News Bytes on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 27042020


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NSDC partners Amazon India to launch combat COVID-19 digital campaign: NSDC has launched “Fight Against COVID-19 #AwareIndiaSafeIndia; Digital Campaign” in partnership with Amazon India. The campaign will create awareness using digital platforms and online community engagement.

Online training for 2.79 lakh ITI students: 2.79 lakh students of 117 government-run ITIs in Chandigarh have taken online classes amid the lockdown. The online classes were organized by Directorate of Technical Education and Industrial Training

ITI students make masks for COVID-19 warriors: Over 2,000 girl students of various Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in Punjab are producing free masks for the frontline warriors fighting the pandemic. They have made 2.23 lakh four-layered, washable masks from home in the past two weeks.

900 certified plumbers to provide essential services during pandemic: A database of 900 certified plumbers has been created by the Indian Plumbing Skills Council (IPSC) to address the need for essential services like plumbing during the ongoing COVID 19 crisis. These skilled plumbers are ready to provide their services during the lockdown period, across the country. Read more…

Youth showcase their skills through NSDC’s “Skill From Home” campaign: NSDC ran a social media campaign “Skill From Home” to inspire youth to showcase their skills during the nationwide lockdown. The campaign was rolled out on IndiaSkills’ official pages across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and received tremendous response from the users. Read more…

Amity University Rajasthan signs an MoU with ACCA and ISDC: Amity Business School at Amity University Rajasthan has signed an MoU with ACCA and ISDC. Amity Business school is one of the flagship Schools of Amity University Rajasthan offering MBA, BBA, B.Com and Ph.D. programmes.

Rs 32.97 crore distributed to provide support to the tea industry: The northeastern zonal office of the Tea Board here has disbursed Rs 32.97 crore to its beneficiaries to provide support to the tea industry here during the lockdown. The amount of Rs 32.97 crore has been given to 1,088 beneficiaries.

Mechatronics course by Mercedes-Benz India: The Mechatronics course by Mercedes-Benz India, launched in 2002, is a one-year syllabus. A new Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics (ADAM) course has been designed by the Mercedes-Benz Global Training Centre and focuses on self-learning methodology.

News Bytes on Skill DevelopmentOnline hackathon by Anna University to fight COVID-19: A national level Bioinformatics online Hackathon on COVID-19 has been organized by Anna University. It is open now until May 6, 2020 for full stackers.

17 lakh masks produced by Women Self-Help Groups: Women Self-Help Groups in Haryana have made over 17 lakh protective face covers and masks. They have also prepared nearly 13,000 Personal Protection Equipment kits and 35,000 sanitizers of 100 ml each.

UGC invites applications for skill-based courses: UGC has invited applications from institutions of higher learning willing to offer skill-based courses for session 2020-21. Application window is open for skill-based programmes from the forthcoming academic year at the level of Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, BVoc, PG Diploma, MVoc and Research Degree.

BSDU students create awareness about Coronavirus: BSDU students are trying to help the nation by participating in circulating the awareness about the novel Coronavirus. They have shared their wisdom in the form of a video song ” Jo Saath Dede Sara India, To Muskurayega India” telling people to help with their actions to fight against corona.

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Telangana offers free e-course: TSCHE has launched an online skill development course ‘Career Skill Vantage programme’. The course is being offered to students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduates degrees and fresh graduates for free. Read more…

NASSCOM’s guide to leverage occupational standards: In a bid to upgrade the skills possessed, NASSCOM FutureSkills has laid down some guidelines to leverage the occupational standards in order to drive skilling at scale.

Gujarat ITIs participate in ‘mission mask’: The ITIs in Gujarat have started “Mission Mask” to provide face masks. The ITIs reached out to students of the current batch of sewing classes as well as those that had passed out earlier for the mission. A team of 70 students was assembled to embark on the Mission Mask.

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