Leather Sector Skill Council (LSSC), in collaboration with Central Footwear Training Institute (CFTI), organized a Skill Card and Certificate distribution function for candidates trained under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY). The event was held on 3rd July 2016 at Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, when 273 candidates were awarded the cards and certificates.
The program was presided over by Shri. K. Murali, Director, CFTI and was attended by Shri Rajaram, DSP – Tirunelveli, Shri Mir Maqsood Ali, Manager-Administration, LSSC, Shri Kallur Velayutham, Union Chairman, Thaliyuthu, Shri T. Jancy Tamil Mani, Panchayat President and Smt. Usha, Principal, Jeyandra Saraswathi Vidhyalaya.
Addressing the audience, Shri Rajaram, appreciated the efforts of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), LSSC and CFTI in equipping the workforce with right skills for jobs in the leather industry. Shri Rajaram also noted that large sections of women are being trained and empowered with jobs in this industry sector. He laid great emphasis on women empowerment through education and skill-based training.
The candidates were excited about learning new skills and they were eager to practice the trade at the earliest. To match their motivation and enthusiasm levels, there is an urgent need to set up industrial units at Tirunelveli, as there is no leather industry presence in this area right now. This will also help the candidates improve their means of real income with better and sustainable livelihood.
LSSC, in collaboration with NSDC, has seen a rapid increase in the number of trainees from 20000 candidates in the first year to 100000 candidates in the last year, in various parts of the country.
Recent achievements of LSSC
- LSSC has trained and placed 2000 entry level candidates in footwear and 300 candidates in leather weaving under TNSDM
- LSSC has developed 50 QP- NOS (Qualification Packs and National Occupational Standards), ratified by the Industry, covering 80% of the work force.
- LSSC has imparted skill-based training and certification for 20,000 under the STAR scheme of NSDC
- LSSC has enrolled 60,000 candidates and certified 35810 under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) during 2015-16.