National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) invites EOI from organisations for empanelment as members of the India International Skill Centre (IISC) Network. Applicant Organisations under this EOI can include entities involved in activities related to overseas workforce mobility like incremental skill training on international standards / overseas employer standards or Testing/verification of skills for overseas employment or overseas placement.

Applicant organisation should fulfil following criteria to become eligible for this EOI:

• Business operations in India for 1 year or more

• Annual financial turnover of INR 25 lakhs or more for the financial year 2018-19

• Self-operated skill training centres

• Placed candidates overseas in the last 3 financial years

• Active overseas employer connects for hiring of candidates from India

A separate process has been undertaken for empanelment of the following NSDC Partners/associated organisations and hence are requested not to apply for this EOI:

• NSDC Funded/Non-Funded Partners,

• Organisations operating Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK),

• Technical Intern Training Program (TITP) Sending Organisations (SOs) and

• Organisations implementing Pre-Departure Orientation Training (PDOT) program under Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY)

The IISC Network is envisioned to be the nodal platform to facilitate international workforce mobility  opportunities for Indians. This network will be central to the GOI’s plan to make India the skill capital of the world. It will be a fee based, market driven model, determined by global workforce supply and demand dynamics. It will comprise of Member Organisations operating through several fixed centres to be referred to as IISCs. Through the IISC Network, Member Organisations will be supported to work  across various country clusters including:

• Gulf cooperation council (GCC)
• Japan, Russia, South East Asia
• North America
• Australia, New Zealand
• Europe

At present, NSDC has actively worked in markets like Japan through the Technical Intern Training  Program (TITP) and the GCC countries including UAE and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through Government to Government (G2G) and Business to Business (B2B) workforce mobility collaborations. Progress has also been made for developing partnership across countries like Canada, Australia, Finland, Morocco, Sweden, Russia, Jordan, Maldives, among others.

NSDC proposes to offer following benefits to IISC network members (please refer to Section 4 for more details):

• Knowledge and Research for International workforce mobility

• Government/B2B facilitation

• International Skill Standard Benchmarking & Harmonization

• Advocacy and Branding

• Demand Aggregation Portal

• Funding Support – Candidate and Business loans

• Standard operating guidelines

• Assessment and certification processes

• IT platform –Data Management and Monitoring system

Interested Applicants must submit Expression of Interest referred as ‘Proposal for the Empanelment of IISC Network Member Organizations’ a standard format as given in EOI document (Click Here for Downlode EOI). For change or clarification of terms,refer Corrigendum document (Click Here for Corrigendum). The Proposal shall be submitted over an email (iiscproposal@nsdcindia.org). The Proposals will be accepted until 10th March 2020.

National Skill Development Corporation
Manish Kumar

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