LSSC facilitates the development of skilled human resources for meeting the industry needs in segments like footwear, fashion and more. LSSC collaborates with NSDC, government bodies, CLE and a host of training partners, assessment agencies and academic institutions to ensure industry-relevant training and sustainable employment in the leather sector. LSSC has been implementing Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) projects in different locations in India to recognize informal learning in the leather industry*. Let’s get to know about some of them.
The main objective of LSSC is to address the training and employment needs of various sub-sectors in the leather industry such as Finished Leather, Footwear, Garments, Leather Goods, Accessories, Saddlery and Harness sectors.
Some key goals of LSSC
- Skilling and facilitating employment in urban and rural areas
- Link training with productivity enhancement and quality outcomes
- Ensure capacity building for SMEs with NSQF certified workforce
- Enable sustainable livelihoods through employment and entrepreneurship
Total Numbers Sanctioned – 32,000Total Enrolment till date – 27,652Total Training Completed till date – 27,137Total States Covered – 10 States
- Through RPL assessment and certification, the candidates will be able to align existing competencies with NSQF for better career and higher education opportunities. RPL also helps them explore different options in skilling and upskilling to bridge the knowledge and skill gaps.
- By getting the workforce certified under RPL, the industry gets Recognition for informal workforce by mapping their skill levels with QPs- NOS for higher productivity and quality
“RPL training makes workforce committed, motivated and to encourage overall growth of workforce.”
“RPL is an innovative policy by the Ministry of Skill Development that without having much interference or disturbance upskills the workforce to bring maximum output.”
The candidates who have undergone RPL training and certification take pride in getting formally recognized in skills that were picked up over the years. They also acknowledged that they got a chance to learn something new post-RPL and their prospects have improved for employment and better salaries.