News Bytes on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 14072020


Are you missing out on updates from the skilling ecosystem? Don’t worry. We’re with the perfect solution. Our news bytes will give you an insight into various happenings and updates 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 skills industry in India. 

Skill development news from the government and industry

Skill India launches ASEEM – an AI-based digital platform to bridge demand-supply skill gap: MSDE  launched ‘Aatmanirbhar Skilled Employee Employer Mapping (ASEEM)’ portal to help skilled people find sustainable livelihood opportunities. The AI-based portal will map details of workers based on regions and local industry demands. Read more…

Upcoming webinars

On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day 2020, NSN is Launching a webinar a webinar series focused on key action points

Topic: Skills for a resilient youth

Date and Time: July 15th, 2020 from 10:30 AM IST

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Certif-Id is organizing a webinar on “Next Step Seafarers: Skills Development to Employment”. To register for the webinar please visit:

On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day, we at National Skills Network in collaboration with Fronius India are organising a webinar on “Skills & Certificate – The Way forward”.  To register for the webinar please visit:

NSDC collaborates with Microsoft to empower Indian youth with digital skills: NSDC has collaborated with Microsoft to provide digital skills to over one lakh youth in the country over the next 12 months. Microsoft’s learning resource centre Microsoft Learn will be integrated with eSkillIndia portal as a part of this partnership. Read more…

RSDC to train 30,000 migrant workers: RSDC is working on a two-pronged model under which it will be skilling 30,000 local people for meeting the needs in rubber manufacturing units. This will also create a livelihood model for returned migrant workers in their respective states. 

Skill development news from the states

Jammu and Kashmir

Executive leadership programme held by JKSDM: Jammu and Kashmir Skill Development Mission collaborated with BRIDGE Institute to organize a day-long “Executive Leadership Online Programme” focussed on capacity building of Education and Skill Development officers of the UT. The programme was organized as a part of JKSDM’s 1000 Leader program.

10-day skill training on sericulture by SKUAST-K: Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir held a 10-day skill enhancement training programme on ‘Sericulture –An Economically Viable Source for Increasing Farm Income’. The online skill training was organised by SKUAST-K’s College of Temperate Sericulture, Mirgund from June 28 to July 7.


Employment through Handicraft: A two-day online training course on Employment through Handicraft was organized by the Skill Development Centre of PAU for farmers and farm women of Punjab.


Skill details of 11,000 collected: Under the skill mapping initiative, skill details of 11,000 workers have been collected by RSLDC. Over 8000 workers have shown interest in getting trained in new set of skills

News Bytes on Skill DevelopmentSkill development news from academia and training partner

CBSE collaborates with Facebook to introduce AR in the curriculum: CBSE has partnered with Facebook to introduce Augmented Reality in their curriculum. The board has launched ‘Digital Safety and Online Well-Being and Augmented Reality’ curriculum in collaboration with Facebook. 

Cloud Computing becomes part of mainstream college syllabus in India: Cloud Computing has become part of mainstream college syllabus in India after seven higher educational institutions has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer industry-aligned cloud curriculum as part of the undergraduate degree and postgraduate diploma programs starting from September 2020.

Students of BSDU develop a 3-in-1 Covid safety device: The students BSDU have developed a 3-in-1 Covid safety device which plays a contact-less role of monitoring the human body temperature, capturing the attendance and dispensing the hand sanitizer at one time by using solar and grid source of energy. 

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




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RGNAU invites admission for India’s first ever BMS in Aviation Services and Air Cargo: RGNAU invited admission for India’s first-ever Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) in Aviation Services and Air Cargo course that starts from September 2020. The last date of online application for the 2-year study and 1-year apprenticeship course with 96 seats is 29 July 2020 and the all India entrance exam is on 16 August. 

Manipal Global collaborates with CENTA to launch programs in Teacher Training and School Leadership: Manipal Global has launched programs in Teacher Training and School Leadership in association with CENTA. The collaboration aims to equip school educators with future skills and provide better career opportunities in India and abroad.

Other skill development and entrepreneurship news

RBL bank gives 70k face masks order to  women entrepreneurs: RBL bank has trained aspiring low-income women entrepreneurs from Maharashtra and West Bengal to manufacture 70,000 face masks. The order will provide them with meaningful work and much needed economic support to their families during COVID-19 crisis.

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