GJSCI Ranked Among Top 3 Sec­tor Skill Coun­cils Of In­dia

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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

Jew­ellery mag­a­zine.

• Kolkata again wit­nessed some

en­thu­si­as­tic par­tic­i­pa­tion.

• 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.

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