New Delhi: Rubber, Chemical &Petrochemical Skill Development Council (RCPSDC) celebrated its Annual Awards at the Le Meridien, New Delhi to facilitate the best performers in the Rubber, Chemical & Petrochemical skilling ecosystem. Shri Rajesh Aggarwal ji, IAS, Secretary at Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt of India was present as the Chief guest. The annual awards event saw active participation from Government departments, policymakers, Rubber, Chemical & Plastic Industries, Training and Assessment agencies, and key stakeholders from all parts of the country. Leading Thought Leader Mr. Kishore P Sampat, President of All India Plastic Manufacturers Association and Industry veteran Mr. Rajendra Gandhi, Managing Director of GRP Ltd graced the occasion as Guests of Honour. Shri Rajesh Aggarwal Ji also inaugurated the Project “Utthaan”, one of the flagship ambitious projects aimed at upskilling of the workforce (unorganized or organized) in plastic waste segregation, processing and recycling jobs roles and to help them perform their jobs more effectively and enhance their productivity. RCPSDC also launched eKaushalacharya, an online platform for digital learning in Rubber, Chemical & Plastic industries. It provides opportunities to training partners and skill seekers to exchange knowledge and increase the pool of employable candidates in the industry.
Shri Rajesh Aggarwal Ji, IAS, Secretary at Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt of India, said that “The new age gig economy requires digital skills combined with service sector expertise. Integrating digital skilling with entrepreneurship training will also enable self-employment, talent utilization of aspirational India.” Mr. Rajendra Gandhi, Managing Director of GRP Ltd, said that “RCPSDC understands that short term modular courses and certification are the need of the industry for frontline shop floor workers and supervisors. It is also very important to build capacity and affordability in the training infrastructure to encourage people from less educated and lower-income groups to opt for such courses and develop a fruitful career in the rubber industry.” Mr. Kishore P Sampat, President of All India Plastic Manufacturers Association, said that “Our main focus is on export amendment, employment generation, skill development, plastic waste management and technology modernization, for which we have members in 175 cities across the country, and 90% members from the MSME sector. Plastic Industry has more than 50 lakhs employee currently and incoming 8-10 years we required 12-15 lakh employees and we are growing with 12-15% annually.”
Recounting the achievements of RCPSDC in its 10-year journey, Chairman of the council, Mr. Rummy Chhabra said, “Rubber, Chemical and Petrochemical Skill Development Council has trained over 2,50,000 lakh trainees across Rubber plantations, Rubber manufacturing and Tyre repair & services verticals for different job roles in the Rubber sector. We are gearing up in the right earnest to serve the nation through skill training in the Chemical and Petrochemical vertical with as much commitment as we have demonstrated in the Rubber sector. RCPSDC is poised to emerge as one of the most diversified Sector Skill Council in the country.” Mr. Vinod Simon, former Chairman of RCPSDC said: “I congratulate all the winners and extend my wishes to RCPSDC for completing the glorious 9 years with the tremendous hard work in the skilling ecosystem. RCPSDC is tasked with developing a robust training delivery mechanism that follows international standards and quality parameters.” Ms. Shewani Nagpal, COO of RCPSDC said, “We are committed to continue working towards making the Rubber, Chemical and Petrochemical sector competitive through skill training and unlock the job potential in the sector.”