Bihar Skill Development Mission launches ‘Recruit, Train, Deploy’ model

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The RTD model will ensure flexible training programmes and on-the-job training to workers.

Taking a step further in skilling the youths of Bihar, the Bihar Skill Development Mission has launched the Recruit, Train and Deploy (RTD) model in the State. The aim of this model is to add to the skilling mission in the State and effectively help train its youth.

The decision was taken at an event where over 10 SSCs from various industries—textile, tourism, hospitality, electronics, domestic, nedia and film— were present. They all welcomed the RTD model as it will provide a flexibility to industry partners in implementing the training programmes and also provide on-the-job training to workers.

The SSCs stressed on the role they can play in the RTD model, by bringing in industry associations and developing quality training programmes.

The provision was also welcomed by the training providers in the state.

Speaking about the RTD model, Deepak Kumar Singh, IAS, Principal Secretary, Labour Resources Department and CEO, Bihar Skill Development Mission (BSDM) said “RTD is the first of its kind scheme modelled on providing flexibility to industry, to train candidates from any location without restrictions pertaining to location specificity. The willingness of our department to collaborate with industry, SSCs, and most importantly, with training providers to address the concerns will develop BSDM into the best model for skilling”.

He further added “RTD is an effort in the right direction to help industries and TPs. Kudos to the State Project Management Unit team from EY LLP, ably led by project director, Mr Amit Kumar Pandey, for the overall implementation of different skill training programmes undertaken by BSDM,”.

S Roy from CREDAI said “We have onsite skilling models with makeshift classrooms for the purpose of training aspiring candidates”.

Some of the stakeholders present at the event were NSDC, Sector Skill Councils, Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, IBM, GE, CREDAI, TCS, HCL, Apollo Medicals, Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, ICICI Foundation, ASMAC and government officials.

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