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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) of Construction Workers

“Recognition of Prior Learning” has been developed with the purpose to strike a skill development and certification initiative for the purpose of skills up-gradation in the construction sector based on the concept of Recognition of Prior Learning. As an outcome of this exercise, the proposed Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) led skill development initiative for the Construction sector will be implemented in partnership with the various State Construction Welfare Boards (CWBs) and DGET, Ministry of Labour.

The initiative envisages an assessment led measurement and certification process for validating current skills and gap training (in trade and supporting competencies) for fulfilling needs. This training will be aligned to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) and incorporates the trade-wise competencies designed in the National Occupational Standards (NOS).

Features:

  • The scheme will have participation from Training and Assessment Partners along with industry partners. The scheme will be anchored by DGET and the State Construction Welfare Boards.
  • Training Providers and independent Assessment Bodies will be empanelled for the skills initiative. There will be an independent assessment of learner skills
  • Partner evaluation framework based on their technical/industry expertise and execution skills
  • Bench of Assessment Bodies (AB) & Training Providers (TP) to be selected centrally by DGET; states to have flexibility in nomination of partners from this bench for the rollout of the scheme
  • Partner review jointly by Centre & State representatives after each year (addition of new partners, dropping of current partners) based on performance/ eligibility norms.

Beneficiaries:

  • Constructions workers registered with Labour Welfare Board or their eligible family members.

 

Profile of Training Provider

Organization Profile:

  • A company/partnership/society/trust operating or engaged preferably in assessments, certifications or Training as its main activity for the last two years.
  • Preference for organizations that are promoting training and certification for workers in the construction industry.
  • Should have operations in at least two states and five districts with a track record of operating a minimum of twelve centers in construction sector.
  • Should have average annual turnover/receipts of INR 1 crore from conducting training programs during the last two years.
  • Should have a positive net worth as on application date.

Past experience and present expertise:

  • Should have conducted training for 5,000 learners on a consolidated basis during the last two years.
  • Preference for organizations that have trained over 1,000 learners in the construction sector during the last two years.
  • Training Criteria: Vocational training of a minimum duration of 50 hours in Courses or modules or job roles notified by NCVT/SCVT/Sector Skills Council or Training Programs sponsored/ recognized by any state or central government department/Ministry/ NVEQF.
  • Trainers with at least 5 years of industry experience including preferably 2-3 years of training experience (3 years of experience in case Std X Pass)

 

Profile of Assessment Partners

Organization Profile:

  • A company/partnership/society/trust operating engaged in preferably assessments, certifications or Training as its main activity for the last two
  • Preference for organizations that are promoting training and certification for workers in the construction industry.
  • Should have operations in at least two states and five districts with a track record of operating a minimum of twelve centers of assessments or training in construction sector.
  • Should have average annual turnover/receipts of INR 1 crore from conducting assessments and/or training programs during the last two years.
  • Should have a positive net worth as on application date.

Past experience and present expertise:

  • Should have conducted assessment for atleast 5,000 candidates in all during the last two years.
  • Preference for organizations that have completed over 1000 assessments in the construction sector during the last two years.
  • Assessment Criteria: Vocational Skill oriented assessments in Courses or modules or job roles notified by NCVT/SCVT/Sector Skills Council or Training Programs sponsored/ recognized by any state or central government department/ministry/ NVEQF
  • Ten trainers / Assessor with relevant qualification (at least Xth Pass) and at least 3 years of industry experience preferably training experience.
  • Organization should have complete understanding of the machineries and equipment to conduct the assessment & certification.

 

Funding

  • Training cost will be at the rate of Rs. 27.50 /- per hour per persons and it will increase by Rs. 2.50 /- from every financial year started from 1st April.
  • Training cost will be reimbursed by State Labour Welfare Board from BOCW‟s cess.
  • Training provider can request for 50% advance for a batch enrolled on-line against bank guarantee. 40% payment within one month of final assessment based on attendance reports.Remaining 10% will be paid for 60% passed out candidates in one batch.
  • Assessment fee at the rate Rs. 1000/- per candidate will be reimbursed from BOCW Cess.
  • Wage allowance at the rate of Rs. 35/- per hour per person to worker to compensate wages during training will be paid by Welfare Board from Cess.

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