Rubber Skill Development Council has initiated the project, Samaarth – Empowering Millions lives in Rubber in Nov 2018. It aims at up-skilling and reskilling the masses, in tyre service and natural rubber plantation sector, and people employed at various rubber manufacturing units across the country.
Under the esteemed Samaarth project of RSDC, RSDC’s affiliated training partners have launched Mobile Skill Van across states, to increase the reach on ground particularly for the Job role of Tyre Service & Maintenance- Tyre Fitter, which is spread across the highways, villages, towns and cities. Instead of a class room training, these specially developed mobile skill vans are fitted with necessary equipment and manned by the trained staff to move across state and national highways, villages and towns are reaching out to the tyre mechanics across country to assess them on skills acquired and also certify them.
RSDC is on a mission to up-skill youth across several states for Tyre service and maintenance job role under the skill development initiative of Skill India. This will not only create awareness for tyre safety and precautions, but will also offer an opportunity to these youths to become entrepreneurs.
Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship has mandated Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC) to accelerate the drive of re-skilling tyre mechanics in the interest of road safety and efficient transport. The Ministry has set a target of 1 Lakh tyre mechanics known as tyre fitters to be reskilled and certified during the current FY 2019-2020 itself.
A series of Mobile Skill vans have been launched with a view to move them across different state highways, villages and towns, creating awareness about skill requirement for tyre service and maintenance and safety on roads associated with the upkeep of the tyres.So far, 40 Mobile Skill Vans has been launched across 21 states, covering 119 districts, under the Pradhan MantriKaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY) Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme.
“Up-skilling and re-skilling thousands of tyre fitters represents a significant step in the journey to a skilled India. Introduction of mobile skilling centres will be a game changer for skilling of those who can’t reach a formal skilling centre”.
Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Hon’ble Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
“Tyres are known as wheels of a nation and tyres services and maintenance is a huge sector that needs a skilling boost. Currently this segment which has a major role to play in making road transport efficient and ensuring road safety is largely unorganized. Hence skilling and reskilling in Tyre services has been taken by RSDC as a major area”.
Mr Vinod Simon, Chairman RSDC
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Scheme launched by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has brought a transformation in people’s lives. Not only it has led to recognition and certification of existing skillsets and thereby acting as a morale booster, the RPL program has also helped people gain important insights into the various aspects of jobs that they have been performing for several years.