CBSE and FFSC to initiate Pilot Project on Introduction of Interiors & Furniture Skill Modules in Schools
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will introduce Interior and Furniture based Skill modules for students in schools. The move is in line with the CBSE's vision to prepare students for the future by equipping them with the skills they need to succeed in the global economy. It is also in keeping with the government's 'Skill India' initiative, which aims to provide employment-oriented training to the youth.
The modules have been designed to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in interior design and furniture making. They will be taught as part of the regular curriculum in all CBSE-affiliated schools. The modules cover a wide range of topics such as furniture making, furniture design, space planning, color theory, lighting, etc. They also include practical woodworking, modular furniture assembly, and installation sessions. The modules will be offered as elective subjects and conducted by trained professionals. Students who complete the modules will be awarded a certificate by the CBSE. The modules will go a long way in helping students become well-rounded individuals ready to take on the challenges of the real world.
Content Creation Workshop for Skill India by NSDC
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has conducted a workshop on Quality standards for Content development and e-courses availability. The objective of the workshop was to sensitize the content developers about the importance of quality standards in content development. The workshop was attended by representatives from various SSCs and their content SPOCs.
During the workshop, the participants were apprised of the various quality standards for content development. A checklist of required specs and SOPs was presented to participants for uniformity in content development across different entities.
They were also informed about the launch of a new web portal by NSDC which will host all the e-content developed by different organizations. The web portal will help in standardizing the e-content and will also provide a platform for learners to access different content under one platform under the vision of “Free Education for All” by GOI. It is a welcome step by NSDC to promote quality content development in the country.
Awareness Workshops on Draft National Credit Framework (NCrF)
The launch of NCrF would act as an umbrella to all the other different bodies, promoting the integration of Academic and Vocational domains. An awareness workshop was hosted by IIT Delhi for the Stakeholders Consultation on Draft National Credit Framework (NCrF) jointly developed by UGC, AICTE, NCVET, NCERT, CBSE, NIOS, DoSEL, DoHE, MoE and MSDE on 21st November 2022 at IIT Delhi.
These kind of workshops would be conducted across PAN India to get inputs from the different stakeholders till 30th Nov. Multiple meeting would be conducted to get the feedback.
Preparation for Launch of PMKVY 4.0
The fourth edition of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is expected to be launched by the Skills Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry (MSDE) shortly. Six Job Roles from FFSC has been selected for the same. FFSC will soon be aligning TOT/TOA Batches to create a pool of trainers and assessors for the selected job roles.
Workshop at NSTI, Noida
FFSC team was invited by the National Skill Training Institute (NSTI), Noida to conduct an orientation session and knowledge workshop where students were briefed about the importance of skilling through vocational education and the industry demands in the field of Interior Design.
Students were also given a demo of modular furniture assembly.
The hands-on activity of assembling a chair and a cabinet was also conducted for students by the team.
Meeting at NSDC for Agniveer
Under the Agniveer Yojna all the SSC’s inclung FFSC were invited for the briefing and introduction with the Army officers.
Under the Yojna different trainings and traits given to the officials were mapped against the SSC and small groups were formed for further detailed discussions.
The next meeting was within the group where qualifications were discussed to be mapped against the trait.
Launch of NCrF
Union Minister of Education and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan launched a draft of National Credit Framework (NCrF) on October 19th in New Delhi for public consultation. Propagating the vision of National Education Policy (NEP) NCrF enables the integration of academic and vocational eductaion. Mr. Pradhan said that the NCrF would act as an umbrella for skilling, upskilling, re skilling, accredation and evaluation encompassing our people in eductaion and skilling institutions.
“NCrF recognises no hard separation between different areas of learning, i.e. arts and sciences, vocational and academic streams, curricular and extra-curricular for the purpose of assignment of credits and credit levels,” the draft stated.
Appreciation to NOS Group Members in Furniture Skills Global Conclave
FFSC recognized the contributions of several industry organizations, stalwarts and professionals for their unwavering support and contribution towards the fulfilment of Mission 2025 being the NOS group member of Furniture Installation & Interior Designing occupations.
• Interior Designing NOS Member
• Furniture Installation NOS Member