GJSCI unveils digital learning platform for Retail Sales Associates

 GJSCI unveils digital learning platform for Retail Sales AssociatesThe Gem Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI), under the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) launched the new digital learning platform, to skill and upskill Jewellery Retail Sales Associates across India. This initiative will help individuals at remote locations get trained by themselves, along with their work, at a time of their convenience.

The digital platform, developed by Tech Partner – Qustn Technologies, was launched by Chief Guest, Ms. Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director – India Middle East, GIA, Guest of Honour, Prof. V.K. Murti, Academic Head, Centre for Family Business, S.P. Jain Institute of Management Research, Mumbai along with Prem Kumar Kothari, Chairman, GJSCI, Binit Bhatt, COO, GJSCI and Mrigank Tripathi, Founder CEO, Qustn Technologies.

Premkumar Kothari, Chairman, GJSCI said, “We are delighted to introduce the first one-of-its-kind Digital Learning platforms in our segment designed to meet adult learning needs and styles. We have developed 117 job roles and created National Occupational Standards for training, assessment and student manuals, which will be used as a benchmark for training in our industry. The Jewellery Retail Sales Associate (JRSA) job role has been translated into 9 languages to reach out to the smallest of towns in India, which will be imparted through E-learning, Classroom training as well as On-the-Job.”

GJSCI has certified over 56,000 candidates till date in various parts of India, with the help of 55 Training Partners and 11 Assessment agencies. GJSCI has also signed MoUs with state governments including West Bengal, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh to encourage the population to be a part of the gem jewellery industry, with the help of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Dakshagraam projects. Thus, we have activated certifying 50,000 artisans under RPL in West Bengal as well as initiate the Dakshagraam project. For Kerala, we intend to conduct Vocational Courses during vacations in schools and colleges and have enrolled 375 students with plans to add 990 artisans for RPL. We are also in the process of training 45 lakh youth in age group of 14-35 by 2016 – 2017 in Uttar Pradesh.

GJSCI has been requested to adopt various ailing ITIs, which are currently under the Ministry of Skill Development Entrepreneurship (MSDE), to convert to manufacturing training centres. It is also looking at spare capacity options in current manufacturing facilities, to utilize them to train new manpower currently required by manufacturing units, and are ready to absorb individuals once they are trained.

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