News Bytes on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 12052020


The entire skilling ecosystem is going through some changes due to the unprecedented outbreak of Coronavirus. Our weekly news bytes will keep our readers informed about all the changes and make them aware about the various happenings in the industry, government, academia and other stakeholders in the skilling and TVET space. The snippets of information could help you get some leads for developing your business in this sector and will keep you informed. The news bytes are carefully curated and adapted from different sources with the sole objective of keeping our readers updated about the evolving skill industry in India.

KSDC to provide skilled manpower as per industry requirement: KSDC is doing its best to continue the skilling despite COVID-19. It has  implemented an online test for aspirants to identify their strengths and skill training will be provided based on their recommendations.

Youth returning to native places to get relevant training: MSDE has come up with many ideas to train people in the Industrial Training Institutes (ITI). It has linked all the data of people returning to their natives to ITIs to provide them relevant training.

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Google app for kids to improve reading skills: Google’s Read Along Android app helps teach reading skills to elementary school students. It is now available in early access in 180 countries including India. The app supports nine languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Hindi.

Employer-friendly apprenticeship to cater to MNCs: India is going to strengthen its apprenticeship framework through innovative measures including introduction of new courses to cater to the needs of MNCs. Read more…

Manohar Parrikar Goa Scholars Scheme by the government: The State government has introduced a scholarship in the name of former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar for those willing to pursue post graduation or doctoral courses in India and abroad. Rs 8 lakh would be provided to the candidate to pursue higher studies in India or USD 25,000 for studies abroad. 

Newsbytes on skill development vocational training 12052020Skill Enhancement Program ‘Unnati for India’ for IT sector by Visionet India: Visionet Systems (VSPL) has launched a nationwide skills enhancement initiative called ‘Unnati for India’ for graduates in the IT, Business Process Management (BPM) domain. It aims to enhance the employability in the IT/ITes sector.

TechGig partners with Google Cloud to launch Cloud DevJam: TechGig has collaborated with Google Cloud to launch an interactive online platform Cloud DevJam. It has been designed to enable IT professionals and developers to enhance and build their cloud-based skills while at home. Read more…

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A UK education tech firm expands online courses in India: A UK-based education technology company is going to expand online courses available across international schools in India from September. It will offer a range of new online “Cambridge IGCSE” and “Cambridge International AS & A Level” courses to Cambridge International Schools throughout India.

International Solar Alliance aims to develop 20 GW of Solar Parks: Eight new and innovative initiatives were announced at a meeting of members of the ISA. The announcement which was made through a video conference included the action plan for developing up to 20 GW of solar parks.

Bihar mulls food processing units to deal with migrant problems: The food processing industries will soon be classified under the priority sector of the state industrial investment promotion policy.the department has also formulated a plan to impart on-line training to individuals on farm technology and food processing methodology.

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NIFD students make 1500 face masks: The students of NIFD skill development and training institute in Jammu and Kashmir have made 1500 face masks and distributed them among the needy free of cost.

Transforming microwave oven to UV sanitisation chambers: An ITI in Odisha has started transforming discarded microwave ovens into Ultraviolet (UV) santisation chambers for the disinfection of mobile phones, pens and other small objects carried by medical staff working in COVID-19 hospitals. Transformation of a thrown away microwave oven to UV sanitisation chamber costs only ₹1,200. Read more…

Andhra Pradesh women produce PPEs amid COVID-19: Over 200 women from a village in Andhra Pradesh are producing PPEs for the front-line warriors amid COVID-19. They produce 5,000 lab coats, 15,000 masks, and 6,000 shoe covers every day.

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