This project places significant emphasis on conducting a thorough investigation into the impact of a skill development program tailored specifically for construction workers. It stands as a collaborative initiative between the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), driven by a dual objective: firstly, to uplift the livelihoods of construction workers, and secondly, to cultivate an appreciation for their skill sets while facilitating the formalisation of social benefits.
To accomplish these objectives, the program comprises two primary components. The first component centres around the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which aims to re-skill construction workers by recognising their prior experiences and talents. This, in turn, enhances their employability and income potential. The second component, known as the FRESH Skill Program, is intricately designed to upskill workers in allied sectors such as furniture craftsmanship and plumbing. By diversifying their skill sets and broadening their horizons, this program creates new avenues for employment.
This project epitomises the unwavering commitment of both MoHUA and NSDC to improve the well-being, economic stability and societal recognition of construction workers. It stands as a testament to their dedication towards empowering the workforce and fostering inclusive economic growth within the construction industry.