Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative (FICSI) launches E-learning platform

New Delhi: The Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative (FICSI), a Sector Skill Council for Food Processing today announced the launch of its Learning Management System (LMS) under the name ‘FICSI Online Training & Assessment Academy’, with an aim to provide skilling in Food Processing sector through the channel of digital learning specially during the current situation.
Mr. Dilip Chenoy, Secretary General, FICCI joined as the Chief Guest for the launch of the ‘FICSI Online Training & Assessment Academy’ via Webinar held today afternoon, in the presence of Dr. C. Vasudevappa, Vice Chancellor, NIFTEM and Mr. Akshay Bector, President, FICSI & CMD, Cremica Food Industries Ltd as the Guests of Honor.
FICSI Online Training & Assessment Academy is a digital platform (web and android based) that has launched a self-paced course on “Safe Practices for Retailers and Retail Workers handling Food and Safe Practices for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises manufacturing Food during COVID-19 pandemic”. The courses to entail Food Safety Compliance Training to limit contamination risks. These courses are prepared in association with FSSAI, FICCI, NIFTEM and various Industry Partners. The duration of the course completion is 90min, at the end of which a certificate will be issued to each participant.
Speaking on the launch of the FICSI Online Training & Assessment Academy, Mr. Akshay Bector, President, FICSI & CMD, Cremica Food Industries Ltd., said “At FICSI, our endeavor is to focus on strengthening each and every sub-sector in the Food Processing Sector and with the launch of FICSI Online Training & Assessment Academy, we aim at building it as a one-stop e-learning solution for the Food Processing Industry. We are constantly developing supporting learning resources to create skilled manpower in the industry. The courses focus on imparting sufficient knowledge around industry preparedness to deal with the COVID19 situation. Moreover, we continue to seek support from the industry bodies like FSSAI, FICCI & NSDC to keep up with the momentum of learning and building a strong community.”
Mr. Sunil Marwah, CEO, FICSI highlighted on the importance of giving a clear understanding to the workers of unorganized retail and manufacturing sector handling food. He says that following these guidelines can help in mitigating the risk of spreading COVID-19 and have consumer’s trust. We emphasis on creating awareness through interactive learning because “Jaanega Bharat toh Safe Rahega Bharat”.
The digital platform will also have NSQF aligned job roles for Learners such as Baking Technician, Pickle Making Technician and Jam Jelly Ketchup Processing Technician. The aim is to ensure that the food processing industry can grow with skilled manpower, increased productivity, and profitability.