News Bytes from NSN – Quick updates on Skill Development and Vocational Training- 181119


Registration process for India Skills 2020 is open now. The last date is fast approaching. Under the new deal between India and Germany, German industrial giant Siemens is going to boost skills of 500,000 Indians. There is definitely a lot happening in the skilling and TVET space. You have to keep yourself updated which can be done through our weekly news bytes which are curated from various sources* with the sole objective of keeping our readers informed about the evolving skills industry in India.

Skill development news from the government

Registration is open for India Skills 2020: The registration process for India Skills 2020 is now open for youth to register for the World Skill competition to be held in China in 2021. Candidates born after 1.1.1999 can register for the contest to be held in 47 trades till November 25. – Read more:

Indian to promote innovation at school level: In the 4th edition of TiE Global Summit, It was informed by the CEO of  NITI Aayog that the government is going to open 10,000 tinkering labs at school level across India to boost innovation among students.

RPL implemented by NBCC under Skill India Mission: RPL has been implemented throughout the country by NBCC under Skill India mission. Over 2000 Workers in 39 job roles have been assessed and certified by CSDC.

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Kemppi organizes National Best Welder Competition for Women

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Skilling India summit and awards by ASSOCHAM: Strengthening skilling and employability – 27th November 2019 

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Skill development news from the industry and CSR

Toyota India hosts The National Skill Festival 2019 for dealers:  Toyota India conducted the ‘National Skill Festival 2019’ for all its dealership personnel across India. The event serves as a platform to reward exceptional sales, service, customer relations & U-Trust skills setting innovative skill standards in the industry.

JSPL honoured with Women Achievers Award by ASSOCHAM: Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) has been awarded with the Women Achievers Award by ASSOCHAM for implementing multi-dimensional sustainable women empowerment programmes in health, livelihood, education, sports, and related areas.

Siemens seeks to boost skills of 500,000 Indians: Under new government deal, German industrial giant Siemens is going boost skills of 500,000 Indians. Siemens has 13 factories in India and has been running a vocational education and training (VET) program in Mumbai with courses for fitters and electricians.

VIHAAN INDIA in  2040 was organised by SIP Academy: To discuss “how to develop skills in children to make India a true global leader by 2040”, SIP Academy organised a one day conference called VIHAAN INDIA in 2040. In the conference, owners, principals and educators of 115 top schools were present. 

Rubber tapping skill development school to be inaugurated: Rubber Board is going to start a rubber tapping skill development school to impart training on Rubber Latex harvesting and processing at Amayannoor. The duration of training is 30 days.

News Bytes on Skill Development and Vocational Training- 181119Skill development news from the academia and training partners

6th National Abilympics and National Conference on Disability to bring spotlight on inclusivity of differently-abled organised by Sarthak Educational Trust and NAAI on 15th and 16th November in Delhi. Read more

Get equipped for the future  from NASSCOM SSC – The MHRD- NASSCOM event was held in Hyderabad on 13th November: The main objective of the event was to create awareness about the importance of future skills / digital skills for all college students from non-engineering, i.e, B.A, B.Com and B.Sc. streams.

21CC Education to provide e-learning solutions in collaboration with Portall Infosystems: To address the skill gap in the logistic industry, 21CC Educationis going to provide attractive and interesting online course materials for the maritime and logistics community in collaboration with Portall Infosystems.

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Skill development news from the states

Andhra Pradesh

AP to spend Rs 12,000-cr to introduce English medium in government schools: The Government of Andhra Pradesh launched ”Nadu-Nedu” programme to introduce English medium from classes 1 to 6 in state-run schools. The government is also planning to launch ”Amma Vodi” scheme in January 2020 to give incentives to mothers who send their children to school and continue their education till class 12.


Two-day job fair held in Meghalaya to boost employability among youth: To boost the employability among youth of Meghalaya, the second edition of a two-day walk-in job fair was held at the Don Bosco hall. The job fair was organised by MSSDS in association with Asian Development Bank. 

Emporium to train Mon youths in aviation, hospitality
Dimapur, Nov. 13 (EMN): A government-sponsored training programme for youths in Mon district is scheduled to be conducted at the Wangkhao Government College in Mon.

The training will be imparted with focus on the areas of aviation and hospitality, updates stated.

Emporium to train Mon youths in aviation, hospitality – According to updates, ‘100% placement’ will be provided to the candidates after they successful complete the training course. The sectors are the airlines, five-star luxury hotels and cruise liners worldwide, updates stated.


Month-long skill development programme on bamboo handicraft concludes: Skill development programme on bamboo handicraft which lasted for a whole month concluded at the Amyaa’s training centre in Lower Dibang Valley district.

Emporium to train youth in Aviation and Hospitality: Emporium will train through a government-sponsored training programme for youth in Mon district. The training is scheduled to be conducted at the Wangkhao Government College in Mon.

Go Air recruited 19 Naga girls as cabin crew: Nineteen Naga girls were recruited by Go Air in one of its campus recruitment drive at the Emporium Skills Training Institute in Dimapur. All these selected candidates are currently undergoing training at the Emporium Skill Training Institute, Dimapur under PMKVY2.0.


Government to train faculty of ITI and polytechnics: Odisha government to partner with institutes of national repute and PSUs to impart training to the faculty of ITI and polytechnics to upgrade their knowledge and ensure quality teaching.

Other skill development news

Half of 12th-passed Indians to lack the skills to get jobs: A recent report by UNICEF suggests that by the year 2030 more than half of 12th passed Indian will lack the skills to get jobs. In the current scenario, only 47% of the young students in India will get the right skills at the right time.

Huge growth in technical and vocational education market by 2024: Middle-skill area is going to have over 52% of job vacancies until 2024.This require TVE instead of conventional education, which implies the huge growth in the technical and vocational education market. 

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