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Role in skill development in rubber sectors

RSDC has been constituted under the aegis of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), in collaboration with All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) and Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association (ATMA), with the aim to identify and fulfill skill development needs in the Rubber sector. The RSDC will encourage the industry to employ skilled and certified manpower. It will create a dynamic LMIS to keep track of the labour market skill gaps, frame Occupational Standards, facilitate development of practical and high quality training content, ensure adequate availability of faculty through “Train The Trainer” initiatives, build accreditation and certification mechanisms and encourage capacity building through private sector participation. In the process, RSDC will indulge in preparing a catalogue of skill sets, range and depth of skills to facilitate individuals to choose from. RSDC has been registered as a Section 25 company.

The purpose of RSDC is to ensure the generation of skilled manpower in both the tyre and the non-tyre sectors, provide employment opportunities to youth across the nation, create career paths in roles existing within the unorganized and organized segments of the rubber industry and ensure active participation of the industry in absorption of skilled
manpower generated through RSDC.

The IRI is closely associated with RSDC to formulate requirements of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Rubber Sector. IRI Chairman, Dr. R. Mukhopadhyay is one of the Directors of Governing Council of RSDC and Chairman of the Sub-Committee for preparation of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for rubber sector. Othermembers of this Sub committee from IRI are Mr. P. K. Chatterjee, Dr N. M. Mathew and Prof. P. Sridharan. So far more than 150 NOS have been released for different Job Roles and uploaded on RSDC website. IRI is one of the Affiliated Training Provider of RSDC.
Our IRI Kerala Branch has already signed Tripartite MoU with RSDC and Govt. of Kerala for providing training for the Job Role of Junior Rubber Technician and Quality Inspectors. So far 188 candidates have been trained in Kerala alone. Other branches are working with different State Governments for Skill upgradation in Rubber Sector.