Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative (FICSI)—widely known as Food Processing Sector Skill Council—is a Not-for-Profit Organization, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and working under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
The organization is Promoted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) with financial support by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). FICSI has been granted the status of Awarding Body by NCVET.
FICSI has been set up as an autonomous industry-led body by NSDC. It creates Occupational Standards and Qualification Packs, Develops Training Materials and Tools, Conducts Train the Trainer Programs, Conducts Skill Gap Studies and Assess and Certify trainees on the curriculum aligned to National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF).
As a skill council we accredit potential training providers having training infrastructure as per our guidelines for dissemination of training on our Qualification Packs. We are engaged in various skill development initiatives of central/state Government & Ministries such as PMKVY, GKRA, DDUGKY, ASAP, NULM, PMFME, B.Voc either as a project implementation agency or as an assessment agency.