Sector Skill Councils are set up as autonomous industry-led bodies by NSDC. They create Occupational Standards and Qualification bodies, develop competency framework, conduct Train the Trainer Programs, conduct skill gap studies and Assess and Certify trainees on the curriculum aligned to National Occupational Standards developed by them.
There are currently 38 Sector Skill Councils are operational. There are over 600 Corporate Representatives in the Governing Councils of these SSCs.
Since its inception, one of the major pillars of NSDC’s strength are Sector Skill Councils (SSCs), which play a vital role in bridging the gap between what the industry demands and what the skilling requirements ought to be.
The National Occupational Standard is one of the most significant contributions of NSDC to India’s skilling ecosystem – something that was made possible by the SSCs, which are national partnership organizations that bring together all the stakeholders – industry, labour and the academia.
The SSCs operate as an autonomous body and could be registered as a Section 8 Company, or a Society. NSDC is mandated to initiate and incubate SSCs with initial seed funding to facilitate their growth and enable them to achieve self-sustainability in a time bound manner.
The National Policy on Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, 2015 laid out Skill India Mission, and envisaged the creation of Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) by NSDC. Priority sectors have been identified based on the skill gap analysis. The SSCs have been mandated with the following functions:
CSDCI: Construction Skill Development Council of India, is promoted by Construction Federation Of India (CFI), Builders Association Of India(BAI), National Highways Builders Federation(NABF) and Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI).
Mr Ajit Gulab Chand is the Chairman of the Governing Council of CSDCI having 7 directors from the Construction Sector. Mrs Jancy Mathew, is the officiating CEO of CSDCI..
CTTC, were the one of the Approved Assessing Body of CSDCI, Since Nov 2019. We have 33 certified Assessors in various job roles covered all over India.
Sports Industry means any sponsor, corporate entity, legal person, broadcaster, or any other individual or entity involved in promoting, developing, and/or investing, either directly or indirectly, in sports-related activities in India.
Sports are considered as a strategic sector and development of domestic capabilities is essential from a national pride and overall development perspective. Sports sector has multiplier effect and has bearing on the growth of other industries. Sports sector is extremely crucial for the development of the country’s economy. Additional benefits are channelization of youth’s energy in constructive activities, increased employment opportunities across health, tourism and education domain, improvement in health of the citizens.
Other countries have already leveraged sports for employment generation, tourism promotion by conducting marquee events, infrastructure and economic development. Besides this, major sporting nations have performed exceedingly well on health indicators as well.
Skill erosion in sports is a serious constraint: More than 90 per cent of the sports persons who take up sports as a passion leave sports because of non-availability of opportunities within Sports Sector. The limited employment opportunities act as a deterrent for those who want to pursue sports because only 2-5 per cent reaches excellence in sports. Even those who reach at pinnacle leave it due to lack of career opportunities. The education system has no stream for sports at any level, except in isolated institutions. This is a constraint in getting persons with the special skills, and aptitude that is required for the various roles.
It demands skill development for sports and allied activities which can be created by giving right direction and orientation to the Sports persons which is possible by rapid institutional capacity building of existing institutes. This will fulfill the demand of skilled personnel and will also provide opportunities to those people/ players who are passionate for a career in sports but don’t get the opportunities. In the long run this initiative will create eco-system in sports sector.
Hence, FICCI has been advocating that developing quality Human resource will certainly bring paradigm shift in Sports landscape of India. Vocationalisation of Sports, Physical Education, Fitness and Leisure is the way forward for activating attitudinal change towards sports and help India get its due recognition in sports sector.