New Delhi: Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI), the apex body of registered builders are planning to train 13,000 construction workers across the country by 2020. The government-backed skill training will help the agency to meet this requirement.
According to CREDAI, the construction industry is grappling with a shortage of skilled workforce. To tackle this situation, the real estate and construction sector alone needs 45 million additional skilled workers over the next ten years.
“The body is working big time on skilling construction workers to meet the growing demands in the sector in coming years”, said Pankaj Bajaj, CREDAI’s Delhi-NCR President.
The programme to train 13,000 workers in 2019-20 is under the CSR project of CREDAI. Since 2015, they are in partnership with PNB Housing Finance Limited(PNBHFL) and have been imparting skill development training.
CREDAI, which has 12,500 members in 205 cities and 23 states, is working closely with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Construction Skill Development Council of India (CSDCI) under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme. It has also signed a pact with CSDCI to certify one lakh construction workers under RPL 4 scheme by March 2020.