News Bytes from NSN – Quick updates on skill development and Vocational Training – 200519


Here are the key News Bytes covering various happenings and updates in the industry, government and other stakeholders in the skilling and VET space.  The News Bytes curated 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.

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Skill development and vocational training news from the states

Andhra Pradesh

Trainees happy with experience and example-based training offered by (RUDSETI: The tailoring trainees from the passing out batch at the Rural Development and Self Employment Training Institute (RUDSETI) in Ongole said that their institute offers experience and example-based training to the candidates.

Jammu and Kashmir

Skill training under UGC NSQF Community College Scheme to be provided in Sopore: Keeping unemployment of youth in consideration a proposal was submitted to UGC under Community College Scheme UGC and four Skill Programmes / Courses have been sanctioned and approved which will be made operational from the academic session 2018-19 at Government Degree College Sopore with the intake of 50 students for each course.


Kochi colleges offer add-on job oriented courses like B.Voc in Retail Management, Travel and Tourism and Fitness Management.


Vocational training in various areas held at Mon town: Vocational training for aviation, hospitality, soft skills and entrepreneurship was held at Mon council hall with KU, KSU, KNSK and the students of Mon town under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, NSDC, THSC, government of India.

Campus interviews conducted at ESTI by ITC Group: ITC Group of Hotels conducted a campus interview drive at Emporium Skill Training Institute (ESTI), Dimapur for their 4 signature luxury premium hotels in India. ESTI trains about 220 students every quarter under the PMKVY scheme in Nagaland

News Bytes from NSN – Quick updates on skill development and Vocational Training – 200519Punjab

Training course on cultivation in Ludhiana: A two-day training course on ‘Cultivation and Processing of Tropical Mushrooms’ concluded at the Punjab Agricultural University. Farmers and farm women from various parts of Punjab participated in the course.

Tamil Nadu

Government ITIs for women across the state will keep up with industrial trend and introduce new courses like Mechanic- Medical Electronics and also Mechanic – Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning and so on

Applications invited for vocational training courses by Chennai Corporation: The Greater Chennai Corporation has invited applications from students for courses offered by four ITI’s that are affiliated to the NCVT.184 seats are available at these ITIs for courses like computer operator, fitter, plumber, electrician and mechanic.

Skill development news from the Industry and government 

Tata Motors is helping in skill development beyond borders among youth: Tata Motors has trained about 100 people from various countries in Africa, ASEAN, SAARC and Latin America, at the Service Training Centre at its manufacturing plant in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. SkillPro is the foreign workforce training program which was launched by Tata Motors’ International Business division to train youth in the 46 countries where it operates.

Skill based courses in ESDM Sector: In order to facilitate the creation of a viable eco-system for ESDM sector, the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) has approved a scheme for Skill Development in Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector under the Digital India programme.

The main objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance for encouraging skill development for 4,18,000 persons in ESDM sector by involving all the states/Union Territories in order to enhance the employability level of the students/unemployed youth in the electronics space.

CII Southern region focussing on job creation: The Southern Region of the Confederation of Indian Industry will focus on skill development in other priority areas, in the next one year, in order to support industrial growth in the region.

NARDECO partners with CSDC to skill construction workers: National Real Estate Development Council  (NARDECO) has signed a MoU with Construction Skill Development Council of India with the objective to promote and propagate certification of large untapped unskilled workforce working mostly in the organized sector with the best in class developers.

Centre-of-excellence’ for skill development set up by Maruti Suzuki in Gujarat: Under its CSR initiative, Maruti Suzuki inaugurated a state-of-the-art centre-of-excellence at ITI, Becharaji in Mehsana district in collaboration with the government of Gujarat. It will be used to train and improve the level of technical education of ITI students in the state and contribute to Skill India initiative.

Blueprint created for e-mobility jobs for 10 million people: A blueprint has been created to build a specialised workforce to support India’s electric mobility mission, which is will generate 10 million jobs. This involves creating a skilled workforce with electric vehicle expertise in areas like design and testing, battery manufacturing and management, sales, services and infrastructure.

Higher grades and better wages for Indian workers in UAE: Indian blue-collar workers in the UAE will get greater protection and better wages with their host and home countries rolling out two key bilateral projects. Online recruitment systems of both the countries for the workers will be integrated and will enable the UAE to recognise the certification of Indian skilled workers which is expected to fetch them higher wages

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