GAIL - IL&FS Institute of Skills (IIS) adjudged Best Training Centre by NSDC
IL&FS Institute of Skills (IIS), Dediapada recently received the award for Best Training Centre during the 5th Partners meet of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). IIS - Dediapada is a joint initiative of GAIL India Ltd and IL&FS Skills, where committed corporates like GAIL are supporting the skilling of rural youth by taking it to their doorsteps.
Taking on the challenge of working in a remote location like Dediapada, IL&FS Skills started this Institute of Skills (IIS) to skill the local youth in construction sector to enhance their employment opportunities. A community integrated model, candidates from 24 villages have been mobilized to undertake the skill program. Thus far, about 1000 people have successfully completed the program.
The unique methodology of IL&FS Skills, which includes use of K-YAN, Multimedia content and simulated learning environment has ensured participation of the community. During the focused group discussions, the need for creating Community Buildings and Assets was evident, therefore as part of the skill training program and as a measure to engage the community, every trainee of IIS, Dediapada completes a live project in form of a community building or asset using their training in construction skills.