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Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Tumkur Road Bangalore, India 13th International Trade Fair for Furniture Production Technologies, Woodworking Machinery, Tools, Fittings, Accessories, Raw Materials and Products

FFSC Celebrates 6th Foundation Day

Over the past six years, FFSC has created a First of its kind skilling ecosystem for the Furniture and Allied Industry with the support of more than 70+ stakeholders, including industry partners, academia, associations, and engagement partners.

Twenty-two job roles aligned to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) have created a benchmark of the industry’s quality workforce and drove the skilling initiatives. FFSC training programs have impacted more than 2 lakh candidates across pan-India. A pool of 180 + certified trainers and assessors along with 40 + training centres across the country and a pool of #SkillAmbassadors has helped FFSC achieve this milestone. The focus on demand-driven skills training and apprenticeship are the critical aspects of FFSC's roadmap ahead.

The occasion was graced by Special Guest, Mr. Ved Mani Tiwari, COO & officiating CEO, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).


Mr. Anil Goel, Chairman of FFSC and Managing Director of Hettich India Pvt. Ltd. emphasised on the importance of skill, re-skill and upskill in terms of the changing landscape of the industry and the emerging trends in the sector.

Mission 2025 and Key Initiatives:
As we move ahead in our Mission, our new Brand identity and initiatives shall enable us to Skill, Reskill & Upskill 500,000 aspirants by year 2025-26 and build a Kushal, Saksham and Atmanirbhar Bharat.

With the world looking at India for its manufacturing solutions, the Ministry of Commerce recognizing our Industry as a Champion sector for manufacturing, a National Education Policy giving due importance to the Vocational Education, National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET) synergizing and realigning the skill ecosystem, and the Ministry of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship brought under single point leadership of Shri Dharmendra Pradhan ji, and the stage is set right for making a Paradigm shift in India's skilling landscape.

Mr. Rahul Mehta, CEO of FFSC, made an appeal to the Industry and Skilling Partners is to make the most of this opportunity to strengthen the Training Infrastructure and ensure quality skilled capital by collaborating and contributing via the FFSC Regional Skill Chapters, FFSC Skill Pavilion, and Industry Led Skill Academies.

Dedicating the year to Future and Youth Skills, FFSC is celebrating the Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav-India@75. We invite everyone to participate in the FFSC Furniture Skills Global Conclave, through which we aim at generating 10,000+ Training, Apprenticeship, and Job (TAJ) Opportunities.

Highlights of the Goal-based key initiatives which were launched is given below.

     1. FFSC Regional Skill Chapters (FRSC)

Regional Skill Chapters will be formed to understand the Industry's Skill Gap at the regional level and provide Skilling solutions locally. FRSC will be built on a Hub & Spoke approach. The more prominent District will act as the Hub and the smaller ones as Spokes. FRSC will comprise the OEMs, Raw Material Suppliers, Machine & Hand Tool suppliers, Interior Designer, Institution, Academia, Social Help Groups/NGOs, etc. It will work closely with the District Skill Committees (DSCs) & State Skill Development Mission (SSDMs) to achieve the Skill India Mission.

     2. FFSC Skill Pavilion & Industry Led Skill Academy (Model Training Centre)

FFSC Skill Pavilion will have the dual identity of FFSC's headquarters and India's model Skills Training Academy for our sector. The academy will support the development of Training Delivery Programs & content for various Job Roles. It will facilitate conducting of Training of Trainer/Training of Assessor (TOT/TOA) Programs. Academy will train World Skills Candidates (Boot Camps, Experts & Jury Training, Final Training).

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) taken for Standards Team will act as Trainers, Assessors & Workshop Managers. It will enable FFSC to conduct customized Training programs for Industry Partners on higher-level job roles. It will serve as an Experiential Skills Academy model for developing Training Centres across India & facilitating their operations.

      3. Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav: India @ 75 - FFSC Furniture Skills Global Conclave

FFSC Furniture Skills Global Conclave will have the central theme of Future and Youth Skills, celebrating India@75 to be spread over 52 weeks with 100+ Industry Leaders participation, National & International. 25+ Events (Webinar, Industry Meets, Exhibitions, Placement Drives, Skill Competition, etc.) to be held covering 10+ Occupations and 100+ job roles and creating 10000+ Training – Apprenticeships – Job (TAJ) opportunities.

FFSC Furniture Skills Global Conclave will kick start in August 2021 with a Launch Event, followed by various events, culminating in the Finale August 2022.

Mr. Ved Mani Tiwari, COO of NSDC as the Special invitee, congratulated FFSC on the Foundation Day celebration linked with the Azadi ka Mahotsav theme and on launching the new brand image and logo. Mr. Tiwari focused on the government's interest to make the Indian Furniture Industry more export-oriented by creating hubs and dedicated training facilities.

For more details, Please visit : https://ffsc.in/

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