In a review meeting of Sector Skills Councils, Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) Dharmendra Pradhan appreciated the role being played by Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC) in up skilling the rubber sector in the country. Pradhan expressed keen interest in understanding the skilling needs of Rubber and Tyre sector and spent considerable time with the RSDC delegation.
“Pradhan especially appreciated the programmes being run by RSDC under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme. He endorsed the idea that RPL has led to the morale boosting of a large skilled populace who have so far been deprived of any recognition”, said Vinod Simon, Chairman RSDC, who led the team.
The fact that RSDC has already conducted skill gap studies for almost all the states and has developed considerable number of NOS for both rubber manufacturing and plantation sectors, drew applause from those who participated in the meeting including Dr. K P Krishnan, Secretary MSDE.
Minister Pradhan signed off the meeting with an encouraging tweet which said, “Had a fruitful meeting with Vinod Simon, Chairman RSDC. Discussed about laying a detailed roadmap to meet the skilled manpower needs of rubber and allied industries.”
“Recognising RSDC’s considerable work under the PMKVY RPL scheme, Dharmendra Pradhan has given an ambitious target to assess, up skill and certify 10 lakh trainees under the scheme. As an ally of the Government we are committed to work with all the sincerity for achieving the target. We will be counting on the support and cooperation by the Rubber Board and the industry in achieving the same”, said Meghna Mishra, CEO RSDC.