moorjani who leads the Industry Engagements at RCPSDC said over 7,000 apprentices have been enrolled in nearly 600 rubber establishments in the country under NAPS leading to major benefits to both the industry and the apprentices.

Chairman AIRIA Northern Region Anay Gupta said “Provision of skills at various levels is required in the Rubber Industry to increase the productivity of this workforce. RCPSDC (earlier RSDC) has been playing an important role by helping the candidates to get trained and certified in the industry mandated job roles leading to increase in employment opportunities for the candidates and increase in efficiencies for the industry. The placement portal launched by RCPSDC is a much needed service to the entire rubber ecosystem."

Jalandhar is a leading centre for Rubber based industries in the country manufacturing a range of rubber products including tyres, tubes, rubber auto components, belts and hawai chappals. Most of the units fall under MSME category and need assistance in terms of skilled manpower.

As a sector skill council, RCPSDC understands the requirements of the industries and offers short term modular courses and certification as per the need of the industry. The training programmes focus more on live-project and on-job training methodology so the students are readily deployable as per the requirement of the industry. It is also very important to build capacity and affordability in the training infrastructure to encourage persons from less educated and lower income groups to opt for such courses and develop fruitful careers in the rubber industry.