Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University (HVSU) has organized a meeting with Security Sector Skill Development Council (SSSDC) at Haryana Institute of Public Administration (HIPA), Gurgaon on 5 June 2017 to explore possible avenues of cooperation between the two agencies towards imparting vocational education in the University.
The meeting was held between SSSDC team comprising Kunwar Vikram Singh, Chairman, Maj Gen K Majumdar, COO, and Aaisha Thakur, Manager Enterprises, SSSDC; and Raj Nehru, Vice Chancellor and Ms. Chanchal, Asst. Deputy Director, HVSU.
The Chairman delivered a brief presentation to the Vice Chancellor about SSSDC and CAPSI, and emphasized that the private security industry has a workforce of 70 Lacs, of which 14 Lacs are security supervisors. This industry has a growth rate of 25% and rate of attrition at 30%. Besides, he also informed that SSSDC has about 300 affiliated training partners all over India and have a capacity of building more as per requirement. The Chairman sought collaboration between the authorities to enable the formal skilling and education of unskilled private security personnel in an efficient way, and put forth following suggestions from his end.
- SSSDC will help develop curriculum for the Level 6, 7 & 8 security courses jointly with the University.
- They will enable providing training and certification to the security supervisors.
- SSSDC can also help the university with mobilization – making the training infrastructure available through their training partners, contacting end users for on-job training, and finally for placement.
- The Chairman offered a platform of the Security Skills & Leadership Summit, scheduled on 15 October 2017 to launch the B.Voc. courses with the university in presence of an audience comprising heads of the security industry, end users, and several senior government officials.
- He also advised that on-line cum contact programs for existing security supervisors be organized jointly.
The Vice Chancellor Raj Nehru appreciated the support of SSSDC and mentioned that the university is aiming at B.Voc. courses in security science where the student will earn credits as per NSQF level 6, 7 & 8, and would have the option of exit and entry so that he is employable at every level. The University also wants to introduce graduation courses for students with on-job training, for which they want to tie up with 5-6 top security companies. He also informed that the students would be eligible to get stipend.
He, however, made it clear that HVSU’s focus is in Haryana.
The meeting concluded on a positive note. SSSDC will support in developing curriculum for the graduation courses for security guards. They will form a committee for the empanelment of the University Security course students with the top security employers, and a short term course will be defined for the already employed supervisor to guide them to a path of career progression.