Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal, informed that MoFPI is planning to start free on-line skilling classes for SC and ST entrepreneurs, in collaboration with National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) and Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative (FICSI), for providing e-learning.
MoFPI has identified 41 courses and job roles like on baking, making jam, pickles, etc for which access to digital content would be made available.
Once certified, these entrepreneurs would have better employment potential, or they can start their own venture.
She further informed that the participant handbooks and the facilitator's guide created by the Ministry, through NIFTEM, will be converted into e-learning format with suitable digital content and online assessment service.
These will be made available in English, Hindi and other regional languages by FICSI on web and on android based app on mobiles.