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Skill Development Programme for Operators and Helpers of Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plants

2- 3 August 2017, New Delhi

The role of a skills development programme is for up-skilling and multi-skilling of human resources. The training programmes also assist workplaces to develop meaningful career and learning pathways for their employees in a highly accessible manner. This in-turn leads to the improvement of workplace practices, employability and mobility of the work force. Promotion of skills development of operators of the ETPs/CETPs from industries and industrial estates will enhance the performance of waste water treatment sector as a whole.

Under Sustainable and Environment-friendly Industrial Production (SEIP) project, a training programme was organised in Delhi on operation & maintenance of the Industrial and Housing Societies Wastewater Treatment Plant together with Skill Council for Green Jobs (SCGJ) at Mayapuri CETP Society.

The training programme, inaugurated by Mr. Sharat Kumar, SE (Env) DSIIDC, witnessed the participation of operators/technicians/lab chemists from all 13 CETP’s along with individual ETP’s from different industries. The General Secretary, Confederation of CETP Society in his address to the participants stressed the importance of formal training for the CETP/ETP technicians, helpers.

The training program was delivered based on the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) designed by SCGJ for the operators and technicians. The Qualification Pack has 3 compulsory National Occupational Standards –

  • SGJ/N6601: Operate the Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • SGJ/N6602: Monitor and Maintain Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • SGJ/N6605: Work Safety at Wastewater treatment plant.

First day of the training session was theory based as per national occupational standards whereas the second day was more practice oriented. The successful participants, after passing an examination on the second day of the training, were awarded certificates by SCGJ. The overall learning outcomes of this training were understanding basic terminology, importance of monitoring and maintenance, work safety and communication skills. Participants from this training programme would be shortlisted for the “Water Skills” competition to be held on 28th September 2017 at IFAT India 2017, Mumbai.