Ebène, 10 February 2021: The deadline for the registration for the National Productivity and Quality Convention (NPQC) has been extended to 26 February in a move to allow more local organisations to participate in the Convention.
NPQC 2020/21, which was launched on 25 November 2020, is targeted towards both public and private organisations, including Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and micro-enterprises, large corporates, government departments and parastatals as well as registered associations.
This extension is also followed by a significant rescheduling in the overall calendar of NPQC 2020/21. Once registered, training will be offered to a first batch of participating organisations on 23 and 24 February while the second batch will follow the training on 3 and 4 March. The training will help participants to prepare for the presentation of their projects as per the criteria of NPQC 2020/2021.
The assessment of the projects by a panel of local jurors will take place from 3 to 7 May. It is to be noted that the participating organisations will compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. A 15-minute online presentation (via PowerPoint or video) is scheduled for each participating organisation.
After the assessment by the local assessors, the Gold Awardees will then be assessed by a panel of international jurors on 19 and 20 May. The Grand Winners will be announced on Friday 28 May. The Grand Winners will get the opportunity to participate in the International Convention on Quality Control Circles (ICQCC), which will take place in the city of Hyderabad, India.
“We understand that the outburst of the Covid19 pandemic has bought about serious disruptions in the operations of many organisations. These disruptions, for many of them, pose serious challenges for which they require more focus and time. Taking all these factors into account, we decided to reset the deadline and thus encourage more organisations to take part in NPQC 2020/21,” the Executive Director of the NPCC, Mr. Ashit Gungah points out.
It is to be noted that NPQC 2020/21 will consider projects implemented in 2019 and 2020. The NPQC is a platform in Mauritius where local organisations can participate and share knowledge, as well as deepen their understanding of productivity, quality, innovation in order to achieve sustainable growth and competitiveness. The NPQC encourages organisations to share their best operational practices, processes, systems, and initiatives and learn from the experience of others. It also provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of teams that have been responsible for creating and/or managing productivity and quality improvements at their workplace.
Grand Winners of the 2018 and 2019 NPQC editions were offered the opportunity to participate in the ICQCC 2018 and 2019 in Singapore and Japan respectively. Information about registration and other details are available on the website of the NPCC: https://www.npccmauritius.org/en/about-npqc.html