Strategic Manufacturing Sector Skill Council (SMSSC)
Strategic Manufacturing Sector Skill Council (SMSSC)

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Benefits of Membership

Some of the benefits of membership of this Skills Council for companies, which are as follows:-

  1. Currently workers are inducted by companies through different routes e.g. Apprentice Training, ITI‘s, Private Sector Training Institutes etc. They in turn require varying degrees of on the job training. The SMSC will train and certify existing workers within a member company on the basis of uniform nationally recognized occupational standards with GOI accreditation through the Skills Ministry and NSDC. This will provide uniformity of standards for workers within a company on the basis of industry wide national occupational standards, improve and benchmark levels of skills, give recognition to workers and provide clarity on career paths. The cost of training such workers are subsidized under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme of the Government of India.
  2. This Council can help companies to recruit trained and certified manpower thereby reducing the cost of in house training. Also companies requiring higher skill levels in new workers to meet the requirements of new technology, or products can recruit such workers and incur lower in house training costs.
  3. Through the Labour Market Information System which will be a national data bank which the SMSC will operate, trained and certified workers can be made available to companies in any location throughout the country where currently such workers may not be locally available.
  4. The Council will retrain and certify trainers who are from member companies in order to improve and update their skills and provide exposure to up to date industrial practices and technology.