News Bytes on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 02032020


To give our readers an insight into various happenings in the skilling ecosystem, we are here with our weekly news bytes. The snippets of information will keep you updated on the industry, government, academia and other stakeholders in the skilling and TVET space. The skill development news bytes could  help you get some leads for developing your business in this sector and will keep you informed. The news bytes are curated and adapted from various sources with the sole objective of keeping our readers updated about the evolving skills industry in India. 

Top headline of the week

  • Rs. 250 crore to be spent on internships by the Government of Maharashtra
  • Third phase of PMKVY to be launched
  • MSDE plans to strengthen DSCs to impart skill training
  • DFID and CSDCI organizes Training of Master Assessor Program
  • DFID and AASSC organizes ToT program in aviation sector

Skill development news from the government 

National Technical Textiles Mission to be set up: The National Technical Textiles Mission is going to be set up by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs which aims at positioning India as a global leader in technical textiles. Read more…

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Third phase of PMKVY to be launched: The government is going to launch the third phase of PMKVY. The third phase will be linked with the school education to bring a revolutionary change in the field of skill development.

ASSOCHAM to host third edition Emerging North East meet: ASSOCHAM is going to organize the third edition of the Emerging North East Meet in Guwahati. Over 5000 key stake-holders from industries, institutions, embassies, experts, investors and Government officials will participate in the event.

MSDE plans to strengthen DSCs to impart skill training: MSDE is going to strengthen DSCs and increase their participation to impart skill training that is demand-oriented than supply-centric.

Skill development news from the industry and CSR

IBM makes 2500 students employment ready in collaboration with NASSCOM foundation: IBM organized its New-collar Employability Skills Program in collaboration with NASSCOM foundation. More than 2500 students from 23 colleges across various regions of Karnataka, NCR and Haryana completed IBM certified courses on Data Science and Cloud computing.

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BSDU and Hero Moto Crop to assist trainees in two-wheeler technologies: BSDU is going to open Centre of Excellence in skill based training education on two wheeler in collaboration with Hero Moto Crop Ltd.

PFC signs MoA for skill development training: PFC and NBFC have signed an MoA with IGIAT for providing financial assistance for various skilling programs. under the MoA, PFC Ltd will provide Rs. 1.44 Crore for the training of 500 unemployed youth.

Horiba Medical India launches Horiba India Technical Institute: Horiba Medical India launched Horiba India Technical Institute in association with Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC).The institute aims to provide various specialized professional courses.

DFID and CSDCI organizes Training of Master Assessor Program: DFID organized a ten-day Training of Master Assessor Program in collaboration with CSDCI. The job roles in focus were Supervisor Structure and Lead Assessor. Read more…

DFID and AASSC organizes ToT program in aviation sector: DFID organized a five-day ToT program in the job roles Airline Customer Service Executive and Airline Cabin Crew. Read more…

Skill development workshop under project Swawlambi: WIPS and CMPDI organized a workshop in association with the CSR team under project Swawlambi which aims to provide skill development and employability to underprivileged women. Under this programme, women are being trained in tailoring with the help of master trainer from Usha International limited, Patna.

Vedanta gets ‘Best CSR Practices’ award: Nand Ghar, the flagship CSR project of Vedanta has been awarded with the ‘ET Now World CSR Awards-2020’ for ‘Best CSR practices’.

Rs. 1.43 crore to be spent on skill training of youth: PFC is going to spend Rs 1.43 crore on the skill development of youth. PFC has signed an MoU with IGIAT for funding a skill training program. Read more…

ICICI Foundation partners ICAR for rural growth and development: ICICI Foundation has signed an MoU ICAR for collaboration towards inclusive growth in agriculture for rural development.

Skill development news from the states

Andhra Pradesh

Skill Development centre at Kadapa central jail: To bring reforms in all prisons across the state, Skill Development centre was inaugurated at Kadapa central jail. 


Training centre for women by Hero MotoCorp: Hero MotoCorp Ltd has inaugurated their first ever training centre for women at Industrial Training Institute (ITI) at Ambala in Haryana. This will build key skill-set amongst women.

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Jammu and kashmir

Green skill development program concludes: Green skill development program of the Ministry of Environment and Forests in “Bird Identification and Basic Ornithology” was held in Jammu and kashmir.

One-day workshop on communication skills: A one-day workshop on Communication and Information Technology: Teaching/Learning in the 21st Century was held at North Campus, University of Kashmir. The workshop was organized by the Post Graduate Department of English, North Campus, Kashmir University, in collaboration with the Directorate of Distance Education (DDE), KU.


India Skills Kerala 2020 won high appreciation: The state level India Skills Kerala 2020 won high appreciation.India Skills Kerala 2020 was jointly organised by the Industrial Training Department (ITD) and Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE), both under the State Labour and Skills Department


New courses in AI and agriculture to revive ITIs: To revive the ITIs in Maharashtra, Pune-based Science and Technology Park (STP) has proposed to partner industries and launch new courses in AI and agriculture.

Rs. 250 crore to be spent on internships: The Maharashtra Government is planning to spend over Rs. 250 crore every year on its project to extend internships to around one lakh graduates. Read more…

Vocational training centre in Mawal by YMCA: The Bombay Young Men’s Christian Association launched a vocational training centre in Kanhe in Mawal taluka on. It also signed MoU with three companies to hire skilled labour.


J K Lakshmipat University announces fellowship programs: J K Lakshmipat University announced various fellowship programs for highly meritorious students of undergraduate courses. Students with 75 percent and above in their senior a secondary examination can apply for it.


Exemplary technical skills by MANUU students in Azad Tech Fest: Students of MANUU from various technical and science backgrounds exhibited their skills and talents while displaying innovative projects and ideas at 7th Azad Tech Fest 2020.

Other skill development news

PHDCCI Education Summit 2020: PHD Chamber of Commerce organised the PHDCCI Education Summit 2020 which focused on the theme “Transforming Education- For making India, a $5 trillion economy by 2024”.

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