Mumbai | The Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) under the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has introduced a digital learning platform to facilitate self training for jewellery retail sales associates from remote areas in India.
We have introduced the first one-of-its-kind digital learning platforms in our segment designed to meet adult learning needs and styles. We have developed 117 job roles and created National Occupational Standards for training, assessment and student manuals, which will be used as a benchmark for training in our industry, GJSCI Chairman Premkumar Kothari said in a release issued here.
The Jewellery Retail Sales Associate (JRSA) job role has been translated into nine languages to reach out to the smallest of towns in the country, which will be imparted through e-learning, classroom training as well as on-the-job, he added.
This initiative will help individuals at remote locations get trained on their own, along with their work, at a time of their convenience, he said. GJSCI has certified over 56,000 candidates till date in various parts of India with the help of 55 training partners and 11 assessment agencies.
It has also signed agreements with state governments, including West Bengal, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh to encourage the population to be a part of the gem and jewellery industry, with the help of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Dakshagraam projects. The course covers key topics, including the basics of gold and jewellery products, selling process, customer service along with others.
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