Construction Workers’ Skill Development Program

The Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) is developing a Construction Workers Skill Development Program (CWSDP) for imparting Skill Development to the BoCW registered workers. Almost all workers in spite of working for years do not possess any recognition of their skills in terms of Govt. certification. Due to this, they continue to be exploited by labour contractors. The CWSDP scheme is for the workers working in the Delhi state whether domicile or migrant who will be trained by authorized Training Partners and those successfully clearing the assessment will be granted Govt certificates in which their skill levels will be mentioned.

Construction industry at large is facing an acute shortage of skilled manpower. Almost all developers and principal contractors have brought out this fact at various forums. The covid-19 situation has only increased the issue of skilled manpower availability on the ground. In addition, various studies carried out by industrial bodies suggest that a huge gap exists in the skill levels possessed by the manpower and the requirements of the industry.

The following benefits accrue to the BoCW registered workers who will undertake the CWSDP:

  • Improvement in domain skills thereby making the worker more proficient and confident.
  • Government Certification of the experienced workforce to Qualification Pack (QP) aligned to Job Roles and National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) mapping.
  • Opportunity to go abroad for work since the certificate is recognized globally.
  • Getting paid as per certified skill level results in an increase in real income.
  • Option to go for higher-level training and certification after 1-2 years.
  • Improvement in work(wo)manship & quality output.
  • Improvement in the understanding of standard safety norms thereby increasing the longevity of work and social security.
  • Improvement in ability to work without supervision.

The following five courses have been selected and their course content finalized:

  • Assistant Mason
  • Assistant Bar Bender & Steel Fixer
  • Assistant Shuttering carpenter
  • Assistant Electrician
  • Assistant Construction Painter & Decorator

The project is expected to be launched at the end of June 2022.