The ESSCI – Electronics Sector Skills Council of India has been approved as an awarding body by the NCVET – National Council of Vocational Education and Training in a bid to upskill and train students in Electronics Job Roles. The collaboration will lead to the institutionalisation of electronics related Qualifications.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between NCVET secretary Col Santosh Kumar and Chief Operating Officer of ESSCI, Dr Abhilasha Gaur in the presence of Chairman NCVET Dr. N S Kalsi and other senior officials at the NCVET office in New Delhi. The MoU enables the ESSCI to develop curriculum, content, and other resource material with respect to qualifications for which it is recognised. This will also develop and submit new/ revised qualifications to NCVET for its necessary approvals.
Appreciating the initiative, Dr Abhilasha Gaur said, “This collaboration with NCVET can prove to be a milestone in creating a vocational education system in India. As leaders in the electronics skilling sector, we consider it our responsibility to foster an ecosystem for growth and adoption of vocational & skill education. This MoU will pave the way for a series of professional courses for students and equip them with technical exposure to the electronics industry. We are thankful to the NCVET for encouraging this partnership and look forward to working with this body and developing an ecosystem of practical knowledge, innovation and sustainability.”
The MoU seeks to create opportunities in Skill development in Electronics and creating innovative capacity-building projects for students, youth and workmen. The joint venture will lead to holistic development of the skilling ecosystem and skilled manpower for electronics through training and RPL, fresh skilling, re-skilling and up-skilling. Undertaking collaborative evidence-based policy research will help meet the industry requirements and the desired quality of training in line with international standards.