NSDC STAR Scheme
IACM, a Delhi based major training company enthusiastically involved in imparting various employability trainings to the unemployed youth through various Central and State Government Schemes under Public Private Partnership (PPP) model besides its own employability vocational skilling programs, launched training under National skill certification and monetary reward scheme.
The scheme was first proposed by the Finance Minister in the last Union Budget to allocate Rs 1,000 crore for a scheme that will motivate the youth of this country to acquire a vocational skill. The scheme that is branded as STAR (Standard Training Assessment and Reward) for promotional purposes envisages that a monetary reward that will in financially help those who wish to acquire a new skill or upgrade their skills to a higher level.
While launching the scheme in the capital on August 16th, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said, “This is one of the most ambitious schemes in the country. We have four pillars supporting this. The sector skill councils, the training partners, the assessing agencies and the young men and women without whom there is no scheme.”
The skill development scheme is implemented by NSDC. The monetary reward is strictly depended on obtaining a certificate that will be issued by qualified assessors after necessary tests have been passed. The skills are also benchmarked to National Occupational Standards that have been developed by NSDC with the support of the Sector Skill Councils.
Currently IACM is affiliated with Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India – GJSCI, Retailers Association’s Skill Council of India – RASCI and Automotive Skills Development Council – ASDC and affiliation is under process with 4 other SSCs.
“With the experience of providing training in vocational skills since last 15+ years, IACM has its own advantage of adapting to newer courses, examination process and building contents. Based on our experience, we targeting to train 50000+ Trainees across India through our network of training facilities.” said Ravinder Goyal, Director IACM SmartLearn Ltd.
“We are among very few companies, who have already developed the courseware aligned to the QPs, which is the key towards delivering quality training.” opined Goyal.