To bring the construction workers into mainstream, a scheme “Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) of construction workers has been launched to test the competencies of the construction workers registered with Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board on pre-determined parameters and thereafter, if workers found wanting in support or core training, are imparted skill gap training as the case may be. Final assessment will be conducted leading to NCVT certification. In order to simplify and ease the process of implementation of RPL scheme, software module from registration to certification has been developed.
The Ministry of Labour & Employment always endeavours to provide quality training to the beneficiaries so that they get employment after successful completion of training. The Skill Development Initiative (SDI) scheme is being implemented since May, 2007 to develop skilled manpower through network 10173 Vocational Training Providers (VTPs) located in various parts of the country. Skill of the persons is assessed by the independent Assessing Bodies and successful persons are awarded NCVT certificates which are recognised for the purpose of employment. There is a provision in the scheme wherein the competencies of the persons acquired by any means are tested on the pre-determined parameters and successful ones are awarded NCVT certificates. As on date more than 34.65 lakhs persons have been trained/ tested and 565 modules have been developed in 68 sectors of economy.
Salient features of the scheme are:
-Additions and deletions of modules is continuing process.
-Flexi delivery time of training quality and it depends upon the target group.
-No training cost and assessment fee is charged from the trainee.
-A provision of providing lodging and boarding charges to the trainees belonging to North Eastern States, Left Wing Extremist Affected Areas, J&K , Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep when they come out of such place for getting training under SDI scheme.