Primero Skills would be conducting recognition of prior learning (RPL) of 3,000 people in the steel sector in eastern India under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) being executed by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC).
Partnering with Bhushan Steel in this venture, 3,000 workers of Bhushan Steel would be provided two days of training followed by due certification. The programme would be undertaken in its flagship plant located in Dhenkanal district in Odisha.
Speaking on the occasion Jayanta Das, Managing Partner, Primero Skills said, “In the process of RPL, many employees pan India are getting due recognition and acknowledgement of their contribution to the companies they are working with. Our prior experience of training over 4,000 employees in RPL in tea gardens under Jardine Tea has given us a very positive response. Both management and tea workers in particular have benefitted through this process and are keenly looking forward to participate in the second phase. Under the new PMKVY scheme, it was a natural step for us to extend the RPL process to the other sectors as well.”
Primero Skills would be executing a 12-hour training session for the employees after which certified employees will get a direct benefit of Rs 500 cash in their accounts, a special kit and an insurance policy of five years in addition to a certificate.
The steel sector is the backbone of India’s growth story. Primero Skills has tied up with Bhushan Steel and would undertake certification under RPL of 3000 employees in the present phase. Das says, “The process of execution in terms of hours and benefits would be similar to that of tea garden workers. However under the new scheme, Primero Skills is very excited to extend the benefits of RPL for the first time to the steel sector. As a training company, we are venturing into the steel sector for the first time, which is in line with Primero’s tradition. The whole team has always had a strong thirst in venturing into new sectors every fiscal.”