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Furniture & Fittings Skill Council (FFSC)

Founder(s) CEO- Rahul Mehta
Date of Establishment 10th September 2015
Industrial Sector Furniture and Fittings
Headquarter Gurgaon, Haryana
Presence PAN India
Awards and Recognition Furniture and Fittings Skill Council (FFSC) was presented with the 'Gold Award' in 2019 for efficient implementation of skill development initiatives under the National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation (NBCFDC)

About the Venture

Furniture & Fittings Skill Council (FFSC) is a Not-for-Profit organization, registered under societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. The Council has been promoted by CII with financial support from the NSDC, under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).

It is perhaps the only organization where Industry Leaders & associations from various sub sectors of the Furniture Industry Collaborate and Contribute to make the overall Industry more Competitive in pursuit to make India the Skill Capital of the World.

Key Approaches: 

FFSC aims to focus on establishing an effective & efficient skilling ecosystem for the development and imparting of skills for the Interiors, Furniture, Fittings & Allied industry to enhance the employability of the Indian workforce nationally & globally. 

The objective of FFSC is to go from the aspect of 'Unemployment' to 'Livelihood', which is achieved through the following key functions. 

  • Standards - Create Job Role-specific occupational standards to develop relevant curriculum, content, training delivery system, accreditation and certification processes.

  • Training Infrastructure - Facilitate establishment, accreditation & affiliation of Training Centres, Centres of Excellence (COE), and World Skills Academies. Conduct Training of Trainers and Training of Assessors, etc.

  • Projects - Facilitate, conduct, implement & monitor various government, non-government, state-run, customized training programs.

  • Assessments & Certification - Conduct proper assessment & certification of the learners to ensure quality output to the Industry.

  • Career Management - Set-up effective Skill Market Information System (SMIS) to match the Industry Demand and Skilled workforce supply.


FFSC's Vision and Mission Contexts:

Vision: Become a unified platform for all skilled manpower solutions for Interiors, Furniture and Allied industry across the globe.

Mission: Create aspirational value for career opportunities in the Interiors, Furniture and Allied industries. Sustainably generate skilled taskforce by building a robust skilling ecosystem to make India competitive.

Apprenticeship training

FFSC integrates itself to public services through highly interactive and productive Apprenticeship training. Apprenticeship is one of the most efficient ways to develop skilled workforce for Industry by using on the job training facilities available in the establishments without putting any extra burden on the exchequer to set up training infrastructure.

Benefits to Employer for Engagement of Apprentice in their organization:

  • Reducing attrition rate 

  • Abridging manpower costs in long runs

  • No ESI / No PF obligations for keeping apprentices 

  • Exemption of classroom training for the candidates who have completed their job role in basic education.

  • Financial Benefits under National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS)

    • 25% of prescribed stipend subject to a maximum of Rs. 1500/- per month per apprentice 

    • Benefits up to 7500/- per apprentices for fresher candidates 

This has proved to be one of the essential schemes in terms of quality of training, experiential learning and enhanced employability. It gives apprentices a real chance to put skills into practice and helps them gain confidence in a working environment.  

Associations and Partnership 

The Furniture & Fittings Skill Council is internationally renowned and has tie-ups with many national and global organizations for business, academic and training purposes. They have interacted and introduced many innovative and unique practices through these co-operations and alliances. 

The major associations and collaborations include:

Associations with Professional Bodies

  • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
  • Association of Furniture Manufacturers & Traders (AFMT)
  • Association of Architects, Builders, Interiors Designers & Allied (ABID)
  • Indian Laminate Manufacturers' Association (ILMA)
  • Association of Indian Panel Board Manufacturers (AIPM)
  • Aurangabad Furniture and Engineering Work Cluster (AFEWC)
  • Wood Technologist Association (WTA)
Academic Partner
  • National Institute of Design (NID)
  • Bhartiya Skill Development University (BSDU) 
  • Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST)
  • Hettich Poddar WoodWorking Institute (HPWWI)
  • CEPT University
  • Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Engagement Partners

  • Apna
  • Woodzon
  • Sourcing Hardware
International Collaborations
  • Swedish Wood 
  • Canadian Wood 

Future Goals 

Mission 2025 – FFSC aims to skill, re -skills and upskill 5,00,000 aspirants by the FFSC's 10th Anniversary. FFSC will ensure that by 2025-26, we have mapped the Industry's existing workforce and build a robust skilling mechanism to aspire and train fresh entrants for Apprenticeship, Jobs and Entrepreneurship opportunities.

To achieve this, FFSC will be creating Furniture Regional Skill Chapters (FRSC) and Skill Academies which will be supported by the state–of–art FFSC Skill Pavilion.

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