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Industrialists suggest ways for improving skill

The officers of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) said during a review meeting held at the collectorate on Thursday that the industries must encourage apprenticeship and give due importance to prior learning activities through promoting appropriate schemes. Industries must avail the support the Centre is providing, they added. Charing the meeting, CDO Haridwar Vineer Tomar said, “The proposal placed by the industrial association to run the Government Polytechnics on the public-private partnership mode makes it clear that good things can happen if the government and the private industries join hands in running such institutes.” He stressed on proper training being imparted to the students rather than merely providing them with certificates. “The students the institutes are churning out must be made efficient enough to take up skill-based jobs,” he added. Representing the SIIDCUL Industrial Association, Arun Saraswat said, “In today’s situation, imparting need-based skill development courses and training is imperative. The days of the old curriculum-based training are over. This would help the industries achieve better productivity and bring down per unit cost.” He also suggested entrepreneurship skill development courses being started in tune with the demand of the time. “Trained entrepreneurs and those who wish to start up business should be given bank loan sans any collateral security. The loan must be given to the trained persons alone. This would help avoid the misuse of the employment-oriented Central projects,” he added. Representatives from Bhagwanpur Industrial Association suggested onsite skill development and good manufacturing practices (GMP) training be imparted to the workers by the industries inside their factory premises. It also suggested the trained employees being given certificates by some Government-run agencies to encourage them and the industrial units to give more. The district assistant labor commissioner Prashant Kumar and Samir Singh from NSDC also spoke on the occasion and suggested steps on transforming the skilled landscape of the district. The senior officers of many industrial units were also present on the occasion. Read more posts… Friday, 07 December 2018 | PNS | Haridwar

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