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17-November-2016

A partner of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), ‘LabourNet Services India’ has launched the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme for tailors working in the apparel sector. Raymond, a leader in high-end men's apparel, is the industry partner for the scheme that is introduced under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).

With RPL certification the tailors can opt for fresh trainings to upgrade their skills. A 12-hour orientation session was conducted as a part of preparatory training for RPL in apparel skills. This involved 6 hours of training in technical skills followed by 4 hours of soft skills and 2 hours induction into assessments, related concepts, processes and more.

“Skilled tailors with certification get paid higher when compared to uncertified ones thereby, the tailors received an RPL certificate post the session which enables them to work at various apparel companies across the country at a reasonable wage,” Gayathri Vasudevan, co-founder of LabourNet said.

RPL addresses issues in skill development of unorganised workforce. Through RPL assessments and certifications, candidates will be able to align competencies that they have acquired informally with the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) for better opportunities in employment and higher education.

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