ELECTRONICS SECTOR SKILL COUNCIL OF INDIA (ESSCI)
Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) is a not-for-profit organisation, registered under the Indian Companies Act, 1956. The Council is promoted by six industry associations—CEAMA, ELCINA, IESA (formerly ISA), IPCA, MAIT and ELCOMA, with financial support from National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
ESSCI focuses on establishing an effective and efficient ecosystem for developing and imparting outcome-oriented skills for the electronics system design and manufacturing industry (ESDM). ESSCI’s mandate comprises deliverables such as the development of curriculum/courses, an information database, and delivery systems. ESSCI is responsible for standardisation, accreditation and certification processes to enhance the employability of the Indian workforce, globally.
Electronics Sector Skills Council of India aims to enable a world class electronics manufacturing industry with an ecosystem for skills development to enhance the employability of the vast Indian human resources pool.
ESSCI strives to establish a structured mechanism wherein it will facilitate and collaborate with NSDC in strengthening the existing vocational education system for skills development in the electronics sector and upgrade its vocational training system in order to achieve global standards in manpower productivity. The approach of ESSCI is to build a robust ecosystem of partners and knowledge contributors, leading to research and analysis, and to develop a training mechanism that will lead to accreditation and certification of trained resources. ESSCI has over 157 training partners with over 1750 training centres across the country, all of which are well equipped to undertake skills development across job roles in all segments of ESDM. ESSCI has developed 156 Qualification Packs (QPs) and 450 National Occupation Standards (NOS) to cater to skills enhancement across the electronics sector. The following are the most popular:
• TV repair technician
• Field technician: Air conditioners
• Field technician: Refrigerators
• Field technician-Washing machines
• Field engineer - RACW
• Assembly operator - Televisions
• Performance tester - RACWO
• DTH set-top box installer and service technician
• DAS set-top box installer and service technician
• Smartphone repair technician
• Installation technician - Computing and peripherals
• Field technician - Computing and peripherals
• Field technician-Networking and storage • CCTV installation technician
• Service engineer
• Field technician-UPS systems and inverters
• Solar panel installation technician
• Installation and service engineer
• Circuit imaging operator
• Through-hole assembly operator • Pick-and-place assembly operator
• Verification engineer
• Embedded software engineer
• Design engineer
• Mechanical assembly operator ESSCI has been an active participant in the government skills development schemes. The following government schemes have been supported by the ESSCI.
1. Skill Development in the ESDM
2. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas
3. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen
5. Standard Training Assessment
and Reward (STAR) Scheme 6. Uttar Pradesh Skill Development mission
ESSCI has trained over 400,000 candidates in the above schemes so far and endeavours to train over 2 million more in the coming two years. The government has set up ambitious targets to empower citizens through appropriate skilling in order to provide employment to millions and ensure the Make in India vision becomes a reality.