Credai Pune
NSDC

Kushal is a partnership project between CREDAI Pune Metro and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). This programme was conceived to improve the skills of the construction workforce in India. To put it simply, the aim of this programme is to upgrade the skills of 100,000 construction workers in the next 10 years time period. Launched in June 2011, this programme has been a pioneer in creating a unique on-the-job skill-training programme for the construction workers.

Kushal is changing the face of training and skill building for construction workers in India. In less than 2 years Kushal has developed a unique and successful model that helps construction workers to learn while they earn. The absence of proper training programmes has kept the construction worker from progressing in his field and the lack of a defined career path has thwarted his aspirations.  The Kushal training programme help construction workers learn technical skills faster and that in turn help them progress faster, increasing their income level at the same time.
 
This programme has done wonders for the construction industry. The construction workers have earned skills that have helped then progress faster and earn better. Contractors who have a skilled workforce can produce more with less. Developers now have construction sites where wastage is minimal, construction quality is high and customers are content.
 
Within a short span of time Kushal has received wide acclaim. This programme has already received prestigious national as well as international recognition

  • The “UK India Skill Forum Award”, under the Best Skills Provider – Government Funded category at the FICCI Annual Global Skills Summit, Sep 2011, New Delhi
  • “CIDC Vishwakarma Award” - Achievement Award for Construction Skills Development, June 2012, New Delhi
     
  • ‘Construction Week India Awards’  - First runner up in the ‘Excellence in CSR Award’, Sep 2012, Mumbai

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)

The National Skill Development Corporation was set up as part of a national skill development mission to fulfill the growing need in India for skilled manpower across sectors and narrow the existing gap between the demand and supply of skills.

It is a one of its kind, Public Private Partnership in India. It aims to promote skill development by catalyzing creation of large, quality for-profit vocational institutions. It provides fund to build scalable, for-profit vocational training initiatives. Its mission is also to provide efficient support systems such as quality assurance, adept information systems and train the trainer academies either directly or through partnerships.
 
Its objective is to contribute significantly (about 30 per cent) to the overall target of skilling / up -skilling 500 million people in India by 2022, mainly by fostering private sector initiatives in skill development programmes and providing adequate funds.
 
Confederation of Real Estate Developers of India (CREDAI)
Established in 1999, The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India, better known as CREDAI, is the apex body for private real estate developers in India, representing over 8,800 developers from 20 states and 114 city level member associations across the country. CREDAI has worked hard to make the industry more organized and progressive by networking closely with government representatives, policy makers, investors, finance companies, consumers and real estate professionals.
 
Acting as the voice of India’s Real Estate industry, CREDAI has been the guiding force for the growing Real Estate sector in India bringing in more transparency to rid the sector free of its most potent virus: corruption and red-tapism.
 
CREDAI Pune Metro
CREDAI-Pune Metro (formerly PBAP) was established in 1982 and since then has been operating for the promotion of the Real Estate Sector for the benefit of its members.
 
It has a strong membership of nearly 400 members, consisting of leading promoters and builders of Pune, who account for about 70% of the construction activities in the city. It has seventeen expert committees in the areas of taxation, finance, government liasioning, city greening, labour welfare, environment and energy, exhibition and website, training etc. The members of the CREDAI-Pune Metro have to observe a Code-of-Conduct in order to bring about greater transparency.