Skill India certifies 500 skilled candidates formally under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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News:Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship(MSDE) has distributed Recognition of Prior Learning(RPL) certificates to 500 candidates to boost their morale.

Facts:

About Recognition of Prior Learning(RPL):

  • Recognition of Prior Learning(RPL) refers to an assessment process used to evaluate a person’s existing skill sets, knowledge and experience gained either by formal, non-formal or informal learning.
  • It is a key element under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana(PMKVY) scheme of the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).

Objectives of RPL:

  • It aims to align the competencies of the un-regulated workforce of the country to the standardized National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF).
  • To enhance the employability opportunities of an individual as well as provide alternative routes to higher education and
  • To provide opportunities for reducing inequalities based on privileging certain forms of knowledge over others.

Additional information:

About Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana(PMKVY): 

  • The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) launched Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) in the year 2015.This Scheme was further extended in the year 2016. 
  • The objective of this scheme is to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood.