Skill development process includes three specific stages. The first stage of the skilling process is Training. The second stage is Assessment, and the last stage is Certification.
Training is one of the fundamental elements of the skill development process. The training conducted by HCSSC can be segregated into three different segments.
Training of Trainees
The first and foremost segment is the training of trainees – these are the candidates aspiring to be trained in specific skills. These trainings are carried out by the various training partners affiliated to HCSSC. There are different programs under different crafts on which aspiring candidates can pursue trainings on. HCSSC primarily carries out two types of training programs – fresh training programs and RPL. In fresh trainings, candidates are trained from scratch in a given job role. On the other hand in RPL trainings, the candidates are meant to have prior knowledge on the job role and are just trained on additional requirements such as quality aspects.
Training of Trainers (TOT)
The trainers responsible to train the trainees must be knowledgeable and be equipped with skills to deliver training. They must be experts in their own subjects. The efficiency of the trainers would reflect the proficiency of the training they provide to the candidates in the specific skills. Therefore, HCSSC conducts training for trainers to train and guide the trainers to build their capacities to deliver training.
Training of Assessors (TOA)
Assessment is an indispensible process in regards to the skill development process. It is only through assessment that the quality of training and the trainees could be measured. Therefore, it is essential to assure the quality of assessment. With the purpose of providing a qualitative assessment, HCSSC conducts training for assessors at different times of the years. In these trainings the assessors are trained on the standards of assessment and its various criteria.
Training of Master Trainer (TOMT)
A domain skills expert possessing minimum educational qualification along with relevant sectoral work experience and training experience is known as a Master Trainer. A certified Master Trainer is a pre-requisite for conducting any ToT/ ToA programs.