Continuous learning and updation of skill set is an imperative today. Online learning is gaining in popularity especially for those who can’t attend a training programme at a particular time and place. It also helps as a good reference material which is easy to access even to those who have undergone a training programme and need to upgrade their skills.
So far access to Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) universe has been limited and that posed a major barrier to the advancement of education. However, with increasing use of smart phones across the social strata and easy data connectivity the scenario is changing.
Research has shown several advantages of online learning. It allows the people to self-pace their learning which leads to better skill retention. Further, it increases performance, efficiency and job satisfaction of those employees who are constantly on the lookout for new skills. It also fosters a learning culture.
Mobile apps have the added advantage of improving accessibility and seamlessly connect and interact with the stakeholders. With the fast adoption of smart phones and tablets especially amongst the younger generation, mobile apps offer more opportunities to stay connected and share information and updates.
In breakthrough initiatives and firsts by any Sector Skill Council in India, RSDC launched simulated e-learning content and Mobile app to provide the ease in connecting with the target segment by introducing the courses online and benefit the students and those looking for up skilling in rubber.
“Both e-learning content and Mobile app have been launched to widen the reach of skill training to many more aspirants in the country. In its own way the e-learning and mobile content furthers the Skill India Mission of the Government of India to provide vocational training to millions”, said Ms Meghna Mishra, CEO Of RSDC.
Apart from domain specific, qualification packs, the content also plans to offer courses on soft skills, languages and digital literacy so as to improve the job prospects of those seeking training.
The e-learning platform will ensure ease of skill training for all so that they could transcend environmental and circumstantial challenges and get trained at their pace and place”, added Ms Mishra
For those looking for trained manpower in rubber sector, the skilled manpower is now just a download away. The employers will not just be able to get skilled manpower but will also be able to ensure a robust skilling environment at the work places by re-skilling existing workforce and creating their own training centres.
Those looking for skills updation will be able to know more about certificate courses of RSDC and also locate the nearest training centres.
RSDC is hopeful that all the stakeholders will help in promoting the usage of online contents so that many more benefit from the program that has been painstakingly put together. The “RSDC” Mobile app can be downloaded from both Android play store and iOS App store.