IL&FS Skills debuts RPL programme for apparel sector

February 17, 2017 - India

IL&FS Skills Development Corporation Ltd unveiled the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme for the apparel sector, under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 2.0, at Faridabad based Shivalik Prints, a knitwear producer and exporter. IL&FD Skills is a joint initiative of IL&FS Education and National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC).

RPL is a platform to provide recognition to informal learning or learning to get equal acceptance, as the formal levels of education.

The aim of RPL is to align competencies of the unorganised workforce of India to National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF), a competency-based programme that organises qualifications according to a series of levels of knowledge, skills and aptitude.

The programme aims to impart skills training for existing workers to align the competencies of the unregulated workforce to the NSQF under PMKVY 2.0 RPL scheme.

RPL will focus on enhancing the career and employability opportunities of an individual as well as provide alternative routes to higher education. (AR)