The construction industry is the second largest industry of the country after agriculture, accounting 11 percent of India’s GDP. Despite this, the industry faces a grave challenge of unskilled workforce. While this sector continues to grow at a rapid pace, it continues to be devoid of skilled manpower. India’s formally skilled workforce is approximately 4% - which is dismally low compared to China (47%), UK (68%), Germany (74%), Japan (80%), or South Korea (96%).
According to KPMG report for the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the Real Estate and Construction Sector alone needs 45 million additional skilled manpower over the next 10 years. Given the shortage of Skilled manpower in the industry on the one hand and high levels of unemployment in the country on the other, the need for focusing on Skill Development programs cannot be over emphasized. It is in this background that CREDAI is focusing on Skill Development in the Construction and related sectors in a big way.
CREDAI forayed in the arena of Skilling with its training program ‘’Kushal’’ in 2011 through its Pune Chapter in collaboration with National Skills Development Council. Since then, CREDAI is conducting regular On-site Training Programs for construction workers at construction sites through its member developers spread across 24 states and 156 city chapters. The training is a mix of ‘Classroom’ and On the job training’ conducted at the construction sites itself for a period of about 6 weeks. These trainings are based on National Occupational Standards (NOS) & Qualification Packs(QP) of NSDC aligned for industry specific job role. The classroom training apart from technical aspects also has soft skill trainings focussing on the social & behavioural habits of the trainees, including health, sanitation and safety to bring significant improvements in their world view and way of life.
CREDAI, with its principal interest in Housing and Habitat, is obviously concerned with Skill requirements of the industry. It is in this background that CREDAI is focusing on Skill Development in the Construction and related sectors. The driving force of CREDAI in organizing its Skill Development trainings is that, as an industry body, it has the best understanding of required skills which need to be developed. Further CREDAI is in a position to easily absorb the trained resources in the industry itself through its members. Hence, there is an excellent opportunity before CREDAI to meet its own requirements & also to contribute to Nation building.
CREDAI forayed into the arena of Skilling sector with its state of the art training program ‘’Kushal’’ in 2011 through its Pune Chapter in collaboration with National Skills Development Council. Since then, CREDAI is conducting regular On-site Training Programs for construction workers at construction sites through its member developers spread across 23 states and 168 city chapters. The training is a mix of ‘Classroom’ and Ón the job training’ conducted at the construction sites itself for a period of about 4 weeks. These trainings are based on National Occupational Standards (NOS) & Qualification Packs(QP) of NSDC aligned for industry specific job role. The classroom trainings apart from technical aspects also has soft skill trainings focusing on the social & behavioural habits of the trainees, including health & sanitation, aspects of workers’ safety etc. which help the workers (trainees) to bring significant changes in their lifestyles. Such skill trainings have helped the construction worker to gain self-confidence. Once they undergo the trainings, raw/unskilled workers look forward to handling semi-skilled jobs and semi-skilled workers to jobs requiring skilled manpower. As a result, Wage Enhancement is almost assured for all of those undergoing such trainings.
CREDAI has so far trained more than 50,000 trainees in over 100 construction sites across 30 cities. CREDAI aims to undertake Skilling for at least 1 lakh Construction Workers in a year w.e.f. 2017-18.
CREDAI has operational offsite skill training centers in Murshidabad and Mednipur. The Off-site training centers soon going to be operational in Vijayawada, Nashik, Gulbarga and Dahod. We have also identified few more sites for off-site centers in Orissa, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna
PMKVY is the flagship outcome-based skill training scheme of the new Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The objective of this skill certification and reward scheme is to enable and mobilize a large number of Indian youth to take up outcome based skill trainnig and become employable and earn their livelihood.
CREDAI ties up with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to upgrade skills of 25000 construction workers under the PMKVY 2.0 scheme by March 2017. Under the scheme, monetary reward would be provided to trainees who are successfully trained, assessed and certified in skill courses.
PNB Housing Finance Limited
CREDAI conduct onsite training programs for construction workers, supported by PNB Housing Limited CSR initiative. Under this collaboration, CREDAI has trained 5500 construction workers as on date.
CREDAI imparts Skill Development Trainings for Construction workers through its proficient Training Partners. Some of whom are:-
CREDAI now has its own CSDCI certified Training Centres for conducting assessment of Skill Trainings at: -
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