Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative (FICSI)—widely known as Food Processing Sector Skill Council—is a Not-for-Profit Organization, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The organization Promoted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) with financial support by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
We have been set up as an autonomous industry-led body by NSDC. We create Occupational Standards and Qualification Packs, develop competency framework, conduct Train the Trainer Programs, conduct skill gap studies and Assess and Certify trainees on the curriculum aligned to National Occupational Standards developed by us.The skill council will also accredit well equipped service providers who will partner to disseminate the training.
The Council is also implementing Standards, Training, and Accreditation & Reward (PMKVY) scheme of Government of India. Under the PMKVY Scheme, FICSI has introduced the training programme in affiliated institutes as well.
We have been running B. Voc. courses in Education Institutions and also working with other states in NON PMKVY schemes like DDGKY, ASAP, NULM
To ensure that the Food Processing industry can grow with skilled manpower, increase productivity and profitability.
Aiming at generating a critical mass of industry-employable-skilled-persons to meet the skill gap in the Food Processing industry, FICSI inter-alia is mandated to:
- Identification of skill development needs including preparing a catalogue of types of skills, range and depth of skills to facilitate individuals to choose from them.
- Development of a sector skill development plan and maintain skill inventory.
- Determining skills/competency standards and qualifications and getting them notified as per NSQF.
- Standardization of affiliation, accreditation, examination and certification process in accordance with NSQF as determined by NSQC. May also conduct skill-based assessment and certification for QP /NOS aligned training programs.
- Participation in the setting up of affiliation, accreditation, examination and certification norms.
- Plan and facilitate the execution of Training of Trainers along with NSDC and States.
- Promotion of academies of excellence.
- Lay special emphasis on the skilling needs of ST/SC, differently abled and minority population
- Ensure that the persons trained and skilled in accordance with the norms laid down by them are assured of employment at decent wages.
The SSCis an independent industry led unit that sincerely dedicates itself to continuous skill development and skill upgradation in Food Processing Sector.
Each member of the organization is passionate towards achieving best outcomes in Training & Development of a huge number of youths
The organization is committed to implement and execute best skill development programs towards the benefit and empowerment of manpower in Food Processing
The organization deliverable is as per industry driven quality standards and demands.
“Creating a robust and vibrant eco-system for quality education and skill development in the Food Processing Sector in the country”.
Skill India Mission
Skill India is an initiative of the Government of India which has been launched to empower the youth of the country with skill sets which make them more employable and more productive in their work environment.
Skill India offers courses across 40 sectors in the country which are aligned to the standards recognised by both, the industry and the government under the National Skill Qualification Framework. The courses help a person focus on practical delivery of work and help him enhance his technical expertise so that he is ready for day one of his job and companies don’t have to invest into training him for his job profile
The Skill Mission launched by the Prime Minister on 15 July 2015, has gathered tremendous steam under the guidance of Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Shri Anant Kumar Hegde, Minister of State, MSDE. More than one crore youth join the Skill India mission annually