The Food Industry Capacity and Skill Initiative (FICSI), a Sector Skill Council for Food Processing today announced the launch of its Learning Management System (LMS) under the name ‘FICSI Online Training and Assessment Academy’, with an aim to provide skilling in Food Processing sector through the channel of digital learning especially during the current situation.
Mr. Dilip Chenoy, Secretary-General, FICCI joined as the Chief Guest for the launch of the ‘FICSI Online Training and Assessment Academy’ via Webinar held today afternoon, in the presence of Dr. C. Vasudevappa, Vice-Chancellor, NIFTEM, and Mr. Akshay Bector, President, FICSI and CMD, Cremica Food Industries Limited as the Guests of Honor.
FICSI Online Training and Assessment Academy is a digital platform (web and android based) that has launched a self-paced course on “Safe Practices for Retailers and Retail Workers handling Food and Safe Practices for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises manufacturing Food during COVID-19 pandemic”. The courses to entail Food Safety Compliance Training to limit contamination risks. These courses are prepared in association with FSSAI, FICCI, NIFTEM, and various Industry Partners. The duration of the course completion is 90min, at the end of which a certificate will be issued to each participant.
Free Certification Courses on Safe Practices for Food Business Operators during COVID-19
Course Curriculum developed by FICSI and validated by FSSAI and NIFTEM
Training Certificate to be under the aegis of FICSI, NSDC and Skill India
Speaking on the launch of the FICSI Online Training and Assessment Academy, Mr. Akshay Bector, President, FICSI and CMD, Cremica Food Industries Ltd., said “At FICSI, our endeavor is to focus on strengthening each and every sub-sector in the Food Processing Sector and with the launch of FICSI Online Training and Assessment Academy, we aim at building it as a one-stop e-learning solution for the Food Processing Industry. We are constantly developing supporting learning resources to create skilled manpower in the industry. The courses focus on imparting sufficient knowledge around industry preparedness to deal with the COVID19 situation. Moreover, we continue to seek support from the industry bodies like FSSAI, FICCI, and NSDC to keep up with the momentum of learning and building a strong community.”
Mr. Sunil Marwah, CEO, FICSI highlighted the importance of giving a clear understanding of the workers of unorganized retail and manufacturing sectors handling food. He says that following these guidelines can help in mitigating the risk of spreading COVID-19 and have consumer’s trust. We emphasis on creating awareness through interactive learning because “Jaanega Bharat toh Safe Rahega Bharat”.
The digital platform will also have NSQF aligned job roles for Learners such as Baking Technician, Pickle Making Technician, and Jam Jelly Ketchup Processing Technician. The aim is to ensure that the food processing industry can grow with skilled manpower, increased productivity, and profitability.
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Food Industry Capacity and Skill Initiative (FICSI) is a Not-for-Profit Organization, with support from National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and promoted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). The Sector Skill Council Food Processing is responsible for developing the Occupational Standards and Qualification Packs, competency framework, conduct Train the Trainer Programs, conduct skill gap studies, assess and certify trainees on the curriculum aligned to National Occupational Standards. The council is also responsible to accredit and affiliate various training providers in food processing.