Purpose and Mandate

The purpose of establishing CGSC is to ensure that the Capital Goods industry is able to grow with skilled manpower, increase productivity and profitability. CGSC is expected to create a dynamic LMIS to keep track of the labour market skill gaps, frame Occupational Standards, facilitate development of practical and high quality training content, ensure adequate availability of faculty through Train The Trainer initiatives, build accreditation and certification mechanisms and encourage capacity building through private sector participation.

The key objective of the CGSC is to create a robust and vibrant eco-system for quality education and skill development in the Capital Goods Sector in the country.


Mandate of CGSC

  • Identification of skill development needs including preparing a catalogue of types of skills, range and depth of skills to facilitate individuals to choose from them.
  • Development of a sector skill development plan and maintain skill inventory.
  • Determining skills/competency standards and qualifications.
  • Standardization of affiliation and accreditation process.
  • Participation in Affiliation, accreditation, examination and certification.
  • Plan and execute Training of Trainers.
  • Promotion of academies of excellence.
  • Establishment of a well-structured sector specific Labour Market Information System (LMIS) to assist planning and delivery of training.

In fulfilling its mandate, CGSC will meet the industry’s expectations from its employees.

While on quantitative front, different sub-sectors and companies would have different requirements; on qualitative front, the key expectations from a particular job role across sectors remain similar. The key qualitative expectations of company from its manpower are as follows:


Technical competency


Companies expect employees to be skillful on following key aspects:


Technical knowledge of trade : Employee is expected to have a sound practical knowledge of the trade.


Sensitivity to Quality Assurance and High Productivity : With a rapid growth in manufacturing and competition from imported machineries, sensitivity to quality assurance and higher productivity has become all the more important. Capital goods manufacturers are expected to deliver products not only of high quality but also under very tight timelines.


Good Technical Aptitude : Good technical aptitude among employees is primarily sought for two reasons: easy up-skilling and reduction of downtime. With rapid advancements in manufacturing, capital goods maker are also required to adopt newer technologies. And with such technological advancements, re-skilling/up-skilling the existing employees has become all the more important. However, to be able to quickly learn new technologies employees should have good technical aptitude to quickly grasp the learning. This helps companies in reducing downtime and thereby increasing productivity.


Soft Skills


Good communication skills : A part of the trade job roles includes understanding and communicating the machine related instructions. Hence, a good communication skill is one of the important requirements of the various trade roles.


Professional attitude : The manufacturing process requires an employee to demonstrate important professional traits such good team worker, adherence to guidelines, disciplined etc to ensure quality and productive production.