SCALE India App : Skill India Mission | UPSC

SCALE India App : Skill India Mission | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

Leather Sector Skill Council launches SCALE India Android App for Enhanced Quality Assurance under Skill India Mission

      WHY IN NEWS:

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MINISTRY? :- Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Industry

      LEARNING: 

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      ISSUE: 

This will provide a single platform to integrate quality assurance across all its services.

SCALE INDIA ANDROID APP

AIM

  • The Leather Sector Skill Council (LSSC) launched Skill Certification Assessment for Leather Employees (SCALE) India android app.
  • LSSC is committed to strengthen its digital capabilities on quality assurance across training delivery, monitoring, assessments, verification and linkages to ASEEM portal.

The SCALE platform assists employees to upgrade their skills basis changing market dynamics .

  • The aim is to meet the evolving industry demands and get certified on the new skills acquired.

FOCUS

  • The platform caters to the need of all the stakeholders of the skilling and employment ecosystem.
  • It brings candidate/trainee, employer, employee, assessor and trainer – all at one place.

FEATURES

  • The services are accessible through the web and android application.
  • This virtually works on any smart handheld device, desktop/laptop, smartphones, tablets or phablets.
  • The app provides end to end quality assurance across training, assessment, and certification services.

The employment demand aggregation works through the integration of the ASEEM portal with the SCALE platform.

  • It also has facility to create a certification stack that acts as a key element of their curriculum vitae.
  • The app will also help employers engage with other stakeholders seamlessly and provide a marketplace for human capital for the leather industry.
  • The assessments are currently available in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Bengali, with plans to add more regional languages in a phased manner.

SIGNIFICANCE

  • The launch of SCALE India platform by LSSC will boost our relentless efforts to strengthen the leather skilling ecosystem.
  • It will help us inch closer to fulfill our Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of making an ‘Aatmnirbhar Bharat’ the ‘Skill Capital of the World’.

The initiative is about leveraging technology in efficient and intelligent tools to drive demand-driven and future-relevant skilling programs.

  • This platform will ensure seamless convergence and coordination across various schemes and programs as a single point interface.
  • It will play a crucial role in providing quality assured services to all stakeholders.
  • This will also aggregating demand and connecting supply to demand, all through one platform.

BENEFICIARIES

  • SCALE will help candidates in the skilling ecosystem to get assessed and certified on their knowledge, skills and behaviour on a specific qualification pack.
  • It also enables access to micro-learning modules for bridging the skill gaps.

These are identified and can be re-assessed and certified at the end of the learning on the specific qualification pack.

  • It further assists the candidate to become a productive resource who is readily employable in the industry.
  • The candidates can search for employment opportunities and connect with employers post completion of their certification.

FOR EMPLOYERS

  • From an employer standpoint, the platform will serve as a job portal with access to a certified talent pool of candidates to hire from.
  • This will lead to increase in productivity and profitability.

Employers also get to share their skill gap requirements and check for suitable training modules available to bridge the skill gap of their workforce.

  • This will raise training requests for short term/customised training that would be serviced by the LSSC.

FOR EMPLOYEES

  • Employees across the leather and leather products industry can also register themselves to explore e-learning content .
  • This will benefit employees in upskilling and getting certified post learning and hence upward career movement.

FOR TRAINERS

  • The platform will also help trainers get complete access to all the learning and training resources .
  • The resources such as presentations, video clips, quizzes, classroom activities, etc.

This assists trainers by ensuring uniformity in learning and adherence to quality norms.

  • The platform facilitates capturing attendance of the trainees, progress of training, feedback and documentation.

LEATHER SECTOR SKILL COUNCIL

  • The Leather Sector Skill Council (LSSC) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to meet the demand for skilled workforce in the leather industry in India.
  • LSSC was set up in 2012 as one of the key sector skill councils approved by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

LSSC caters to the training and employment needs of various sub-sectors in the leather industry.
 

EXAMPLE
Finished Leather, Footwear, Garments, Leather Goods, Accessories, Saddlery and Harness sectors.

  • LSSC works with a host of members from the industry, government organizations, the academia, the training partners and the assessment partners.

OBJECTIVES

To facilitate development of skilled human resources needed for sustained growth of the leather and leather goods industry.

  • Ensure sector capacity building for availability of trained and skilled manpower across industry segments and organization levels.

EMPLOYMENT IN LEATHER INDUSTRY

  • Between 2017 and 2022, a total of 2.39 million additional jobs are expected to be created in the Leather Sector.
  • This includes 0.88 million full time employees in leather manufacturing
  • 0.77 million workers in micro enterprises
  • 0.74 million in daily wage/self-employed workers such as cobblers.

With 55% of the workforce below the age of 35, the Indian leather industry has one of the youngest and most productive workforces.

KEY INITIATIVES OF LSSC

  • Ecosystem development
  • Content development
  • Training of trainers
  • Training programs
  • Placement and certifications

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

This unique initiative aims to provide a one-stop solution for the skilling, learning, assessment and employment needs of the leather and leather products industry.

     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | SCALE India App : Skill India Mission | UPSC

 

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