"Safeducate, a specialist in supply chain and logistics training has launched Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). This is a skill certification programme of the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship (MSDE)."
Safeducate, a specialist in supply chain and logistics training has launched Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). This is a skill certification programme of the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship (MSDE).
Rajiv Pratap Rudy, the Union Minister of State, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship was the chief guest at the launch that took place at Safexpress Logistics Park – NCR. Speaking on the occasion the minister said that through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), the government is focusing on reaching out to people in the informal sector. Under the RPL programme, planning is carried out to assess and later certifying over 1 million people is done. These people are engaged in unskilled jobs and either earn low wages or are underpaid. The government’s motive is to provide them recognition for their skills and ensure that they can move on to higher skill job roles. RPL will help them refine their existing skills and find more satisfactory and fulfilling employment opportunities.
Managing Director & chief executive officer of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Manish Kumar was also present on the occasion. He went on to inform that the NSDC facilitates skilling initiatives that can potentially have a multiplier effect. Later, he complimented Safeducate for undertaking this unique initiative.
Announcing the launch of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program to the media, founder & CEO, Safeducate, Divya Jain informed that the aim of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana scheme is to encourage aptitude towards employable skills and to increase working efficiency of probable and existing daily wage earners by giving monetary awards and rewards and by providing quality training to them. RPL is being given a lot of importance under the current phase of PMKVY since it addresses many issues in skill development of unorganized workforce.
Elaborating on the same, she averred that through RPL assessments and certifications, candidates will be able to align competencies that they have acquired informally with the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) for better opportunities in employment and higher education. It will also lead to the creation of an equitable system where the workers in the informal sector who did not have a chance to undergo formal training but have acquired the skills on their own can appear for RPL assessments. This, in turn will help them in exploring different options in training to bridge the knowledge and skill gaps or up-skill themselves.
With the advent of e-commerce, more and more people have been choosing to shop online. And this figure rises significantly during the festive season. As the e-commerce industry continues to grow, so does the need for high-quality logistics and the need for people who are adequately trained in the field. These trainings have been planned keeping in mind the current needs of the economy. In the first phase, Safeducate will train 10,000 candidates (5000 loaders, 3000 loading supervisors and 2000 warehouse pickers) under the RPL program.
Concluding her speech, Jain observed that Safeducate has been working for the last decade towards bridging the skill gaps existing in the Indian economy. Under the Skill India Mission launched in 2015 by the prime minister, Narendra Modi and Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Safeducate Container School was launched last year. Since then, the school has been working relentlessly to provide skilling and education to the youth of India.