Office, website of Hydrocarbon Sector Skill Council inaugurated
New Delhi: The office and website of the Hydrocarbon Sector Skill Council (HSSC) was inaugurated recently by Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan in a ceremony held at the SCOPE Convention centre, SCOPE Complex, New Delhi, in the presence of officials from the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Oil & Gas PSUs.
In line with the National Skill Mission of India, HSSC, for the Oil & Gas sector has been set up under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, as per the guidelines of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), with the aim of skill development and training of manpower in the hydrocarbon sector. It has been registered as a SOCIETY under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, with the Registrar of Societies, New Delhi, on April, 26, 2016.
Speaking on the inaugural ceremony, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said, "Energy sector has some of the most complex and crucial job roles. Right from high sea exploration levels to the point of delivery. Till now we used to learn while we earn, but now we need to learn before we begin to earn. Specifically, in this sector, we need to be cautious about safety at each step and that is only possible when we have skilled workforce which is trained. The wages in hydrocarbon sector is in between 10-15 per cent and close to 20 lakh people work in this sector directly or indirectly. There is ample opportunity for all to grow and learn and bring overall productivity to this sector.
The training program under HSSC is one of the high skilling training programs which will be able to provide a lucrative career option to many individuals We want to develop globally benchmarked workforce for the sector so that lakhs of youth can aspire for better economic opportunities. In the next 10 years, India will be the largest consumer of energy sector with investments expected to be more than $320billion. Investment in skill development now is investment in the sector and investment in the country's economic growth and its future."