News Bytes on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 16032020


Our weekly news bytes are the perfect way to keep our readers updated about 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 skills industry in India. 

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




Skill development news from the government 

Government to launch skill training program for disabled entrepreneurs: The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is going to launch an exclusive program to provide skill training and marketing strategies for disabled entrepreneurs, artisans and artists. The program will be implemented through the National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation.

Northeast homemakers will be entrepreneurs now: A national initiative by NSDC in partnership with Britannia industries aims to turn homemakers from Northeast as entrepreneurs.

MSDE to boost women’s jobs via care economy: To boost the employment of women and push the care economy, MSDE has planned to launch a study on state-wide availability and requirement of skilling in geriatric care, early childhood education and domestic work. Read more…

Skill development news from the industry and CSR

FSTC participates in Wings India 2020: FSTC, a premier aviation training centre endorsed by DGCA and EASA, participated in the Wing India 2020 event organised by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India. The four-day event was concluded on 15th March in Hyderabad.

Pratt and Whitney customer training centre in India: Pratt and Whitney has recorded 10,000 student days of training at its customer training centre in Hyderabad, India. The centre was launched in 2015 and is one of the three Pratt and Whitney training centres operating globally which offers specialised DGCA and EASA Part 147 approved training.

Regional skill contests by Toyota Kirloskar Motor: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) organized a seminar and regional skill contests for Toyota Technical Education Program (T-TEP) with an aim to create a dynamic talent pool through continuous up-gradation of competencies. 

1800 women to get skill training by REC: Financial assistance of Rs. 2.79 crore to be provided by REC Ltd. for imparting job oriented skill development training to 1800 women.

News Bytes on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 16032020Skill development news from the states

Andra Pradesh

Skill development session at SACET: A skill development training for the Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Residential School from Veligonda was concluded at the St Ann’s College of Engineering and Technology in Chirala.


Bus fitted with IT equipment for students in rural areas: In Haryana, a bus was designed for students in rural areas which is equipped with IT equipment. The Chief Minister of Haryana flagged off the bus. 

Jammu and Kashmir

Skill development centre in Jammu and Kashmir by VLCC: VLCC is going to open its first skill development institute in Jammu and Kashmir. VLCC currently runs a total 96 VLCC Institutes of Beauty and Nutrition in India and Nepal.

Automobile training to youth in Jammu and Kashmir: The government in collaboration with a private institute is providing vocational training to youth in motor mechanics and automobiles.

Free of cost skill development training for Jammu and Kashmir youth: ICICI Foundation is going to provide free of cost skill development training to the youths of Jammu and Kashmir through ICICI Academy for Skills which will be inaugurated in the Union Territory shortly.


Skill centre for women to learn tailoring: A free of cost skill centre to provide training to women in tailoring was launched in Bathinda. The course duration is six-months.

Tamil Nadu

Rs 138 crore co-gen power plant in Tamil Nadu: A co-generation power plant has been established at Perambalur sugar mill at Eraiyur in Tamil Nadu at a cost of Rs 138.86 crore. During the occasion, the Chief Minister inaugurated the new build for ITIs and launched a ITPA mobile app for supervising  training at ITIs and the employment opportunities available for them.   

Skill development news from academia and training partners

Ambassador of Japan to India visits IL&FS Skills Centre: Ambassador of Japan to India visited the first ever Indo-Japan centre of the Northeast and the IL&FS Skills Centre. The aspirants have an opportunity for paid internship in Japan for a period of three to five years under the training program.

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Digital empowerment of students by CBSE and Intel: To digitally empower nearly one lakh students with Artificial Intelligence (AI), CBSE has signed an MoU with tech giant Intel. AI will be added to the curriculum for grades VIII, IX and X for 22,000 schools  Read more…

Skill development program for women by IIT Madras: To skill women who aspire to return to a technical profession after a break in their career, IIT Madras launched a “Career Back two Women (CB2Women)” initiative through its Digital Skills Academy. 

Other skill development news

Vocational education should get its due: Vocational education is the most important thing for India which will help it become a 5 trillion economy. It is evident that trained manpower helps develop the economy of the country.

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