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Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative (FICSI) offers skilling programs leading to certification, placement , capacity building and entrepreneurship focusing on the Food Processing Industry.

FICSI has created a vibrant ecosystem that includes standards, model curriculum and learning resources, a network of affiliated training centres and Vocational Colleges, supported by industry experts master trainers and assessors for providing industry relevant skills. The National Council for Vocational Education & Training (a regulatory body under the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship) has recognised FICSI as an awarding body.

FICSI is a not-for-profit industry led organization promoted by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Federation Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). It is registered as a Society under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860. The Governing Body of FICSI includes some of the top industry leaders representing India’s major food processing companies.

FICSI is working with both government and non -government agencies to skill existing workforce or skill those wanting to join the industry as employees or entrepreneurs. We have more than 62 different qualifications which are designed as per the standards of National Qualification Framework and approved by NCVET, based on which skilling programs are designed With over 210 accredited training centres and 269 affiliated B.Voc colleges FICSI has its footprint in most States of India.

FICSI is supporting various skilling initiatives of Central & State Governments as well as top Corporates and NGO’s. It has been assigned projects under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). It is also the facilitating body for the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) of the Union Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.

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Our Vision

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“FICSI’s Food Processing Skills Training is not limited to creating entrepreneurs and talent for the industry but also for addressing macro issues like unlocking the true value of Indian agricultural output, sustainability, women empowerment, health, nutrition and food security.”

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To participate in the growth of the Food Processing industry by providing talent that can enhance its competitiveness and make India on global food hub. ..
Aiming at generating a critical mass of industry-employable-skilled-persons to meet the skill gap in the Food Processing industry, FICSI inter-alia is mandated to :
  • Identifiy skill development needs including preparing a catalogue of types of skills, range and depth of skills to facilitate individuals to choose from them.
  • Develop a sectoral skill development plan and maintain skill inventory.
  • Determine skills/competency standards and qualifications and getting them notified as per National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF).
  • Standardization of affiliation, accreditation, assessment and certification processes in accordance with NSQF...
  • Plan and facilitate the execution of Training of Trainers and Training of Assessors.
  • Promotion of academies of excellence.
  • Laying special emphasis on the skilling needs of women, differently abled and minority community.
  • Ensure that the persons trained and skilled i are provided career opportunities

Skill India Mission

Skill India is an initiative of the Government of India which has been launched to empower the youth of the country with skill sets which make them more employable and more productive in their work environment.

Skill India offers courses across various sectors in the country which are aligned to the standards recognised by both, the industry and the government under the National Skill Qualification Framework. The courses help a person focus on practical delivery of work and help him enhance his technical expertise so that he is ready for day one of his job and companies don’t have to invest into training him for his job profile.

The Skill Mission launched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 15 July 2015, has gathered tremendous steam under the guidance of Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. More than one crore youth join the Skill India mission annually.

FICSI has been associated with the Skill India Mission at both Central and State levels.

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