GJSCI Ranked Among Top 3 Sector Skill Councils Of India
Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) has been rated among the top three Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) on performance for Apprenticeship for the year 2018 by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). GJSCI’s achievements are further noteworthy as it is the only SSC from the ‘Manufacturing’ category in the top four SSCs and also the best SSC in terms of conversion ratio of openings versus actual contracts.
To date, the GJSCI’s Apprenticeship Programme has registered 95 establishments, created 940 opportunities, registered 640 candidates, and has led to the signing of 590 contracts.
GJSCI has been promoting the recently revamped Apprenticeship Scheme under the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) to create a skilled workforce through its continuous efforts, by means of promotional activities and by organising Apprenticeship Road Shows across India. These shows offer a platform to connect with industry partners and are a great medium of communicating the scheme details and benefits it
has to offer to the employers. The response received from the industry has been overwhelming and awaits conversion into actual contracts on a great scale.
Under the leadership of its recently appointed chairman, Sanjay Kothari, the GJSCI has so far conducted the following Apprenticeship Road Shows:
• In Mumbai exclusively for members of the gems and jewellery industry within Seepz premises with the help of Seepz Gems & Jewellery Manufacturers’ Association (SGJMA).
• At IIGJ Mumbai which has also joined this initiative as a basic training provider for the apprentices who look forward to joining this industry. GJC was highly supportive in organising this event.
• At one of the largest clusters of jewellers in Mumbai in the heart of Zaveri Bazaar through the Zaveri Bazaar Awareness Programme and Apprenticeship Workshop with the help of GJEPC, GJC, IBJA, Mumbai Wholesale Gold Jewellery Association and Shree Mumbadevi Dagina Bazar Association.
• At Ahmedabad hosted by Jewellery Association Ahmedabad (JAA), Gem & Jewellery Trade Council of India (GJTCI) and GJEPC.
• Kerala received a houseful participation of around 200 members at Kerala Gems & Jewellery Show (KGJS) with help from Jewellery Manufacturers Association (JMA) and Art of
• Kolkata again witnessed some
• Jaipur Road Show was held with core committee members from various associations in Jaipur with the help of Jewellers Association, Jaipur.
Rajeev Garg, executive director and CEO, GJSCI, said, “GJSCI aims to cover maximum possible industry members under NAPS as the Apprenticeship Act is mandatory as well as highly beneficial for all establishments employing 40 or more employees or contract workers.” He further urged all industry partners to register online at apprenticeshipindia.org.