Handicrafts and Carpet Sector Skill Council (HCSSC) has been established in the year 2014 with a core objective to provide deployable resources to the Handicrafts and Carpet Sector by enabling competency-based training as per the standards set in consultation with the industry. HCSSC is a recognized awarding body of the National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET) and is jointly promoted by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and Ministry of Textiles, In-line Ministry of HCSSC, Government of India.
The HCSSC’s mission involves the overall development of skills and standards related to the Handicrafts and Carpet sector. Ten years after its inception, HCSSC aims at developing NOSs for over 125 job roles, certifying up to 2 million candidates, training as many as 5 thousand trainers and affiliating about 140 training institutes.
HCSSC envisions the development of the Handicrafts and Carpet sector. Its views incline to the skill development of every individual and group connected to the sector. HCSSC visualizes the Handicrafts and Carpet sector making its mark in the society – a society acknowledging the art, and also being employment-friendly for the trained artisans.