News Bytes from NSN – Quick updates on skill development and Vocational Training – 170619


Here are this week’s skill development news bytes covering various happenings and updates in the industry, government, academia and other stakeholders in the skilling and TVET space. The news and latest happenings could help you generate leads for developing your business in this sector. The News Bytes are compiled and adapted from various sources* with the sole objective of keeping our readers informed about the evolving skills industry in India and how they can be a part of it.

Skill development news from the Academia and training partners

Colleges in Ludhiana to offer degree in vocational courses: Right after Class XII, students can now also apply for vocational courses for planning their future. These courses will help students in filing the gap between the industry and the skilled employees.

Second Grant From J.P. Morgan for Quest Alliance to Skill 22000 Women: Quest Alliance announced that it has received a second grant of INR 5.9 crore from J.P. Morgan to scale its career development program in 50 government-run women’s technical training institutes. The program will equip women with life, work and career skills.

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Skill development news from the government

DGT partners with Cisco and Accenture to set up a future-ready employability skilling program for ITI students: Directorate General of Training partners with Cisco and Accenture to set up a future-ready employability skilling program for ITI students where nearly 15, 00,000 students across ITIs in India can access the digital learning module via the Bharat Skills portal.

betterU and NSDC partner to support Skilling India: betterU Education Corp. announced that National Skills Development Corporation and betterU have entered into a partnership to support the advancing of the government’s skilling initiative in India.

News Bytes from NSN – Quick updates on skill development and Vocational Training – 170619Skill development news from the industry

Maruti Suzuki’s second JIM accredited by METI, Japan: Maruti Suzuki’s upcoming Japan-India Institute of Manufacturing has been granted the certificate of accreditation by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). It is going to train 500 youths annually.

Dell Technologies unveiled its first Dell Kaushal Kendra (Skill India lab), a state-of-the-art computer hardware lab for training youth on computer manufacturing and repair services at Swami Vivekananda Rural Community College (SVRCC), Dell Technologies’ NGO partner in Puducherry.

Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI), a not-for-profit integrated technical training institute by Tata Power, enrolled its 50,000th trainee on 3rd June 2019. This is a significant milestone in TPSDI’s journey so far since its inception in 2015.

Amway India wins ‘Best International Company In Skill Development’ Award: Amway India has been given the ‘Best International Company in Skill Development’ award at the ‘ASSOCHAM National Summit-cum-Awards on Skilling India – 2019’, held at Ranchi. The award recognized Amway’s recent most initiative to partner with the Retailers Association’s Skill Council of India.

Germany – De RAJ GROUP and O&G SKILLS INDIA enter into a strategic alliance partnership: German-based energy firm De Raj Group announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance agreement with India-based oil and energy staffing firm O&G Skills India. The agreement paves the way for a takeover of O&G Skills India.

‘Amazon Flex’ app launched to hire part time delivery partners: Amazon India has launched Amazon Flex, to help individuals to be their own boss, create their own work schedules and earn ₹120-140 per hour, delivering Prime and non-Prime packages on behalf of Amazon, during their spare time.

Skill development and VET government and non-government projects, apprenticeships and jobs :




CSR and skill development

Rs 125 cr to be spent by Ambuja Cement on CSR this fiscal: Ambuja Cement Foundation will spend Rs 125 crore, including Rs 40 crore in Rajasthan, towards revival of traditional water resources, rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharge, healthcare support, vocational training and skill development were some of the initiatives which have been undertaken by the foundation.

Rs.16.46 Cr spent by SBI Foundation on CSR programmes: As per the Sustainability Report 2018-19, the total CSR amount spent by SBI Foundation for 2018-19 was Rs 16.46 crore. The CSR activities are spread across healthcare, education, skill development and livelihood creation, environmental protection and sanitation. The CSR programs are implemented by the Bank as well the SBI Foundation.

Castrol India’s CSR programme for mechanics: Castrol India’s CSR programme for mechanics saw over 150 independent two-wheeler mechanics across Hubli and Dharwad participating in the upskilling initiative in Karnataka.

Skill development news from the states

Andhra Pradesh

SEEDAP Organizes CxO meet with Sector Skill Councils to empower youth: Society for Employment Generation and Enterprise Development in Andhra Pradesh organized CxO meet at Vijayawada for building partnership with sector skill councils. SEEDAP works with an objective to empower the rural youth by providing them market driven employability skill training.


Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council (DWSSC) organized the ‘Domestic Workers Skill Conclave – Chapter North East’ on Friday in association with Assam Skill Development Mission (ASDM) at NEDFi House in Guwahati on the occasion of ‘International Domestic Workers Day’ on 14th June 2019.


Medical practitioners in Patna to get surgical training on wheels: Doctors and students of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) – Patna will get a weeklong training at the state-of-the-art ‘Institute on Wheels’, a specialised bus with medical facilities. The bus was launched in March 2018 at a government hospital in New Delhi under the Skill India Mission of the Centre.


Skilling of youth, women discussed at Ranchi summit: Major concerns in the skill development industry like gender parity, role of artificial intelligence, and role in direct selling industry were discussed in a national summit-cum-awards called ‘Skilling India–The Way Forward’, at Ranchi. The summit, organised by ASSOCHAM of India saw panellists from various sections of the skill development industry discussing the challenges and scope of the sector.

Madhya Pradesh

South Korean education model to be implemented in Madhya Pradesh: Taking inspiration from South Korea’s education system, considered as one of the best in the world, the education system in Madhya Pradesh will be changed so that it is able to provide speedy employment to students by developing their creative skills.


Vocational Training Centre opened at Nongstoin by CIDC: Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) has opened a centre for job-oriented vocational training and skill development at Nongstoin in West Khasi Hills district


Job fair to be held in Zunheboto : Emporium skill training institute, which is an empanelled training partner of the Department of Labour and Employment, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of Nagaland will be organising a job fair on June 18 at Zunheboto.

Showcase event for trainees organised by Skill Alli PMKVY Centre in Nagaland: The Skill Alli PMKVY Centre Chümoukedima organized a programme for the Beauty and Wellness and Cutting and Tailoring trainees who showcased their skills and talents through their designs and make up.


Orphaned youths provided professional, social skills by Yashoda Foundation: Yashoda Hospital Foundation arranged free professional and social skills training for orphan youths.

A vocational course for electricians launched by ITC: Inauguration ceremony of ‘ITC Mission Sunekhra Kal’, a vocational training programme by ITC and Pratham Institute for electricians was held in Dandupally

ATDC and EGMM providing employment opportunities to youth in Telangana: Apparel Training and Design Centre, India’s largest quality vocational training provider for the Apparel sector, the training wing of Apparel Export Promotion Council in collaboration with Employment Generation and Marketing Mission (EGMM), Telangana Government are providing employment opportunities for unemployed rural youth in the state.

Other news

Education channel started by BIGO LIVE in India: Singapore-based live streaming platform BIGO LIVE announced the launch of a free education channel to expand its user base in tier-2 and tier-3 cities in India.

Singapore minister says they can work closely with India on skill development: Visiting education minister Ong Ye Kung said, Singapore is keen to cooperate with India in the area of skills development, adding that the newly constituted cabinet committee on employment and skill development will invigorate India’s efforts at imparting essential employability skills to the people.

On National Sewing Machine Day rural women to be skilled: On National Sewing Machine Day, i.e 13th June, Narayan Seva Sansthan inaugurated Narayan Sewing Training Center for differently abled in partnership with Skill India Team, where they will undergo 30 to 45 days hands-on training on sewing machines.

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